River Rouge, MI Criminal and Public Records

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About River Rouge

River Rouge is located in Wayne County, with a population of 7,546. This makes it the 173rd most populous city in Michigan. It has an average income of $26,230.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 47 reported major violent crimes (0.006223 per person) and 137 reported major property crimes in River Rouge (0.018138 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in River Rouge.

Crime Rates Compared to Michigan

When it comes to major violent crimes, River Rouge has 0.006223 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004155 violent crimes per person statewide.

River Rouge has 0.018138 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.018856 per person statewide.


River Rouge Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 173rd
  • Violent Crimes: 67th (32nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (16th per 100k)
  • Rape: 44th (160th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 56th (26th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 47th (32nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 130th (160th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 88th (74th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 149th (211th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 62nd (37th per 100k)
  • Arson: 23rd (96th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 3,841st
  • Violent Crimes: 586th (873rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (285th per 100k)
  • Rape: 187th (896th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 452nd (875th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 334th (884th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,645th (4,295th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 691st (2,381st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,460th (4,823rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 500th (1,360th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (702nd per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 33rd
  • Violent Crimes: 18th (9th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 17th (14th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 18th (7th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 19th (11th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 28th (23rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 23rd (14th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 29th (23rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 28th (18th per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (10th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 7,546
  • Households: 2,769
  • Median Income: $26,230
  • Land Area: 2.653 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.593 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

River Rouge, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 5 4
Agg. Assault 45 34
Robbery 8 8
Burglary 53 37
Vehicle Thefts 29 16
Arson 9 1

Violent Crimes in River Rouge, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 4
Aggravated Assault 34
Robbery 8

Property Crimes in River Rouge, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 37
Larceny 84
Motor Vehicle Theft 16
Arson 1

Property Crimes in River Rouge, MI

Year Property Crimes
2010 373
2013 281
2014 187
2015 137

Larceny in River Rouge, MI

Year Larceny
2010 141
2013 142
2014 105
2015 84

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large River Rouge is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 42348 41231
Murder 535 571
Rape 10322 10613
Agg. Assault 27519 26414
Robbery 8021 7796
Property Crimes 202547 187101
Burglary 44184 40041
Larceny 137206 131296
Vehicle Thefts 21157 15764
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how River Rouge compares to the rest of Michigan or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in River Rouge is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Michigan or nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of Michigan

Year Property Crimes
2006 324351
2007 308775
2008 293585
2009 282918
2010 268201
2011 257979
2012 250101
2013 230334
2014 202547
2015 187101

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