6 safe cities in Oakland County MI

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Crime and safety is a big issue for Michigan relocation buyers when they come to look at homes in Metro Detroit.  It does not matter if they live in Michigan already or if they are coming to metro Detroit because of a job offer.  Most home buyers want to live in a town that does not have a lot of crime.  Did you know if you live in a town that has higher crime rate you are going to pay more for car and home owners insurance.  Sometimes for the money you pay extra for insurance in a high crime area you can live in a lower crime area.

Here are 6 safe cities in Oakland County MI.  Oakland County is northern suburb of Metro Detroit.  It lies directly north and northwest of downtown Detroit.

6 safe cities in suburbs of Detroit

Is Commerce MI a safe city

Commerce Township is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (84%) and also has a lower crime rate than 87% of the communities in Michigan according to FBI statistics. Commerce Township is in the 93rd percentile for safety, meaning 7% of cities are safer and 93% of cities are more dangerous. This analysis applies to Commerce Township’s proper boundaries only. See the table on nearby places below for nearby cities.

One website says Commerce Township violent crime rate is 64.78% LOWER than the national average. It also says property crime is 83.48% LOWER than national average. Overall rate of crime in Commerce Township is 11.17 per 1,000 residents during a standard year. People who live in Commerce Township generally consider the west part of the city to be the safest.

Is Keego Harbor a safe place

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Keego Harbor is 635.5 per 100,000 people. That's -74.34% lower than the national rate. It is a safe community whether you are a single woman or an elderly person.  You will feel safe here when you move to Keego Harbor.  Keego Harbor crime rates are 76% lower than the national average · Violent crimes in Keego Harbor are 55% lower than the national average. Property crime rates are 81% lower than national average according to area vibes.


According to city data The 2019 crime rate in Keego Harbor, MI is 5.4 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 19.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Keego Harbor crime rate fell by 81% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Keego Harbor has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.  According to another website the total crime rate in Keego Harbor is 635.5 per 100,000 people. That's -74.34% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -68.58% lower than the Michigan total crime rate of 2,022.5 per 100,000 people.  If you are looking for a safe city to call home for you and your family call a realtor that knows the local area.  My cell is 248-310-6239 


Is Milford MI a safe place


The crime rate in Milford Mi is very low.

  • There are no gangs running the street
  • No drug houses operating in the city
  • No drive by shootings
  • Muggings and carjackings are not something you will be afraid of when living in Milford
  • Rape and robberies because you are walking the street late at night are basically non existent

The community of Milford MI is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States.  In Milford you have what I call random crime.  By no means is Milford crime free.  The types of crime you have in the community is going to be an occasional home break in or car theft.  You are more likely to have some kid vandalize your car than having your car stolen out of your driveway.  There are no criminal gangs that operate in the city.  What I mean by random crime is that if there is a murder, or physical assault it more likely to be from a family dispute or from a friend than from a criminal.  As they say "stuff like this just doesn't happen here".  Violent crime and a murder is rare.  It may be years between murders in the community.


Is Royal Oak a safe place


Neighborhood Scout released a list of the 100 safest cities in America in 2016 and local neighborhood Royal Oak is the only one in State of Michigan to make the list. Royal Oak ranked 89th on Nieghborhood Scout's list, which analyzed U.S. cities with populations of 25,000 or more, and used stats on armed robberies, burglaries, larceny-thefts, motor vehicle thefts, murders, rapes, and other violent crime.  Royal Oak is a wonderful place for young individuals and families to live. The downtown area is filled with wonderful local businesses and a farmers market that brings in all sorts of fresh and local Michigan products.

Royal Oak Michigan

Royal Oak is also a safe community. There were only 102 violent crimes reported for every 100,000 people in the city in 2019, a fraction of the 1,965 per 100,000 people in nearby Detroit and well below the state violent crime rate of 437 incidents per 100,000. 

Is Wixom a safe place?

Violent crimes in Wixom are 55% lower than the national average.  In Wixom you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime.  Wixom is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.  

Can your kids play safely outside without fears of a drive by shooting or a drug dealer coming up to them?  Absolutely.  They can play and have fun outside without fear of harm.  You can go to the gas station or stop at any intersection and not worry about being car jacked.  Wixom Police force is a good force working hard to keep you safe and to keep crime down.  You can shop at any one of Wixoms stores and not worry about getting mugged or robbed in the parking lot.  Wixom is a great community to call home.  You and your family will be safe in Wixom.  We can you find a home in Wixom so give me a call to learn more about all our local communities.  I will be able to give you all the information you need to make a good choice on a safe community.  Call or text me today at 248-310-6239


Is West Bloomfield a safe place

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.

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.

According to 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. 


If you are moving to Michigan and looking in Oakland County I can give you insight and lots of local information.  I will help make your next move easier and less stressful.  Give me a call or text at 248-310-6239.     Russ Ravary your metro Detroit realtor. 


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Comments (3)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Russ. Compared to Chicago, hell is a safe place! Hard to say tougher to live here. Harder to concede even Detroit is a better place. Enjoy your day.

Dec 13, 2021 05:00 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I am always asked about the safty of a City.  Always refer to the local PD. Thanks for the post, have a great Monday. bill

Dec 13, 2021 06:06 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jan 02, 2022 07:30 AM