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Portage, MI | Crime Rates

Portage is a region located in MI, and has a population of 46,257. This region is policed by PORTAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Portage has an overall crime rate of 4,860 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately more dangerous than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Portage is 1 in 21 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Portage for the previous 2 years was 5,584 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Portage has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Portage USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 4,860 4,506
Murder Rate N/A 6
Robbery Rate 28 148
Rape Rate 41 30
Assault Rate 1,202 644
Burglary Rate 482 726
Forced Entry Rate 279 417
Larceny Rate 3,046 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 61 362

Policing Statistics

Portage USA
Overall Clearance 19% 28%
Homicide Clearance N/A 56%
Assault Clearance 24% 52%
Rape Clearance 15% 38%
Robbery Clearance 29% 23%
Burglary Clearance 4% 12%
Larceny Clearance 19% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 8% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 84 sex offender(s) in Portage. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 182 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Portage. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

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Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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