Sweet Home, OR
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With a crime rate of 65 per one thousand residents, Sweet Home 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 15. Within Oregon, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sweet Home.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 9,270, Sweet Home has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Sweet Home does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Sweet Home.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sweet Home's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sweet Home is one in 662.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Sweet Home is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Sweet Home, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 63 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home is one in 244.

Sweet Home Crime Data

 
Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Sweet Home Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

586

600

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.51

63.21

64.72

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sweet Home 1.51
Oregon 2.60
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 662

in Sweet Home

1 in 385

in Oregon
Sweet Home VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 9,270
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.32 0.22 0.97
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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
Sweet Home 63.21
Oregon 29.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Sweet Home

1 in 34

in Oregon
Sweet Home Property CRIMES
Population: 9,270
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 76 472 38
Rate per 1,000 8.20 50.92 4.10
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

Sweet Home Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sweet Home 104
Oregon 57

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