Each of the safest cities that made the 2017 lists boasts both violent and property crime rates that are significantly below the state and national averages. To identify the safest cities in Michigan, SafeWise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. Cities with fewer than 5,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were eliminated. The mixture of repeat cities and those making their debut indicates a strong statewide commitment to cutting down on crime and ramping up public safety initiatives.
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