Feeling safe is obviously important. I personally think Michigan is a pretty safe state, but there are always going to be areas in any state that are less safe than others, so you should know where to be extra cautious.
The staff at RoadSnacks.net has put together a list of the 10 most dangerous cities in the entire state of Michigan. They start the study with some humor, saying, “Michigan would like to think that the only things dangerous in their state is the Detroit lions’ defensive line and driving over the Mackinac Bridge during a snowstorm; but sadly, that’s not the case.”
To compile the list, the study states that, “We looked at violent crimes and property crimes in cities with a population of 5,000. Folks, the cities that made our list have robberies happening in broad daylight, car jackings, and daily shootings.” The study also says that even if your city makes this list, it’s not all bad, adding, “We’re not saying that there aren’t little pockets of goodness in these cities. The neighborhoods and shopping centers in these Michigan cities are not ALL bad. We do recommend that you spend some time studying them before you make a move. And If do you choose one of these cities, you’re going to have to be aware of your surroundings at all times.”
So, don’t take this list as a “bad cities” list. According to RoadSnacks.net, these are just the cities with higher rates of crime, so you have to be careful in certain areas when you’re traveling or living there. Read on for the list of the 10 most dangerous cities in Michigan, according to RoadSnacks.net. By the way, Detroit is not at the top spot on this list, which might surprise you. Find the full study here.