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How Safe is Shelby Township? Real Estate Blog Offers Its Opinion

Shelby Township has been ranked as the 21st safest place to live in Michigan, according to the real estate blog, Movoto.

Shelby Township ranks favorably with other Michigan cities for its relativity low instances of crime, according to Movoto. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Deanna Kahler
Shelby Township ranks favorably with other Michigan cities for its relativity low instances of crime, according to Movoto. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Deanna Kahler
How safe is Shelby Township?  

Shelby Township has been ranked as the 21st safest place to live in Michigan, according to the real estate blog, Movoto.

The blog studied crime statistics to find the safest places to live in Michigan. To create the ranking, Movoto looked at FBI crime stats from 2012, and selected cities with a population of 10,000 or more leaving them with 102 total locations, according to the study

(If the name sounds familiar, you may recall that Movoto recently named Shelby Township as a "top-20 place to live" in Michigan.)

Movoto then looked at three criteria: violent crime (rape, murder, assault), property crime (theft, burglary, motor vehicle thefts), and the chance a resident will be a victim of crime. 

Violent crime made up 50 percent of the ranking, property crime made up 30 percent, and a resident’s chances of being the victim of a crime made up 20 percent.

So how did Shelby Township's ranking compare to its neighbors in Macomb County?

New Baltimore: 6
Shelby Township: 21
St. Clair Shores: 44
Fraser: 51
Chesterfield Township: 52
Clinton Township: 57
Warren: 74
Eastpointe: 78
Roseville: 82

And how did Shelby Township compare to cities with a similar population? 

Farmington Hills: 20
Shelby Township: 21
Troy: 23
Livonia: 33
Waterford Township: 36

"When all was said and done, Grosse Ile turned out to be our safest place," reports Movoto. "What about the most dangerous? It was Benton Harbor. This city had a total of 1,100 reported crimes for just over 10,000 residents; so, residents here had a 1 in 9 chance of being the victim of a crime."

View the full list online here.

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