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
BurtonGenesee County$5,577,84328,648109813
ClioGenesee County$497,2342,51598311
CorunnaShiawassee County$399,2183,401179312
DavisonGenesee County$993,4644,9298605
DurandShiawassee County$613,9493,33012779
FentonGenesee County$2,347,97511,3676677
FlintGenesee County$18,893,22797,3861113817
FlushingGenesee County$1,347,1058,02914302
Grand BlancGenesee County$1,921,5717,9543636
Imlay CityLapeer County$959,5483,57927710
LaingsburgShiawassee County$106,2801,2841810914
LapeerLapeer County$3,051,8298,748114418
LindenGenesee County$521,4713,86215191
MontroseGenesee County$331,0511,5735573
Mount MorrisGenesee County$624,8522,941412416
OwossoShiawassee County$1,841,25614,6701611815
PerryShiawassee County$366,8872,10313748
Swartz CreekGenesee County$1,133,6325,5577584

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

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