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Crime Report for Big Rapids,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Big Rapids, is 2.1 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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Big Rapids Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Big Rapids, has a violent crime rate of 208 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

Big Rapids 208
MI 695
National 676

Big Rapids, is in the 59% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 51% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 59% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Big Rapids, or said another way, 41% of cities in have crime rates higher than Big Rapids.


  Review crime rate data for Big Rapids,

Crime Big Rapids MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 208.2 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 47.3 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 28.4 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 132.5 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 3710.4 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 539.5 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 3076.2 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 94.7 505.2 382.3
Arson 47.3 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.


Big Rapids, has a property crime rate of 3710.4 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

Big Rapids 3710.4
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Big Rapids Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 76
National Percentile Rank - 73