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East Lansing, MI | Crime Rates

East Lansing is a region located in MI, and has a population of 48,542. This region is policed by EAST LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT.

East Lansing has an overall crime rate of 2,674 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer 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 East Lansing is 1 in 37 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for East Lansing for the previous 2 years was 3,017 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for East Lansing 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) East Lansing USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 2,674 4,506
Murder Rate 2.1 6
Robbery Rate 14 148
Rape Rate 37 30
Assault Rate 484 644
Burglary Rate 591 726
Forced Entry Rate 321 417
Larceny Rate 1,442 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 103 362

Policing Statistics

East Lansing USA
Overall Clearance 5% 28%
Homicide Clearance 0% 56%
Assault Clearance 15% 52%
Rape Clearance 5% 38%
Robbery Clearance 0% 23%
Burglary Clearance 1% 12%
Larceny Clearance 3% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 0% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 3 sex offender(s) in East Lansing. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 6 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in East Lansing. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Michigan see

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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