Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Crime rates affect the sense of security citizens have about their communities. These rates can also influence business investment and residential development. Violent crimes are those offenses that involve force or threat of force and include aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape and murder.
Allegan County, with a population of approximately 116,000, has enjoyed a very low rate of violent crime from 2004 through 2015 averaging between 70 and 90 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. there was a sharp rise between 2015 and 2016 in Allegan County, Michigan and the United States as a whole which is cause for some concern however the 2017 rate is lower.
Data shown come from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports updated annually in October.