Portland, OR
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Portland, 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 62 per one thousand residents, Portland 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 16. Within Oregon, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Portland.

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

For Portland, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Portland is one in 190.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Portland is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Portland, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 56 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Portland 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 Portland is one in 93.

Portland Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Portland Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,440

36,815

40,255

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.27

56.37

61.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portland 5.27
Oregon 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 190

in Portland

1 in 350

in Oregon

Portland VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 653,115
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 25 444 1,061 1,910
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.68 1.62 2.92

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Portland 56.37
Oregon 28.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Portland

1 in 35

in Oregon

Portland Property CRIMES

Population: 653,115
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,491 25,326 6,998
Rate per 1,000 6.88 38.78 10.71

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

Portland Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Portland 277
Oregon 59