Portage has a population of 48,876. During the past three years, Portage saw 4,448 arrests. For 2017, the Portage's arrest rate totaled 322.45 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 1.87% makes Portage higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 108 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Portage also totaled 1,468 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Galesburg and Richland, Portage is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Portage had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Portage averaged 108 violent crimes and 1,468 non-violent crimes.
The city of Portage experienced 1,056 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 243 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 190, and the aggravated assault total was 617.
It is situated in Kalamazoo county, Michigan with a total number of 74 employees - 7 female, 48 male officers and 19 civilians. Portage PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MI3967800, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.