Portland, OR Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Portland

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime32,574n/a (estimate)5,3483,4283,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder14n/a225
Rape234n/a384825
Robbery917n/a15161109
Assault1,776n/a292143229
Violent crime2,941n/a (estimate)483254368
Burglary4,128n/a678529610
Theft22,216n/a3,6472,3951,899
Vehichle theft3,289n/a540251221
Property crime29,633n/a (estimate)4,8653,1742,731

When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Portland, OR. All reported Portland, OR crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Portland, OR overall crime rate is 56% higher than in comparison to the Oregon average; and is also 72% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Portland, OR, the rate is 90% higher than compared to the Oregon average, and 31% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Portland, OR comes in at 53% higher than to the average seen in Oregon, and 78% higher than the overall national average.

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Daily Crime In Portland (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Portland, OR for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Oregon as well as those across America as a whole. The Portland, OR total amount of daily offenses is 1.56 times more than than the Oregon average and 1.73 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Portland, OR is 1.90 times more than than the Oregon average, and it is 1.31 times more than than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Portland, OR has a daily crime figure that is 1.53 times more than than the Oregon average and 1.78 times more than than the daily national rate.

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How Safe is Portland (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Portland, OR area in comparison to other Oregon communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Portland, OR being safer than 4% of cities in Oregon and 12% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Oregon cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Portland, OR. In conclusion, Portland, OR now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

The overall crime rate in Portland is 72% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 14.65 daily crimes that occur in Portland.
Portland is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
In Portland you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Portland has decreased by 4%.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portland is 1 in 208
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portland is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portland is 1 in 19

Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Portland, OR? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Portland, OR your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 208. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Portland, OR is 1 in 19.

Year Over Year Crime In Portland (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Portland, OR is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Portland, OR has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Portland, OR has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Portland, OR has decreased by 4% year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Durham, OR1,23525438463
Stafford, OR2,21126461487
Maywood Park, OR1,00852928980
Raleigh Hills, OR6,861549551,009
West Haven-Sylvan, OR7,016549551,009
Portland, OR585,8884834,8655,348

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Las Vegas, NV587,6997583,1973,955
Oklahoma City, OK581,0948265,3686,194
Milwaukee, WI594,3281,3644,4965,860
Louisville, KY597,2315434,2884,831
Denver, CO604,3566303,6544,283
Portland, OR585,8884834,8655,348

Portland police department

ItemPortlandOregonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,1954,854504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3

There are a total of 1,195 Portland police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10% less than the Oregon average and 38.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Oregon

StateTotal offendersOregon /100KNational /100K
Oregon60517222

There are a total of 605 sex offenders in Oregon. This yields a total of 17 sex offenders in Oregon per 100,000 residents which is 92% less than the national average.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.