How safe is Detroit, MI?

Crime is a major problem in Detroit and an area of great concern for residents and officials alike. Although the city's violent crime rate is higher than the national average, the property crime rate is lower.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.1 /10

How we calculate this.


Detroit has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Detroit, MI

544.0

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Detroit
Chicago, IL

326.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

369.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

593.0

Higher than average crime
Detroit, MI

1945.5

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Detroit
Chicago, IL

1979.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1357.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

1481.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.