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Crime Report for Battle Creek,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Battle Creek, is 0.3 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Battle Creek Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Battle Creek, has a violent crime rate of 1143 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 695 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Battle Creek 1143
MI 695
National 676

Battle Creek, is in the 96% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 94% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 96% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Battle Creek, or said another way, 4% of cities in have crime rates higher than Battle Creek.


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Crime Battle Creek MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 1143.2 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 6.5 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 101.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 192.2 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 843.6 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 5616.8 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 1719.7 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 3656.1 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 241.0 505.2 382.3
Arson 26.1 36.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Battle Creek, has a property crime rate of 5616.8 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3491.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Battle Creek 5616.8
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Battle Creek Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 95
National Percentile Rank - 90