Sandy, OR
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Sandy, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

The crime rate in Sandy is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 Sandy is 1 in 56. Based on FBI crime data, Sandy is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Oregon, Sandy has a crime rate that is higher than 45% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Sandy compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sandy with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sandy'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 Sandy 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 Sandy.

For Sandy, 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 Sandy than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1376, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sandy's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Sandy 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 Sandy is one in 58.

Sandy Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Sandy Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sandy 0.73
Oregon 2.65

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,376

in Sandy

1 in 378

in Oregon


Population: 11,005
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.09 0.45


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sandy 17.26
Oregon 29.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Sandy

1 in 34

in Oregon

Sandy Property CRIMES

Population: 11,005
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 43 135 12
Rate per 1,000 3.91 12.27 1.09

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Sandy Crimes Per Square Mile

Sandy 63
Oregon 58