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Kalamazoo, MI Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Kalamazoo, Michigan


Population: 71,664 in 2009

Kalamazoo, MI Map
The Kalamazoo, MI crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Kalamazoo, MI Crime Categories
Kalamazoo Law Enforcement
Kalamazoo Violent Crimes
Kalamazoo Forcible Rapes
Kalamazoo Murders
Kalamazoo Robbery
Kalamazoo Aggravated Assaults
Kalamazoo Property Crimes
Kalamazoo Burglary
Kalamazoo Larceny
Kalamazoo Motor Vehicle
Kalamazoo Arson
Kalamazoo, MI Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Total Employees
295
Officers
242
Civilians
53
Year
2008
Total Employees
303
Officers
249
Civilians
54
Year
2007
Total Employees
299
Officers
245
Civilians
54
Year
2006
Total Employees
288
Officers
236
Civilians
52
Kalamazoo, MI Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan law enforcement had 702 violent crimes reported. With a population of 71,664 in 2009, there were 98.0 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 737, 835 and 742, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
702
Occurrences (per 10k)
98.0
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
742
Occurrences (per 10k)
102.9
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
835
Occurrences (per 10k)
116.8
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
737
Occurrences (per 10k)
101.6
Kalamazoo, MI Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan had 9.9 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 71,664 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Kalamazoo in 2009 was 71. There were 55 known offenses in 2006, 81 in 2007, and 60 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
71
Occurrences (per 10k)
9.9
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
60
Occurrences (per 10k)
8.3
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
81
Occurrences (per 10k)
11.3
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
55
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.6
Kalamazoo, MI Murder Statistics
Kalamazoo, Michigan had 2 murders in 2009. With a total population of 71664 in 2009, there were 0.3 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The murder rates in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 5, 9 and 1, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
2
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.3
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
1
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.1
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
9
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.3
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
5
Occurrences (per 10k)
0.7
Kalamazoo, MI Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2009 was 425. Kalamazoo had 59.3 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 71,664 in 2009. In Kalamazoo there were 439 offenses in 2006, 443 in 2007, and 460 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
425
Occurrences (per 10k)
59.3
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
460
Occurrences (per 10k)
63.8
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
443
Occurrences (per 10k)
62.0
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
439
Occurrences (per 10k)
60.5
Kalamazoo, MI Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan had 204 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 71,664 in 2009 people living in Kalamazoo, in 2009 there were 28.5 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 238 robberies in 2006, 302 in 2007 and 221 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
204
Occurrences (per 10k)
28.5
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
221
Occurrences (per 10k)
30.6
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
302
Occurrences (per 10k)
42.3
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
238
Occurrences (per 10k)
32.8
Kalamazoo, MI Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan had 4326 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Kalamazoo was 71,664 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 603.7. Looking back at the previous three years in Kalamazoo, Michigan, you will see that there were 4966 property crimes in 2006, 4472 in 2007 and 4244 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
4,326
Occurrences (per 10k)
603.7
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
4,244
Occurrences (per 10k)
588.5
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
4,472
Occurrences (per 10k)
625.8
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
4,966
Occurrences (per 10k)
684.8
Kalamazoo, MI Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2009 was 1430. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 71,664 in 2009 in 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan had 199.5 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Kalamazoo there were 1327 burglary offenses in 2006, 1039 in 2007, and 1170 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
1,430
Occurrences (per 10k)
199.5
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
1,170
Occurrences (per 10k)
162.3
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
1,039
Occurrences (per 10k)
145.4
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
1,327
Occurrences (per 10k)
183.0
Kalamazoo, MI Larceny Statistics
Kalamazoo, Michigan had 2632 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 71,664 in 2009 people living in Kalamazoo that year, there were 367.3 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 3243 larceny-thefts in 2006, 3089 in 2007 and 2806 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
2,632
Occurrences (per 10k)
367.3
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
2,806
Occurrences (per 10k)
389.1
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
3,089
Occurrences (per 10k)
432.3
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
3,243
Occurrences (per 10k)
447.2
Kalamazoo, MI Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Kalamazoo, Michigan law enforcement had 264 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 71,664 in 2009 in Kalamazoo, there were 36.8 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 396, 344 and 268, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
264
Occurrences (per 10k)
36.8
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
268
Occurrences (per 10k)
37.2
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
344
Occurrences (per 10k)
48.1
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
396
Occurrences (per 10k)
54.6
Kalamazoo, MI Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Kalamazoo in 2009 was 30. Kalamazoo, Michigan had 4.2 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 71,664 in 2009. In Kalamazoo, Michigan, the known offenses of arson were 44 in 2006, 53 in 2007, and 44 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Kalamazoo, MI
Year
2009
Population
71,664
Occurrences
30
Occurrences (per 10k)
4.2
Year
2008
Population
72,110
Occurrences
44
Occurrences (per 10k)
6.1
Year
2007
Population
71,462
Occurrences
53
Occurrences (per 10k)
7.4
Year
2006
Population
72,519
Occurrences
44
Occurrences (per 10k)
6.1
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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