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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.

  • 10. Highland Park

    The crime in Highland Park is why it’s considered to be so dangerous. It’s No. 10 on the list.

    Highland Park, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Highland Park from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Highland Park

  • 9. Three Rivers

    I didn’t expect to see this one, but Three Rivers is considered the No. 9 most dangerous city in Michigan.

    Three Rivers, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Three Rivers from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Three Rivers

  • 8. Flint Township

    Flint has dealt with crime issues a bunch. They’re No. 8.

    Flint Charter Township, MI | Home

    Charter Township of Flint | 1490 S. Dye Road Flint, MI 48532

  • 7. Albion

    This one comes out of nowhere. Did not expect to see Albion at No. 7 on the list.

    Albion, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Albion from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Albion

  • 6. Lansing

    Say what? I haven’t never felt unsafe in Lansing. But, it’s No. 6.

    Lansing, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Lansing from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Lansing

  • 5. Muskegon Heights

    Muskegon has always had crime issues. That’s why it’s No. 5.

    Muskegon Heights, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Muskegon Heights from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Muskegon Heights

  • 4. Detroit

    Of course Detroit would be in here. It’s obviously the biggest city in Michigan, so it draws crime.

    Detroit, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Detroit from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Detroit

  • 3. Benton Harbor

    Benton Harbor has struggled with crime for decades. It’s No. 3.

    Benton Harbor, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Benton Harbor from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Benton Harbor

  • 2. Kalamazoo

    My uncle lived in Kalamazoo, and I never felt unsafe there. But, it’s No. 2.

    Kalamazoo, MI Crime Report, 2022

    The latest crime statistics for Kalamazoo from FBI data. Includes murder, violent, and property crime rates for Kalamazoo

  • 1. Benton Township

    Benton Township is the most unsafe area in Michigan, according to this list.

    Benton Township | Cheboygan County, Michigan

    Benton Township is located in northeast Cheboygan County, in the northern tip of the lower peninsula. We are a General Law Township established in 1871. We are approximately 62.5 square miles and an approximate population of 3,206 all rural. Our website was created to keep our residents informed with the latest information which will be updated monthly.

  • The Most Dangerous Cities In Michigan For 2022

    This list is via RoadSnacks.net.

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