Trenton, MI Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Trenton, MI? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in Wayne County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Trenton area. Trenton has a population of 18,380, which makes it the 75th largest city in Michigan, and an average income of $55,218. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Trenton, MI

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2014, there were 37 reported violent crimes and 210 reported property crimes in Trenton. This compares to 42,348 reported violent crimes and 202,547 reported property crimes statewide in Michigan. This makes Trenton 158th in the state of Michigan when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Trenton was agg. assault, with 27 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 155 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Trenton Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2014)

  • Population: 75th
  • Violent Crimes: 68th (158th per 100k)
  • Rape: 38th (162nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 64th (122nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 46th (142nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 101st (258th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 88th (229th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 106th (269th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 52nd (84th per 100k)
  • Arson: 25th (120th per 100k)

Nationwide (2014)

  • Population: 2,072nd
  • Violent Crimes: 563rd (2,893rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 69th (400th per 100k)
  • Rape: 172nd (941st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 453rd (2,537th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 335th (1,783rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,562nd (6,026th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 735th (4,737th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,405th (5,849th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 464th (1,949th per 100k)
  • Arson: 119th (771st per 100k)

In Wayne County (2014)

  • Population: 20th
  • Violent Crimes: 20th (19th per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (12th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 20th (18th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 24th (29th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 24th (31st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 26th (32nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 25th (32nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 24th (29th per 100k)
  • Arson: 10th (20th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 18,380
  • Households: 7,798
  • Median Income: $55,218
  • Land Area: 7.263 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.241 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Trenton, MI Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2014
Rape 0 8
Agg. Assault 16 27
Robbery 5 2
Burglary 39 32
Vehicle Thefts 23 23
Arson 2 1

Violent Crimes in Trenton, MI in 2014

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 8
Aggravated Assault 27
Robbery 2

Property Crimes in Trenton, MI in 2014

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 32
Larceny 155
Motor Vehicle Theft 23
Arson 1

Agg. Assault in Trenton, MI

Year Agg. Assault
2006 0
2008 16
2009 15
2010 37
2011 10
2013 16
2014 27

Rape in Trenton, MI

Year Rape
2006 1
2008 1
2009 1
2010 1
2011 2
2013 0
2014 8

Michigan Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Michigan Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 42348 41231
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 overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Trenton and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Michigan and nationwide.


Agg. Assault in the state of Michigan

Year Agg. Assault
2006 36588
2007 35319
2008 32158
2009 32076
2010 31727
2011 28630
2012 29210
2013 27194
2014 27519
2015 26414

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