Safest Cities in Michigan2019 Guide to Michigan's Safest Cities
List of Michigan’s Safest Cities
Comprised of 2 large peninsulas bordering the Great Lakes, the state of Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the country.
While crime headlines might focus on the cities of Flint and Detroit, Michiganders looking for lower crime rates can find much lower crime rates and still be within 6 miles of a body of water anywhere in the state.
The 17th most densely populated state in the nation, Michigan has a median household income of $54,509.
Average Michigan Crime Rate
The average Michigan Crime Rate is as follows:
Average Michigan Crime Rate -Property Crimes
(per 100,000 residents)
What are the Safest Places to Live in Michigan?
The Wolverine State is home to a number of communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates.
All of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Michigan had less than 80 property crimes.
Half of these communities had 10 or less violent crimes.
If you are looking for the best places to live in Michigan, this list of safest cities in Michigan is a good place to start.
Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in The Great Lakes State.
The Top 10 Safest Cities in Michigan
(Population 10K +)
1. Grosse Ile Township
2. Oakland Township
3. Hamburg Township
4. Flushing Township
5. Brandon Township
6. Oxford Township
8. South Lyon
9. Springfield Township
Safest Cities in Michigan – Video Summary
Grosse Ile Township, MI
Oakland Township, MI
Hamburg Township, MI
Flushing Township, MI
Brandon Township, MI
Oxford Township, MI
South Lyon, MI
Springfield Township, MI
More of the Safest Places to Live in Michigan
Best Places to Live in Michigan with 10,000+ Population
White Lake Township
Green Oak Township
West Bloomfield Township
Grosse Pointe Woods
St. Clair Shores
Grand Blanc Township
Safest Michigan Cities with Populations over 25K
Safest Cities in Michigan with Populations over 25,000
Larger cities face a number of challenges that smaller towns and communities might not have to deal with. Following are some of the larger cities that have some of the safest neighborhoods in Michigan.
The Home Security Advisor recognizes the Top 10 larger cities in Michigan that have done an outstanding job keeping crime rates down and communities safe.
Following is our 2019 list of the safest communities in Michigan with a minimum population of at least 25K.
Independence Township, MI
Orion Township, MI
Rochester Hills, MI
Commerce Township, MI
West Bloomfield Township, MI
Bloomfield Township, MI
Plymouth Township, MI
Shelby Township, MI
White Lake Township, MI
Royal Oak, MI
How We Rated Safest Cities in Michigan
To rank the safest towns and cities of Michigan, we referenced the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were included.
We analyzed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft). In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.
The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.
The Best Places to Live in Michigan – Crime Ratings
While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in Michigan, this list is a great place to start.
Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list. Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.
When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.
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