Safest Places to Live in Michigan of April 2024

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Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Michigan is located in the Midwest region of the United States. It is named after Lake Michigan, meaning ‘large water’ or ‘large lake.’ With around 10 million residents, it is the 11th most populous US state.

It is a great recreational boating destination surrounded by water (Great Lakes and Lake Saint Clair). The automotive industry is also a strong economic factor since several automobile manufacturers are situated there.

The capital of the State of Michigan is Lansing, while the largest city is Detroit. Until a few years ago, Detroit was an infamously dangerous city.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

50 Safest Places in Michigan of April 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Huntington Woods6 32100,00
2Thetford Township6 68900,00
3Grosse Ile Township10 13510,10
4Oakland Township19 64920,10
5Spring Arbor Township8 00910,12
6Beverly Hills10 42920,19
7Lapeer Township5 03210,20
8Hamburg Township21 75550,23
9Bloomfield Township42 326110,26
10Adrian Township6 23920,32
11East Grand Rapids12 04040,33
12Springfield Township14 55450,34
13Petoskey5 74720,35
14Denton Township5 37920,37
15Houghton8 02930,37
16Highland Township20 30280,39
17Rochester13 42960,45
18Argentine Township6 50630,46
19Birmingham21 479100,47
20Gaines Township6 08030,49
21South Lyon11 89660,50
22Rochester Hills75 167390,52
23Farmington10 58760,57
24Berkley15 48290,58
25Clawson11 94870,59
26Lyon Township21 540130,60
27West Bloomfield Township66 067400,61
28Tittabawassee Township9 86360,61
29Grand Ledge7 86250,64
30Saline9 43160,64
31New Baltimore12 44480,64
32Orion Township36 878240,65
33Plymouth9 17560,65
34Commerce Township39 690260,66
35Plymouth Township27 020180,67
36Northville Township29 170200,69
37Milford16 984120,71
38Richfield Township, Genesee County8 35860,72
39Oxford Township19 467140,72
40Chelsea5 54340,72
41Napoleon Township6 75750,74
42Brandon Township16 121120,74
43Flushing7 86060,76
44Raisin Township7 76060,77
45Novi61 699480,78
46Green Oak Township19 075150,79
47Troy84 688670,79
48White Lake Township31 556250,79
49Montrose Township7 44760,81
50Holly6 18550,81

Crime Score in All Cities in Michigan of April 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Michigan cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • 30,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Owendale22400,00
2Lake Angelus30900,00
3Barryton35300,00
4Gagetown36000,00
5Akron37400,00
6Kinde41700,00
7New Era44600,00
8Rothbury44800,00
9Lennon48200,00
10Bancroft49400,00
11Galien53300,00
12New Lothrop55200,00
13Peck59100,00
14Eau Claire59900,00
15Hopkins61100,00
16Calumet69100,00
17Caseville73100,00
18Elkton75100,00
19Vernon77000,00
20Mackinaw City79700,00
21Otisville82300,00
22Au Gres83400,00
23Garfield Township83800,00
24Central Lake93800,00
25Lake Linden96200,00
26Elsie98300,00
27Millington99500,00
28Fair Haven Township1 03800,00
29Reading1 04200,00
30Bellaire1 06700,00
31Lexington1 09900,00
32Pigeon1 12300,00
33Coleman1 18800,00
34Breckenridge1 26100,00
35Bellevue1 29100,00
36Mancelona1 36400,00
37Fennville1 42100,00
38Marenisco Township1 43400,00
39Zilwaukee1 52300,00
40Manton1 54400,00
41Schoolcraft1 55900,00
42Ovid1 61100,00
43Elk Rapids1 61800,00
44Laurium1 91200,00
45West Branch2 04800,00
46Woodland Township2 11500,00
47Saugatuck-Douglas2 30700,00
48Pleasant Ridge2 46500,00
49Potterville2 71200,00
50Grosse Pointe Shores2 83610,35
51Norway2 75610,36
52Rogers City2 66310,38
53Cass City2 26810,44
54Kalkaska2 08610,48
55Leslie1 90910,52
56St. Charles1 89110,53
57Gerrish Township2 92220,68
58Stanton1 43510,70
59Litchfield1 33310,75
60Orchard Lake2 48320,81
61Harbor Springs1 20810,83
62Pinckney2 41020,83
63Memphis1 18410,84
64Beaverton1 17610,85
65Clinton2 27420,88
66Chesaning2 23820,89
67Lake Odessa2 03620,98
68Lakeview1 00710,99
69New Buffalo1 87721,07
70Sylvan Lake1 86421,07
71Olivet1 85721,08
72Whitehall2 78531,08
73Clarkston92511,08
74Morrice89411,12
75Grant89211,12
76Mendon85411,17
77Cassopolis1 69521,18
78Sebewaing1 62921,23
79Richland80611,24
80Montague2 35931,27
81White Pigeon1 52121,31
82Bridgman2 22431,35
83Springport Township2 14831,40
84Reese1 36421,47
85Laingsburg1 28121,56
86Stockbridge1 25721,59
87Port Austin62011,61
88Brown City1 24021,61
89Scottville1 21021,65
90East Jordan2 35141,70
91Colon1 15921,73
92Fowlerville2 86951,74
93Three Oaks1 54931,94
94Shepherd1 48932,01
95Tuscarora Township2 93462,04
96Birch Run1 46232,05
97St. Ignace2 30952,17
98Crystal Falls1 35932,21
99Lawton1 79942,22
100Hartford2 58962,32
101Frankfort1 28932,33
102Pentwater85322,34
103Nashville1 67842,38
104Bad Axe2 92372,39
105Pinconning1 23832,42
106Quincy1 61642,48
107Carson City1 11732,69
108Jonesville2 20462,72
109Capac1 82252,74
110Sandusky2 50872,79
111Constantine2 10562,85
112Newaygo2 06862,90
113Hesperia94133,19
114Munising2 17773,22
115Augusta90233,33
116Perry2 07573,37
117Marlette1 75663,42
118Caspian-Gaastra1 16543,43
119Clio2 48393,62
120Watervliet1 65263,63
121Grayling1 83373,82
122Almont2 814113,91
123Vassar2 534103,95
124Charlevoix2 498104,00
125Hudson2 20794,08
126Morenci2 14694,19
127Covert Township2 853124,21
128Mackinac Island46824,27
129Mayville88244,54
130Decatur1 73184,62
131Bronson2 308114,77
132Yale1 87594,80
133Shelby2 032104,92
134Ubly78545,10
135Iron River2 816155,33
136Manistique2 915165,49
137Harbor Beach1 58495,68
138Croswell2 262146,19
139Gladwin2 880186,25
140Evart1 865136,97
141White Cloud1 395107,17
142Reed City2 377187,57
143Mattawan1 970157,61
144Hart2 089178,14
145Mount Morris2 834258,82
146Bangor1 8232010,97

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Essexville3 29600,00
2Otsego4 00700,00
3Huntington Woods6 32100,00
4Thetford Township6 68900,00
5Spring Arbor Township8 00910,12
6Lapeer Township5 03210,20
7Wolverine Lake4 82510,21
8Richland Township, Saginaw County3 92510,25
9Oxford3 57410,28
10Barry Township3 51010,28
11Keego Harbor3 46210,29
12Adrian Township6 23920,32
13Petoskey5 74720,35
14Denton Township5 37920,37
15Houghton8 02930,37
16Dryden Township4 73420,42
17Argentine Township6 50630,46
18Gaines Township6 08030,49
19North Muskegon3 79720,53
20Prairieville Township3 52520,57
21Tittabawassee Township9 86360,61
22Franklin3 26820,61
23Grand Ledge7 86250,64
24Saline9 43160,64
25Plymouth9 17560,65
26Somerset Township4 54130,66
27Richfield Township, Genesee County8 35860,72
28Chelsea5 54340,72
29Lathrup Village4 12430,73
30Napoleon Township6 75750,74
31Flushing7 86060,76
32Linden3 90830,77
33Raisin Township7 76060,77
34Roosevelt Park3 79330,79
35Montrose Township7 44760,81
36Holly6 18550,81
37Romeo3 60830,83
38DeWitt4 79040,84
39Ishpeming Township3 52830,85
40Cambridge Township5 65750,88
41Gibraltar4 46740,90
42Addison Township6 65360,90
43Frankenmuth5 45850,92
44Marysville9 65690,93
45Metamora Township4 28740,93
46Rockwood3 16530,95
47Iron Mountain7 32070,96
48Grosse Pointe Farms9 10890,99
49Belding5 74761,04
50Gladstone4 69951,06
51Kinross Township7 28881,10
52Richfield Township, Roscommon County3 63041,10
53Hancock4 53351,10
54Vicksburg3 49041,15
55Grosse Pointe5 14161,17
56Brighton7 68491,17
57St. Joseph Township9 738121,23
58Bloomfield Hills4 02751,24
59Clayton Township7 11091,27
60Madison Township8 287111,33
61Northville5 97181,34
62Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township8 940121,34
63Walled Lake7 184101,39
64Grand Blanc7 865111,40
65Rockford6 37791,41
66Marshall6 997101,43
67Baroda-Lake Township3 85961,55
68Durand3 82561,57
69Sumpter Township9 407151,59
70Chikaming Township3 10851,61
71Columbia Township7 359121,63
72Ironwood4 88381,64
73Lowell4 19871,67
74Imlay City3 57561,68
75Hampton Township9 428161,70
76Williamston3 97271,76
77Carrollton Township5 626101,78
78Tawas4 47181,79
79Tecumseh8 382151,79
80Northfield Township8 788161,82
81Sparta4 39181,82
82Chocolay Township5 931111,85
83Ishpeming6 426121,87
84Lake Orion3 17761,89
85Forsyth Township6 197121,94
86Zeeland5 572111,97
87Negaunee4 54491,98
88Allegan5 038101,98
89Kingsford4 950102,02
90St. Joseph8 355172,03
91Davison4 874102,05
92Utica5 195112,12
93Milan6 106132,13
94Blissfield3 25072,15
95Coloma Township6 362142,20
96Marine City4 06192,22
97Mason8 483192,24
98Alma8 866202,26
99St. Johns7 938182,27
100St. Clair5 286122,27
101Unadilla Township3 42582,34
102Hastings7 313182,46
103Clay Township8 844232,60
104Fremont4 103112,68
105Portland3 932112,80
106St. Louis7 104202,82
107Oscoda Township6 746192,82
108Hillsdale8 020232,87
109Plainwell3 804112,89
110Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg6 553192,90
111Corunna3 337103,00
112Caro3 969123,02
113Charlotte9 088283,08
114Belleville3 873123,10
115Clare3 061103,27
116Wayland4 272143,28
117Howell9 637323,32
118Center Line8 232283,40
119Greenville8 447