Michigan’s 50 Safest Cities of 2022

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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the eighth annual Safest Cities report.

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Michigan for 2022

See if your city made the full list.

In our 2022 State of Safety survey, half the Michigan residents surveyed said they felt safe in their state. How residents feel probably depends on where they live in the state. Michigan has a higher-than-average violent crime rate overall, but its safest cities have a low violent crime rate. Michigan’s property crime falls far below the national average.

In this report

2022 Michigan crime rates

Out of the Michiganians we surveyed, 63% think crime is increasing. That’s partially true. Overall, violent crime rose slightly year over year—from 4.4 instances per 1,000 residents to 4.8. Property crime, on the other hand, decreased from 15.9 to 13.6.

All 50 of Michigan’s safest cities reported fewer than two violent crimes per 1,000 people, which is less than half the statewide violent crime rate. Even more impressive, the top 20 cities reported zero murders, and the top 10 cities reported zero robberies.

Bar chart of violent and property crime rates per 1,000 people where the national average is 4.0 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.6 property crimes per 1,000 people.

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Level of concern and experience with crime in Michigan

Almost half (46%) of the Michigan respondents to our State of Safety survey are highly concerned about safety every day. This is near the national average of 47%.

While you might guess that Michigan residents are most concerned about violent crime, we found that more (40%) were worried about package theft. This worry is surprising since just 15% of Michigan respondents told us they experienced package theft in the past year—the lowest in the East North Central region.

Pictogram showing the percentage of state residents that are concerned about their safety on a daily basis, as well as which type of crime they are concerned about the most, and which crimes they have experienced within the past 12 months. Crimes include violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise. Past 12 months=12 months prior to survey.

Crime concerns in Michigan

We asked Michigan residents which crimes they worry may happen to them. See if Michigan residents are concerned about the same crime issues as the rest of the country.

Bar chart showing percentages of how concerned state residents are about crime compared to the national averages for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

View the complete 2022 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in Michigan: Fear vs. reality

Michigan has a higher violent crime rate than the national average and only half of its residents feel safe in The Great Lake State. The increase in experiences with violent crime and gun violence might account for the higher daily level of high concern.

  • 50% of residents report feeling safe in their state compared to 55% of Americans.
  • 10% of survey respondents reported having a personal experience with violent crime in the last year—this is the same as the national average.
  • Murder remains the least-common violent crime in The Great Lake State.
  • Michigan is one of the only states where reports of rape have declined among the safest cities year over year.
  • 22% of survey participants use some form of personal protection—much lower than the national average of 34%.
  • 47% say their personal safety has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to 44% of Americans.

Attitudes about gun violence in Michigan

Overall, gun safety is a big concern for The Great Lake State. This may be due to the increase in mass shootings.

  • 51% of those surveyed named gun violence their top safety concern (US 53%).
  • 39% are most worried about a gun violence incident happening to them (US 38%).
  • The number of mass shootings in a year increased from 21 to 26.
Line graph of violent and property crime rates over the past three years in the state compared to national crime rates per 1,000 residents for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

Property crime in Michigan: Fear vs. reality

Despite its higher rate of violent crimes, Michigan has a surprisingly low property crime rate, especially compared to the rest of the US. The overall property crime rate dropped since last year.

  • 13% of Michiganders reported experiences with property crime in the 12 months prior to our survey.
  • The property crime rate declined 14% year over year across the state, and the number of property crime incidents reported by the safest cities collectively fell by nearly 1,000 incidents this year.
  • 15% of participants reported experiencing package theft in the last 12 months, putting Michigan well below the US average of 20%.
  • 51% of survey participants use some form of property protection—lower than most Americans (60%).
  • The top form of property protection among Michigan residents this year is firearms with 24% using them (26% US).
  • 30% of Michiganians say the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the security of their property, compared to 29% nationally.

A closer look at the safest cities in Michigan

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • Thetford Township is number 1 for the second consecutive year—but it shares the honor with Iron Mountain this year.
  • Both of the top 2 cities reported 0 violent crimes and 0 property crime incidents.
  • The top 20 cites reported 0 murders.
  • The top 10 cities reported 0 robberies.
  • 56% (28) of the safest cites reported single-digit violent crime incidents.
  • There were 5 murders among the 50 safest cities. This number is impressively low.
  • All 50 cities reported fewer than 6 property crimes per 1,000 people.
Map of state with markers and labels highlighting the cities with the lowest crime rates.

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The 50 safest cities in Michigan

VC=Violent crime
PC=Property crime

Geographic location of Thetford Township, MI
#1
Thetford Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,605
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,246
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, N/A
Geographic location of Iron Mountain, MI
#1
Iron Mountain
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,274
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $49,364
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 1.0, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.5, 1.2
Geographic location of Adrian Township, MI
#3
Adrian Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,237
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $36,236
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 3.2, 2.1
#4
Gaines Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,103
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $79,625
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 2.5, 3.9
Geographic location of Raisin Township, MI
#5
Raisin Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,784
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,941
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.8, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 0.8, 3.4
Geographic location of Grosse Ile Township, MI
#6
Grosse Ile Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,114
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,833
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.1, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 1.8, 3.4
Geographic location of Oakland Township, MI
#7
Oakland Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,882
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $146,228
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.1, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.9, 1.5
#8
Hamburg Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,867
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,245
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.2, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 1.7, 3.0
Geographic location of Spring Arbor Township, MI
#9
Spring Arbor Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,838
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $69,859
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.1, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 1.2, 1.5
Geographic location of Napoleon Township, MI
#10
Napoleon Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,767
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,771
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 2.5, 5.0
Geographic location of Kinross Township, MI
#11
Kinross Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,439
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $40,156
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.1, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.8, 2.2
Geographic location of Addison Township, MI
#12
Addison Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,638
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $91,121
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.9, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.4, 2.3, 2.3
#13
Huntington Woods
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,268
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $136,331
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.0, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.0, 3.6, 5.5
Geographic location of Highland Township, MI
#14
Highland Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,281
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,273
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.4, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.9, 3.7, 4.9
Geographic location of Flushing Township, MI
#15
Flushing Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,133
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,344
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 1.1, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 4.5, 4.4
Geographic location of Farmington, MI
#16
Farmington
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,503
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,102
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.6, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.2, 7.8, 5.5
Geographic location of Argentine Township, MI
#17
Argentine Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,473
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,963
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.5, 2.9, 3.2
Geographic location of Rochester, MI
#18
Rochester
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,362
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,904
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.4, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.0, 3.8, 3.7
#19
Brandon Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,161
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,541
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 0.7, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 3.1, 3.1
Geographic location of Milford Township, MI
#20
Milford
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,038
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,997
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.5, 3.7, 4.0
Geographic location of Independence Township, MI
#21
Independence Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,302
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $94,018
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.9, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 4.8, 5.2
#22
Springfield Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,551
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,270
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 2.6, 3.7
Geographic location of Clayton Township, MI
#23
Clayton Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,057
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $42,212
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 1.3, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.5, 6.3, 4.4
#24
Cambridge Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,679
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,051
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.9, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.2, 4.8, 4.1
#25
White Lake Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,505
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,384
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.8, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 6.7, 8.5
Geographic location of Berkley, MI
#26
Berkley
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,410
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,905
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.6, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 3.5, 5.7
Geographic location of Orion Township, MI
#27
Orion Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,125
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,323
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 4.7, 5.5
#28
Chocolay Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,918
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $66,815
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, 1.9, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.2, 4.6, 3.5
#29
West Bloomfield Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    65,711
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,368
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.7, 5.2, 5.9
Geographic location of Oxford Township, MI
#30
Oxford Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,592
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,550
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.4, 4.2, 4.2
Beverly Hills, Michigan
#31
Beverly Hills
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,363
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $127,419
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.2, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 7.5, 5.5
Geographic location of Commerce Township, MI
#32
Commerce Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    39,689
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,053
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.7, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.2, 5.1, 5.0
Geographic location of Tittabawassee Township, MI
#33
Tittabawassee Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,009
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $84,171
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.6, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 4.1, 4.8
Geographic location of South Lyon, MI
#34
South Lyon
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-21
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,877
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $73,200
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.5, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.6, 2.8, 3.4
Geographic location of Rochester Hills, MI
#35
Rochester Hills
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    74,913
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,953
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.5, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.4, 6.1, 5.9
#36
Bloomfield Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    42,059
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $132,929
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.3, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.1, 7.7, 7.7
Geographic location of New Baltimore, MI
#37
New Baltimore
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-16
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,377
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,730
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, 3.8, 4.6
#38
Forsyth Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,182
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $51,746
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.9, 1.9, 4.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.6, 4.5, 7.7
Geographic location of Birmingham, MI
#39
Birmingham
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,536
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $122,804
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.1, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.6, 5.9, 6.4
Geographic location of Clawson, MI
#40
Clawson
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-16
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,846
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,717
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.6, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.7, 4.4, 5.8
Geographic location of Lyon Township, MI
#41
Lyon Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,838
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $117,308
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.6, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.6, 5.8, N/A
Geographic location of Montrose Township, MI
#42
Montrose Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,431
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,094
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.8, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.6, 7.9, 6.3
Geographic location of Green Oak Township, MI
#43
Green Oak Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,154
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,706
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.8, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.1, 6.5, 7.4
Geographic location of Plymouth Township, MI
#44
Plymouth Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,988
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,439
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.7, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 6.8, 6.1
Map of Tecumseh City, Michigan
#45
Tecumseh
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,392
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,428
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 1.8, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 9.3, 6.7
Geographic location of Plymouth, MI
#46
Plymouth
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,159
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,073
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.7, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.7, 6.6, 8.1
Geographic location of Shelby Township, MI
#47
Shelby Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    81,416
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,941
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.2, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.0, 5.9, 6.3
Northville Township, Michigan Map
#48
Northville Township
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,434
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $113,918
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.7, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.9, 10.2, 10.4
Geographic location of Saline, MI
#49
Saline
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,400
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,203
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.6, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.9, 6.6, 8.1
Northville City, Michigan Map
#50
Northville
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,956
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $114,346
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.5, 7.4, 6.7

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Sources

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US Census Bureau, "Data Explorer," Accessed January 24, 2022.

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Alina is a safety and security expert that has contributed her insights to CNET, CBS, Digital Trends, MTV, Top Ten Reviews, and many others. Her goal is to make safety and security gadgets less mystifying one article at a time. In the early 2000s, Alina worked as a volunteer firefighter, earning her first responder certification and paving the way to her current career. Her activities aren’t nearly as dangerous today. Her hobbies include fixing up her 100-year-old house, doing artsy stuff, and going to the lake with her family.

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