Portland, TN
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The crime rate in Portland is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Portland is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Portland is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Tennessee, Portland has a crime rate that is higher than 67% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Portland 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 Portland; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 216. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Portland's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Portland 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 Portland is one in 50.

Portland Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Portland Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

246

303

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.63

19.96

24.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portland 4.63
Tennessee 6.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 216

in Portland

1 in 163

in Tennessee

Portland VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,323
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 4 51
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.32 4.14

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
Portland 19.96
Tennessee 29.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Portland

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Portland Property CRIMES

Population: 12,323
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 181 14
Rate per 1,000 4.14 14.69 1.14

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

Portland Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Portland 21
Tennessee 17