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Safest Cities in Michigan

2019 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 Property Crimes in Michigan

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

7.   Milford

8.   South Lyon

9.   Springfield Township

10. Clawson

Safest Cities in Michigan – Video Summary

Grosse Ile Township, MI

Grosse Ile Township, MI

Population

10,084

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

29

Oakland Township, MI

Oakland Township, MI

Population

19,241

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

57

Hamburg Township, MI

Hamburg Township, MI

Population

21,897

Violent Crimes

14

Property Crimes

71

Flushing Township, MI

Flushing Township, MI

Population

10,172

Violent Crimes

10

Property Crimes

38

Brandon Township, MI

Brandon Township, MI

Population

15,752

Violent Crimes

13

Property Crimes

60

Oxford Township, MI

Oxford Township, MI

Population

18,365

Violent Crimes

16

Property Crimes

72

Milford, MI

Milford, MI

Population

16,726

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

79

South Lyon, MI

South Lyon, MI

Population

11,777

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

55

Springfield Township, MI

Springfield Township, MI

Population

14,341

Violent Crimes

17

Property Crimes

66

Clawson, MI

Clawson, MI

Population

11,994

Violent Crimes

18

Property Crimes

64

More of the Safest Places to Live in Michigan

Best Places to Live in Michigan with 10,000+ Population

11-20

Rochester

Lyon Township

Beverly Hills

Independence Township

Berkley

Highland Township

Orion Township

Rochester Hills

New Baltimore

Trenton

31-40

Dewitt Township

White Lake Township

Bath Township

Royal Oak

Novi

Northville Township

Lincoln Township

Brownstone Township

Huron Township

Genesee Township

21-30

Commerce Township

Green Oak Township

West Bloomfield Township

Farmington

Bloomfield Township

Plymouth Township

Shelby Township

Davison Township

Birmingham

Thomas Township

41-50

Riverview

Farmington Hills

Midland

Marquette

Grosse Pointe Woods

Waterford Township

St. Clair Shores

Big Rapids

Ionia

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

Independence Township, MI

Population

36,836

Violent Crimes

23

Property Crimes

232

Orion Township, MI

Orion Township, MI

Population

35,857

Violent Crimes

10

Property Crimes

246

Rochester Hills, MI

Rochester Hills, MI

Population

73,827

Violent Crimes

39

Property Crimes

471

Commerce Township, MI

Commerce Township, MI

Population

38,342

Violent Crimes

21

Property Crimes

282

West Bloomfield Township, MI

West Bloomfield Township, MI

Population

65,948

Violent Crimes

47

Property Crimes

500

Bloomfield Township, MI

Bloomfield Township, MI

Population

42,291

Violent Crimes

14

Property Crimes

360

Plymouth Township, MI

Plymouth Township, MI

Population

26,779

Violent Crimes

22

Property Crimes

226

Shelby Township, MI

Shelby Township, MI

Population

79,217

Violent Crimes

82

Property Crimes

579

White Lake Township, MI

White Lake Township, MI

Population

31,016

Violent Crimes

22

Property Crimes

287

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak, MI

Population

59,303

Violent Crimes

54

Property Crimes

543

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.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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