My Town: West Michigan's safest and most dangerous places | Crime
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—West Michigan is home to one of the safest cities in Michigan, according to a new analysis by Value Penguin.
East Grand Rapids ranked fifth among midsize cities and 16th overall. Value Penguin based its rankings on FBI crime statistics collected in 2013. The group excluded towns with populations less than 5,000. Value Penguin then compared crimes in the remaining cities per capita, giving more weight to violent crimes than property crimes.
The West Michigan communities that came in above the state average for crimes included Spring Lake-Ferrysburg (No. 28), Rockford (No. 45), Zeeland (No. 56), Belding (No. 80) and Grand Haven (No. 118).
Kentwood came in slightly below the state average crime score, at 128th place, followed by Grandville (No. 133), Wyoming (No. 143), Greenville (No. 144), Holland (No. 147), Grand Rapids (No. 169) and Muskegon (No. 173). Muskegon Heights came in last among West Michigan communities, at 182. Detroit took the bottom spot, at 186.