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Southgate Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 55th
  • Violent Crimes: 46th (103rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 8th (23rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 34th (173rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 48th (125th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 31st (38th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 35th (54th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 61st (142nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 28th (50th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 29th (31st per 100k)
  • Arson: 22nd (127th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,334th
  • Violent Crimes: 540th (2,121st per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (315th per 100k)
  • Rape: 177th (948th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 439th (2,465th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 313th (944th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 963rd (2,119th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 641st (3,566th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 848th (1,805th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 444th (1,134th per 100k)
  • Arson: 116th (766th per 100k)

In Wayne County (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 14th (17th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (17th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 16th (19th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 12th (13th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 10th (7th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 18th (21st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 8th (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 14th (14th per 100k)
  • Arson: 10th (18th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 29,293
  • Households: 12,499
  • Median Income: $50,280
  • Land Area: 6.846 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.005 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Southgate, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 3
Rape 11 14
Agg. Assault 60 47
Robbery 18 29
Burglary 99 87
Vehicle Thefts 80 72
Arson 1 2

Violent Crimes in Southgate, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 14
Aggravated Assault 47
Robbery 29

Property Crimes in Southgate, MI in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 87
Larceny 738
Motor Vehicle Theft 72
Arson 2

Violent Crimes in Southgate, MI

Year Violent Crimes
2006 120
2007 71
2008 93
2009 79
2010 67
2011 71
2013 85
2014 90
2015 93

Robbery in Southgate, MI

Year Robbery
2006 31
2007 18
2008 24
2009 19
2010 20
2011 16
2013 25
2014 18
2015 29

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Southgate, MI included 93 violent crimes and 897 property crimes. The 93 violent crimes included: 3 murders, 47 aggravated assaults, 14 forcible rapes, and 29 robberies. The 897 property crimes included: 72 motor vehicle thefts, 87 burglaries, 2 counts of arson, and 738 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Southgate, MI which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Southgate, MI? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Southgate or in the greater Southgate, MI metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Violent Crimes in the state of Michigan

Year Violent Crimes
2006 56778
2007 53988
2008 50166
2009 49547
2010 48460
2011 43983
2012 44922
2013 44523
2014 42348
2015 41231

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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