Crime in Detroit, MI, United States

Crime rates in Detroit, MI, United States

Level of crime
80.67 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
71.01 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
74.07 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
72.23 High
Worries car stolen
72.83 High
Worries things from car stolen
73.96 High
Worries attacked
70.96 High
Worries being insulted
67.92 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
63.27 High
Problem people using or dealing drugs
80.22 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
79.99 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
78.84 High
Problem corruption and bribery
74.55 High

Safety in Detroit, MI, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
39.48 Low
Safety walking alone during night
23.35 Low

Contributors: 250

Last update: March 2023

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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9 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 18, 2023:
The population plummeted to 700,000 with the highest unemployment rate (more than 16 percent) in any major American city. Looking back, the exodus and downfall of the city began in the 1960s when a building boom pushed people into the suburbs.
Anonymous on Mar 18, 2023:
Parts of Detroit are safe and some parts are not safe
Anonymous on Sep 10, 2021:
I have lived in Detroit my entire life and have traveled outside of the country multiple times; let’s say I’ve felt safer at home than most places I’ve traveled to in and out of the country. If you don’t go looking for trouble you won’t find it. I’m an 31 African American female and before becoming a homeowner I too had moved outside of the city. Moving outside the city seemed better but the key word seemed better they have there crimes as well. I stay to myself but living in Troy for 4 years after school I had 2 vehicles torched even though I had cameras all around property as well as neighbors the investigation never went far to convecting anyone… Since moving back to the city NOTHING has been done to me, or my personal belongings so yes I disagree completely with this… we are not a hateful group of individuals who target ppl! But if you go looking you shall find what you are looking for!
Anonymous on Aug 17, 2020:
You know the old saying “ it’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there “ ..... you don’t even want to visit.. I have been an officer here for 15 years .... so many other awesome cities in Michigan to see why go into harms way.
QueenD on May 12, 2020:
Lived in Detroit all my life too, never had a problem since I knew what areas to stay away from. Not saying that's right or fair, just how it is.
Francis on May 03, 2020:
@MS: I didn't make myself a target and was still mugged and beaten. Motor City should be renamed as Broke & Ghetto City.
ReformedThug on Mar 07, 2020:
Stay out of the hood and you'll be good. Gun play and doing business with these gangs is what will get you assaulted and killed. Don't just stroll into their territory either. One of the redeeming qualities of Detroit thugs is that they usually won't mess with people who aren't in the game. Downtown, midtown and downriver can be beautiful.
Icy Flame on Nov 22, 2019:
Anonymous clearly road the short bus growing up. He must have forgot about his junkie White Detroit residents.
MS on Oct 05, 2019:
Lived in Detroit all my life. It is a pretty safe city, unless you make yourself a target. Don’t make yourself a target and you should be good