Study: Crime rates go up in Alma, down in Saginaw

According to a study from Your Local Security, the crime rate in Alma, Michigan has increased in all types of crime over the past decade. (MGN)

According to a study from Your Local Security, the crime rate in Alma, Michigan has increased in all types of crime over the past decade.

Alma comes in at number 12 of the 25 cities that have become more dangerous.

Charleston, West Virginal comes in at the top of the list.

The study also states that Saginaw, Michigan has become after.

Saginaw comes in at number 4 out of the 25 cities that have become safer.

Other Michigan cities that made the list include:

  • Ypsilanti
  • Grand Rapids
  • Three Rivers

Salisbury, Maryland came in at number 1.

Methodology (from YLS)

We looked at FBI statistics for US cities in 2006 and 2016 to determine the amount of reported crime, including violent crime, murder, robbery, assault, property crime, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson for each city. Rape numbers were not included because the definition of rape was changed between 2006 and 2016. Cities were not taken into consideration if they were missing any year or crime data, if the population from those cities were below the median population in the state, or if there were changes in the state or local agency’s reporting practices. A total of 3,483 US cities were evaluated.

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