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Crime Report for Southgate,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Southgate, is 1.5 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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Southgate Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Southgate, has a violent crime rate of 331 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

Southgate 331
MI 695
National 676

Southgate, is in the 72% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 66% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 72% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Southgate, or said another way, 28% of cities in have crime rates higher than Southgate.


  Review crime rate data for Southgate,

Crime Southgate MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 331.5 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 32.1 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 85.6 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 213.9 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 3960.1 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 506.2 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 2987.0 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 466.9 505.2 382.3
Arson 17.8 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.


Southgate, has a property crime rate of 3960.1 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

Southgate 3960.1
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Southgate Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 81
National Percentile Rank - 77