How is the crime in West Bloomfield Michigan

West Bloomfield Crime Statistics

Safety for your family should be on of the top of your list of concerns when relocating to Southeast Michigan. You do not want to buy in a communities that has drive by shootings, carjackings or drug dealers openly dealing drugs. I would think you want a community that is safe for your family. You do not want to have to worry whether your car will still be there each morning. Or whether your home will be broken into when you go to work. That is not the type of city I want you to live in.

West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield is not like that at all. West Bloomfield has low crime statistics. West Bloomfield is a safe town. A safe place to live. Let’s talk about how safe West Bloomfield is.  According to neighborhood scout West Bloomfield is safer than 79% of U.S. Cities.  According to the same website the chance of being a victim of violent crime 1 in 1,491 in West Bloomfield.  It is 1 in 229 chance in Michigan.  West Bloomfield is very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.

If you look at city data the 2019 crime rate in West Bloomfield Township, MI is 46, which is 5.8 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 18.2% U.S. cities. The 2019 West Bloomfield Township crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years West Bloomfield Township has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.  According to Fox 2 news list of the 50 safest cities in Michigan West Bloomfield is the 29th safest city in Michigan. 

Crime grade gives the township an A+ grade.  The A+ grade means the rate of crime is much lower than the average US city. West Bloomfield is in the 93rd percentile for safety, meaning 7% of cities are safer and 93% of cities are more dangerous.

Here are crime statistics for West Bloomfield Michigan

Violent Crimes Calculated annually per 100,000 residents

  • Assault                 36.3              national  282.7
  • Murder                   0                 national  6.1
  • Rape                    15.1              national  40.7
  • Robbery                 9.1              national  135.5 

Property Crimes Calculated annually per 100,000 residents

  • Burglary                      63.6              national  500.1
  • Theft                         417.8              national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft      39.4               national 284

West Bloomfield Township is full of lakes and is sometimes call “lake township of Oakland County”, being heavily dotted with small, medium, and large lakes. Cass Lake, the largest lake in the county, lies partly in West Bloomfield, and Pine Lake, which has a private country club on its shore, lies completely within West Bloomfield.  Whether you want to live on a lake or live off a lake I can help….give me a call at 248-310-6239.

Here is a list of West Bloomfield lakes in Oakland County and other pertinent information about the lakes.

Bloomfield Lake          Private          5.6 acres

Brookfield Lake           Private      4 to 5 acres 

Cass Lake                  Public         1,280 acres         123 ft. depth          all sports lake   ­

Cross Lake                 Private           7.3 acres

Darb Lake                  Private         16.5 acres

Flanders Lake             Private           9.6 acres

Fox Lake                    Private           6.2 acres

Green Lake                 Private          166 acres          65 ft. depth          electric motor

Hammond Lake           Private            85 acres

Lake Marion                Private              6 acres

Middle Straits Lake      Private           171 acres         55 ft. depth          all sports lake

Mirror Lake                 Private             11 acres         25 ft. depth

Moon Lake                  Private            3.7 acres

Morris Lake                 Private             15 acres

Pine Lake                    Private           395 acres         90 ft. depth          all sports lake 

Pleasant Lake              Private            

Rockwell Lake              Private            2.7 acres

Scotch Lake                 Private            9.3 acres         40 ft. depth

Simpson Lake              Private           13.2 acres

Union Lake                  Public             465 acres        102 ft. depth         all sports lake

Upper Straits Lake       Private            323 acres          96 ft. depth         all sports lake

Walnut Lake                Private            232 acres        101 ft. depth         all sports lake

West Bloomfield Lake   Private             12 acres

Woodpecker Lake         Private              16 acres  

West Bloomfield is located in south central Oakland County about 10 miles to the northwest from the Detroit city limits and has borders with: Bloomfield Township to its east, Farmington Hills to its south, Commerce Township to its west, and four communities to its north: Waterford Township, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake.

West Bloomfield has a large Jewish population.  West Bloomfield also has a large Chaldean population.  The Median Household Income is $104,368. Education Levels

  • Master’s degree or higher                          31%        national  12%
  • Bachelor’s degree                                     30%         national  20%
  • Some college or associate’s degree            21%         national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent              13%         national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma                     5%         national  12%

The township has had most of its population growth from the 1960s through the early 2000s, many residents moving northwest from the inner ring Detroit suburbs. West Bloomfield is known to have a very diverse population, both racially, ethnically, and religiously.

West Bloomfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Bloomfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic

The primary school district serving the township is the West Bloomfield School District, which was recognized as one of the top public school districts in the country. A total of seven school districts serve various portions of West Bloomfield (West Bloomfield, Farmington, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Walled Lake, Pontiac and Waterford). I hope this helps you if you are considering moving to West Bloomfield Michigan.

West Bloomfield is very safe.  It is a community that you will not have to worry about your families safety.  If you are looking to buy a home in West Bloomfield give me a call.  I will help make your West Bloomfield move less stressful.  Call me or text me today 248-310-6239

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