Myrtle Creek, OR
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The crime rate in Myrtle Creek is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Myrtle Creek is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Myrtle Creek is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Oregon, Myrtle Creek has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Myrtle Creek to other communities of similar population, then Myrtle Creek crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Myrtle Creek 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 Myrtle Creek 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 Myrtle Creek.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Myrtle Creek 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 Myrtle Creek; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 266. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Myrtle Creek's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Myrtle Creek a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Myrtle Creek is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Myrtle Creek 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 Myrtle Creek is one in 384.

Myrtle Creek Crime Data

 
Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Myrtle Creek Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

81

94

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.76

23.42

27.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Myrtle Creek 3.76
Oregon 2.60
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 266

in Myrtle Creek

1 in 385

in Oregon
Myrtle Creek VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,459
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Myrtle Creek 23.42
Oregon 29.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Myrtle Creek

1 in 34

in Oregon
Myrtle Creek Property CRIMES
Population: 3,459
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Myrtle Creek Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Myrtle Creek 37
Oregon 57

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