Why it Matters: Crime statistics are used by different groups for different things. On a political level, it provides a measure for the success or failure of certain criminal justice policies. On an operational level, it provides important information on how best to allocate municipal resources. From a civil society perspective, it provides indicators against which to measure criminal justice performance and therefore an important tool to hold accountability the various role-players in the criminal justice system (Institute for Security Studies). (n035)

Data Source: Data Source: Michigan State Police Incident Crime Reporting database (MICR)- The Michigan State Police provides access to these statistics and compiled reports for the purpose of studying the causes, trends and effects of crime in this state and for intelligence upon which to base programs of crime detection and prevention and the apprehension of criminals. Individuals using these statistics or reports are cautioned against making direct comparisons between cities or townships on the basis of population. Comparisons may lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that could create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. The Michigan State Police is not responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information. (n060)

Data Table

MunicipalityLies WithinPublic Safety
Crimes per
1,000 Residents
Auburn HillsOakland County$022,7953011427
Auburn HillsOakland County$8,692,16422,795511428
BerkleyOakland County$4,773,70715,27295415
BirminghamOakland County$6,948,68821,0077374
Bloomfield HillsOakland County$4,027,2073,99926318
ClarkstonOakland County$112,591891289924
ClawsonOakland County$1,960,72511,970274210
FarmingtonOakland County$3,162,58310,514116217
Farmington HillsOakland County$19,132,04781,129204511
FerndaleOakland County$5,733,49620,099168322
Hazel ParkOakland County$4,440,51616,5301810426
Huntington WoodsOakland County$3,240,4196,3283375
Keego HarborOakland County$695,2203,021216620
Lake AngelusOakland County$312,3772961419
Lathrup VillageOakland County$1,358,5604,1198418
Madison HeightsOakland County$8,679,82430,088157221
NoviOakland County$11,727,37059,21125397
Oak ParkOakland County$8,771,83829,6451310225
Orchard LakeOakland County$1,001,3882,42345013
Pleasant RidgeOakland County$767,7002,55112386
PontiacOakland County$11,885,54959,6982311429
RochesterOakland County$3,564,97613,017174812
Rochester HillsOakland County$8,874,83673,42229252
Royal OakOakland County$17,792,66059,006106519
South LyonOakland County$2,315,21211,71324251
SouthfieldOakland County$25,272,88273,10068323
Sylvan LakeOakland County$527,6981,8241431930
TroyOakland County$21,902,28683,641196116
Walled LakeOakland County$1,185,3027,08926343
WixomOakland County$3,040,59513,758225114

1Rank is based on Public Safety Expenditures per Capita in Descending Order

2Rank is based on the Crimes per Thousand Residents in Ascending Order