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Crime Report for Grand Rapids,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Grand Rapids, is 0.4 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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Grand Rapids Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Grand Rapids, has a violent crime rate of 1026 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

Grand Rapids 1026
MI 695
National 676

Grand Rapids, is in the 95% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 93% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 95% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Grand Rapids, or said another way, 5% of cities in have crime rates higher than Grand Rapids.


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Crime Grand Rapids MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 1025.9 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 7.8 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 42.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 397.2 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 579.0 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 4769.1 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 1183.9 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 3350.7 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 234.6 505.2 382.3
Arson 50.2 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.


Grand Rapids, has a property crime rate of 4769.1 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

Grand Rapids 4769.1
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Grand Rapids Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 89
National Percentile Rank - 85