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Michigan’s violent crime and property crime numbers dropped in 2017 compared to 2016, according to FBI statistics released this week.

Violent crime was down 2 percent, while property crime was down 6 percent, the FBI data shows.

Nationwide, violent crime declined 0.2 percent and property crime was down 3 percent.

A total of 44,862 violent crimes in Michigan were reported  in 2017.  That includes:

  • 569 homicides, down 7 percent;
  • 7,031 rapes, down 3 percent;
  • 6,488 armed robberies, down 11 percent;
  • 30,728 cases of felonious assault, down 0.1 percent.

The FBI report also showed there were 179,318 property crimes in Michigan. That includes:

  • 124,074 thefts, down 5 percent;
  • 35,461 burglaries, down 10 percent;
  • 19,573 motor-vehicle theft, down 3 percent.

Below is a database showing 2017 numbers for violent crimes reported to local Michigan police agencies.

See the Databases and full story on M-live here: https://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/michigan_crime_rates_dropped_i.html