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Crime Report for Bay City,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Bay City, is 1.0 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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Bay City Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Bay City, has a violent crime rate of 587 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

Bay City 587
MI 695
National 676

Bay City, is in the 89% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 82% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 89% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Bay City, or said another way, 11% of cities in have crime rates higher than Bay City.


  Review crime rate data for Bay City,

Crime Bay City MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 587.5 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 8.9 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 89.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 103.9 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 385.7 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 3323.2 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 973.2 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 2151.1 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 198.8 505.2 382.3
Arson 23.7 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.


Bay City, has a property crime rate of 3323.2 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

Bay City 3323.2
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Bay City Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 69
National Percentile Rank - 68