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Violent Crime is on the Rise in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Has a Serious Crime Problem

  • Shootings increased 540% from 2015 to 2020 (1)

  • There were 38 murders in 2020, a 422% increase from 2018 (2)

  • 1,200 aggravated assaults cases in 2020, 200 more cases than in 2019 (3)

  • 317 business-related burglaries in 2020, almost double the number recorded in 2019 (3)

2022 By the Numbers 
(As of 8/31)

 

  • Murders have increased 60% since 2021 (3)

  • There has been a 62% increase in weapon law violations since 2019 (3)

  • Aggravated assault has increased 15.6% since 2021 (3)

  • There have been 965 motor vehicle thefts in 2022, a 54% increase from 2021 (3)

1. GRPD Crime and Staffing Update to City Commission (8/24/21)

2. GRPD City Commission Update (7/27/21)

3. City of Grand Rapids Police Metric Dashboard (grandrapidsmi.gov)