Among the most dangerous states in America, Michigan is routinely on the list. Michigan is still clinging to the old days, even though, in general, crime rates have fallen over the past 17 years. Violence and misdemeanor crimes dominate local news reports. Check out our list of Michigan's 10 most dangerous cities according to data from RoadSnacks:
1. Benton Township
Invest in a quality security system before you move to Benton Township if you plan on moving. In comparison to anyone else in the country, the residents have a 94.62% greater chance of becoming victims of property crime.
2. Muskegon Heights
Muskegon Heights, a comparatively small city, beats Detroit by just a hair. In 2017, there were 195 violent crimes in the city, which equates to 1 violent crime for every 55 residents, according to the most recent crime statistics.
Our next entry is the only one that surprised me because it didn't come earlier - Detroit. As the financial crash of 2008 crippled the Motor City's industry, unemployment and poverty have taken hold, turning even the most illustrious neighborhoods into shadows of what they once were. In Detroit, poor prospects and low quality of life translate into a high murder rate, 8.7 times higher than the national average.
With 76,263, Kalamazoo has a considerable population that is likely to increase crime rates. The scale of the problem is shocking, however. In 2017, 913 violent crimes were reported in the city, giving residents an 81 percent chance of being raped, assaulted, or killed. Crime against property is even worse, with residents having a one in 23 chance of being victims of car and house theft.
With a population of 32,605 people, Jackson is an average-sized city. Residents have an 84 percent chance of becoming victims of violent crime, given the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people. Property crime is also high, with 4,364 property crimes per 100,000 people, meaning that 1 in 23 people will become victims of property crime.
6. Lansing Township
With a population of over 118,427 people, Lansing has a reasonably high crime rate. The city's overall crime rate is 4,173 crimes per 100,000 residents. With 2,308 isolated reports of theft in the town, theft is the most common crime. In Los Angeles, the violent crime rate is 1,115 per 100,000 people, while the property crime rate is 3,058.
7. Three Rivers
While Three Rivers may sound like a peaceful name for this small city, it's among Michigan's most dangerous places. 2019 was the fourth most rape-free year in Three Rivers since 2001. But Three Rivers is Michigan's sixth most crime-ridden city primarily because property crimes are so prevalent. As an example, there is an average of one property crime per day.
8. Benton Harbor
There were 218 violent attacks committed against residents of Benton Harbor in 2017. There are 9889 residents in the city, which means the chance of being murdered, raped, or violently assaulted is 1 in 45. Despite its severe problems, it only ranks 12th in the state for property crime. It's just one of Michigan's most shamefully underfunded and undereducated secrets, even if we exclude crime statistics: unemployment is 20.8%, poverty is 48.8%, and the median household income is $20,157.
9. Highland Park
Approximately 1 out of 60 Highland Park residents is likely to be murdered, raped, robbed, or assaulted. Additionally, they have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming victims of a property crime. Only 5% of the US's cities are safer, regardless of their size. Only $15,699 per household is its median income.
There were 41 crimes per 1,000 residents in Ypsilanti in 2005, which makes it difficult to pronounce, but far from ideal in terms of safety, either. Rape, murder, non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault are almost everyday crimes, while 1 in 27 residents will be victims of burglary, theft, or motor vehicle theft.
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