If you've lived in Michigan for any length of time, you know that crime rates can vary widely from city to city and county to county.

There's a true dichotomy between the safest places to live in Michigan and the cities and townships with the highest crime rates. Surprisingly, the safest place to live in Michigan is a small township with a population of just 6,600 in Oakland County. And while Detroit makes the Top 10 list of most dangerous cities and towns in Michigan, it isn't ranked the worst. That distinction goes to a township in Berrien County, in Michigan's southwest corner.

Walmart in Michigan

One thing is consistent regardless of where you go in The Mitten:  You're never that far from a Walmart store. According to the retailer's website, there are 90 Walmart Supercenters in the state of Michigan and that figure doesn't include Walmart's smaller discount stores and Sam's Club locations.

There are approximately 35,500 people employed by Walmart in Michigan, and the average wage for its associates is $17.75 per hour. This data was compiled by Walmart, as of October 30, 2023.

What Are the Most Stolen Items at Walmart?

Because Walmart carries everything from jewelry to grocery items in most of its locations, the retailer is ripe for the picking when it comes to shoplifting.

With input from Walmart associates, news articles, and crowdsourced information from the likes of Reddit and Quora, Aisle of Shame was able to determine what items were most prone to the five-finger discount at Walmart.

Here is What they discovered.

The 10 Most Stolen Items at Walmart

According to "Aisle of Shame," these are the most common items stolen from Walmart stores.

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Michael Moore's Former Home on Torch Lake

Take a look inside one of Michael Moore's former Michigan homes, selling recently for just over $4.3 million.

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Best Restaurant Breads around Flint and Genesee County Michigan

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