Cottage Grove, OR
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Cottage Grove, OR crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Cottage Grove has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within Oregon, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Cottage Grove.

Importantly, when you compare Cottage Grove to other communities of similar population, then Cottage Grove crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cottage Grove does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cottage Grove does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Cottage Grove.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Cottage Grove occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Cottage Grove; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 370. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Cottage Grove is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cottage Grove, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Cottage Grove has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Cottage Grove is one in 241.

Cottage Grove Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Cottage Grove Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cottage Grove 2.71
Oregon 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 370

in Cottage Grove

1 in 350

in Oregon


Population: 10,351
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 4 20
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.39 0.39 1.93


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cottage Grove 40.19
Oregon 28.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Cottage Grove

1 in 35

in Oregon

Cottage Grove Property CRIMES

Population: 10,351
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 345 43
Rate per 1,000 2.71 33.33 4.15

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Cottage Grove Crimes Per Square Mile

Cottage Grove 118
Oregon 59

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