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Crime Report for Pontiac,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Pontiac, 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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Pontiac Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Pontiac, has a violent crime rate of 1888 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

Pontiac 1888
MI 695
National 676

Pontiac, is in the 99% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 97% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 99% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Pontiac, or said another way, 1% of cities in have crime rates higher than Pontiac.


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Crime Pontiac MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 1888.0 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 31.6 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 110.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 474.6 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 1271.7 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 3825.8 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 1558.0 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 1503.8 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 764.0 505.2 382.3
Arson 58.8 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.


Pontiac, has a property crime rate of 3825.8 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

Pontiac 3825.8
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Pontiac Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 78
National Percentile Rank - 75