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Crime Report for Royal Oak,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Royal Oak, is 2.6 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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Royal Oak Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Royal Oak, has a violent crime rate of 198 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

Royal Oak 198
MI 695
National 676

Royal Oak, is in the 56% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 50% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 56% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Royal Oak, or said another way, 44% of cities in have crime rates higher than Royal Oak.


  Review crime rate data for Royal Oak,

Crime Royal Oak MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 197.9 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 35.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 59.6 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 103.3 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 2003.6 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 380.1 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 1395.9 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 227.7 505.2 382.3
Arson 33.3 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.


Royal Oak, has a property crime rate of 2003.6 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

Royal Oak 2003.6
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Royal Oak Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 37
National Percentile Rank - 40