Criminal Justice Colleges & Degree Programs in Michigan, MI

Criminal Justice Colleges in Michigan

Students attending criminal justice colleges in Michigan can enjoy a wide variety of educational and recreational activities, including live music, dancing, sports bars or trendy bars. You can also attend a live football or baseball game at one of Michigan's professional sports team arenas. Michigan also has great water sports, such as boating and swimming, if you are looking for a little adventure. You will also have to be prepared for a cold and snowy winter while you are pursuing your studies at Michigan criminal justice schools, but if braving the cold to get to class doesn't sound appealing, you can also enroll in an online criminal justice degree program and attend class in the comfort of your own home. Criminal justice schools in Michigan can help prepare you for a new career in criminal justice. Some of the top jobs you can pursue after your studies include:

  • Fire fighters
  • Police officers
  • Security guards
  • Correctional officers
  • Detectives

Police and Law Enforcement Jobs In Michigan

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Michigan employed 75,630 law enforcement professionals in 2009 out of a nationwide work force of 3,172,420. The mean annual salary for law enforcement professionals in Michigan was $40,860 in 2009, which was just under the national mean of $41,740. Michigan had a violent crime rate of 497 per 100,000 residents in 2009, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and a property crime rate of 2,837.8. The national average for violent crimes per 100,000 people was 429.4 and the property crime rate was 3,036.1. Michigan's highest crime cities include:

  • Detroit
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Lansing
  • Saginaw

According to 2008 data from the National Institute of Corrections, Michigan's overall crime rate was 6 percent lower than the national average, but violent crimes were about 9 percent higher than the nationwide rate. A degree from one of the criminal justice colleges in Michigan can train you to help keep residents safe.

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