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Crime is on the Rise in Grand Rapids

According to Grand Rapids Police Data, our city has seen some of the highest crime rates recorded over the last few years.

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Gun Crime

In 2018, Grand Rapids recorded a total of 498 gun crimes, followed by 505 reported in 2019. But in 2020, the city saw an unprecedented 808 reported gun crimes, a 60% increase from the year before.

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Pictured Left: Workers cover shot out windows of the River House Condominiums off of Bridge Street NW.


In 2020, Grand Rapids saw 38 murders, which was a 422% increase from 2018. This was also a significant increase from 2019, in which the city saw 17 murders.

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Pictured Right: News Headline detailing fatal shooting and crash near downtown GR.

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In 2020, Grand Rapids recorded 1,200 cases of aggravated assault, 200 more cases than the year prior.

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Pictured Left: News headline detailing attack outside Mitten Brewing Co.


Grand Rapids saw 317 business-related burglaries in 2020, almost doubling the previous year's total of 178 reported incidents.

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Pictured Right: Image of door to small GR business after burglary.

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