Thursday, April 09, 2020
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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 averaging between 70 and 90 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Aside from a sharp spike in 2016 for Allegan County, Michigan and the United States as a whole rates have been fairly stable for the past decade, especially in Allegan County.
Data shown come from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports updated annually in October.