In the US, Michigan has the fifth-highest rate of violent crimes. In Michigan, as in many other states, the most violent and serious crimes are concentrated in the state’s largest cities. Detroit, the state’s most populated city, had 1,088 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the state’s less than 500 violent crimes per 100,000.
In 2020, about 40% of the violent crimes in the state will have occurred in the Detroit metro area. The number of homicides in Detroit rose to 328 in 2020, up 17% from the previous year and marking the first time it has exceeded 300 since 2016.
Over the past year, violent crime rates have increased by 9.3% statewide. However, since 2009, the majority of the state’s violent crime rates have decreased. While violent crimes have decreased from 49,000 to 43,000, the number of robberies has decreased by 50%, from 11,522 to 5,350. As of 2019, there were 28,572 fewer burglaries than there were in 2010, which was 74,345 burglaries.