Eugene, OR
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Eugene, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 41 per one thousand residents, Eugene 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 24. Within Oregon, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Eugene.

How does the crime rate in Eugene compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Eugene with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Eugene's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Eugene 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 Eugene.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Eugene 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 Eugene; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 257. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Eugene is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Eugene, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Eugene 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 Eugene is one in 308.

Eugene Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Eugene Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

657

6,294

6,951

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.89

37.26

41.15

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Eugene 3.89
Oregon 2.82

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 257

in Eugene

1 in 355

in Oregon

Eugene VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 168,916
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 101 177 376
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.60 1.05 2.23

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Eugene 37.26
Oregon 29.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Eugene

1 in 33

in Oregon

Eugene Property CRIMES

Population: 168,916
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,131 4,615 548
Rate per 1,000 6.70 27.32 3.24

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Eugene Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Eugene 159
Oregon 60