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
AlmaGratiot County$1,702,9569,1491111616
Au GresArenac County$60,09685429555
AuburnBay County$135,5952,12630577
Bad AxeHuron County$744,7652,980623831
Bay CityBay County$6,453,12733,5111014523
BeavertonGladwin County$129,2521,0482322530
Brown CitySanilac County$165,1161,257209612
CaroTuscola County$589,4974,0641822129
CasevilleHuron County$207,769738218328
ClareClare County$899,3083,071113621
ColemanMidland County$147,9451,198229111
CroswellSanilac County$590,3772,301415525
East TawasIosco County$231,0782,750288110
EssexvilleBay County$534,7843,3591411614
FrankenmuthSaginaw County$1,227,6095,1317452
GladwinGladwin County$523,5452,8751214422
Harbor BeachHuron County$414,3701,616525433
HarrisonClare County$127,0042,0763124932
IthacaGratiot County$449,4772,8231611917
MarletteSanilac County$278,6251,7771711615
MidlandMidland County$8,196,16742,0968421
Mount PleasantIsabella County$4,369,03226,3131313220
OmerArenac County$25,92729626473
PinconningBay County$117,0071,257259813
Rose CityOgemaw County$67,10263324749
SaginawSaginaw County$12,635,63348,984315024
SanduskySanilac County$497,1202,563912218
St. LouisGratiot County$613,5287,06027534
StandishArenac County$71,8741,4373312819
Tawas CityIosco County$224,8691,7872117927
VassarTuscola County$411,7072,59615698
West BranchOgemaw County$295,2082,0631916826
ZilwaukeeSaginaw County$93,8841,56132566

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

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