Violent crime rates in Michigan increased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016. Michigan’s violent crime rate in 2016 was 42 percent higher than the “Top Ten” average and 13 percent higher than the peer state average.           

What It Is: The number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

Why It Matters: Lower violent crime means a safer living and working environment, making the state a more attractive place to live and start a business.

Violent Crime Rate Trends

Violent Crime Rate Standings

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation (Uniform Crime Reporting)