At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Michigan with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Michigan with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Michigan Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Adrian Township
    • Population 6,352, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The town was named after the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
  2. South Lyon
    • Population 11,808, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: The last weekend of September every year the city hosts Pumpkinfest.
  3. Ishpeming Township
    • Population 3,562, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Ishpeming houses the National Ski Hall of Fame and is recognized as the origin of organized skiing.
  4. Beverly Hills
    • Population 10,493, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Not to be confused with the city of the same name in California, Beverly Hills, Michigan, is actually considered a village, and it’s the most populated village in the state.
  5. Prairieville Township
    • Population 3,413, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: A post office named Cressey’s Corners existed in the town from 1873 until 1954.
  6. Rockwood
    • Population 3,200, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: A U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse is located in Rockwood, called the Detroit River Light Station.
  7. Whitehall
    • Population 2,695, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The first female state representative and U.S. representative from Michigan, and first female on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Ruth Thompson, is from Whitehall.
  8. Thetford Township
    • Population 6,740, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: The town has two unincorporated communities, Thetford and Whitesburg.
  9. Morenci
    • Population 2,196, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Tony Scheffer, the former Detroit Lion, is from Morenci.
  10. Lincoln Township
    • Population 14,527, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: A village called Stevensville is actually located inside the township.

2016 Michigan Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Fruitport
    • Population 1,107, Burglaries 46
    • Town trivia: The town was originally named Crawville.
  2. Inkster
    • Population 24,657, Burglaries 407
    • Town trivia: The original post office in Inkster was named “Moulin Rouge.”
  3. Muskegon Heights
    • Population 10,787, Burglaries 169
    • Town trivia: Muskegon sits to the north, Norton Shorts to the south, and Muskegon Township on the east.
  4. Flint
    • Population 98,221, Burglaries 1,391
    • Town trivia: Due to its status as a leader in manufacturing of carraiges and vehicles, Flint was given the nickname “Vehicle City.”
  5. Gerrish Township
    • Population 2,926, Burglaries 39
    • Town trivia: Gerrish borders the sixth largest inland lake in Michigan, Higgins Lake.
  6. Zeeland
    • Population 5,656, Burglaries 75
    • Town trivia: Zeeland’s first building was a church.
  7. Newaygo
    • Population 1,951, Burglaries 24
    • Town trivia: The notorious mobster Al Capone gambled in the central hotel and Hess Lake Inn in Newago.
  8. Benton Harbor
    • Population 10,012, Burglaries 121
    • Town trivia: The headquarters of Whirlpool Corporation, the largest home appliance company, is closy by at Benton Charter Township.
  9. Detroit
    • Population 673,225, Burglaries 7,820
    • Town trivia: Detroit can claim the only floating post office in the country, Detroiters consume the most potatoe chips, and you can actually look south to Canada while in the city.
  10. Galesburg
    • Population 2,046, Burglaries 23
    • Town trivia: The town was established in 1835 and orginally named Morton, before recieiving a name change based on an early settler, General L. Gale.

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