Lake Oswego, OR
Crime Rates

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Lake Oswego, 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

Lake Oswego has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lake Oswego is 1 in 83. How does Lake Oswego fare compared to other communities in Oregon of all population sizes? Lake Oswego's crime rate is lower than approximately 80% of Oregon communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lake Oswego has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lake Oswego is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego.

For Lake Oswego, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Lake Oswego than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2306, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lake Oswego; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Lake Oswego Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

Lake Oswego Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lake Oswego 0.43
Oregon 2.82

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,306

in Lake Oswego

1 in 355

in Oregon


Population: 39,196
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.03 0.23


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)

Lake Oswego 11.61
Oregon 29.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Lake Oswego

1 in 33

in Oregon

Lake Oswego Property CRIMES

Population: 39,196
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 65 360 30
Rate per 1,000 1.66 9.18 0.77

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

Lake Oswego Crimes Per Square Mile

Lake Oswego 42
Oregon 60