The Safest Place to Live in Michigan is in Oakland County?
Many people believe that the safest cities in Michigan are located in the Upper Peninsula, but there's actually a city in Metro Detroit that holds the title for being the safest in the entire state.
Safewise recently conducted a study to identify the safest cities across Michigan. They analyzed violent and property crime rates over the past three years and created a ranking of the top 50 safest cities.
Interestingly (and surprisingly), the number one safest city on the list is located in Oakland County, though technically, it's a township.
Where is the Safest Place to Live in Michigan?
According to the study, with a population of 6,603, Addison Township is the safest place to live in all of Michigan. Addison Township is located just north of Lakeville between M-24 and M-53 in Oakland County.
- 2022 Violent Crime Rate: 0.3
- 2022 Property Crime Rate: 2.4
- Median Income: $95,211
What is the Second Safest Place to Live in Michigan?
Right behind Addison Township, claiming the second spot on the list, is Kinross (also a township), with a population of 7,226. Kinross is located right of 75 in Chippewa County. It's about a 50-minute drive from the Mackinac Bridge.
- 2022 Violent Crime Rate: 1.2
- 2022 Property Crime Rate: 0.8
- Median Income: $49,952
Though Michigan doesn't crack the top 10 list of safest states in the U.S., it still holds a reputation as a safe place to call home.
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