Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,204n/a (estimate)4,4113,2062,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a3.12.54.9
Rape44n/a26.939.538.6
Robbery127n/a77.853.3101.9
Assault361n/a221.0164.6237.8
Violent crime537n/a (estimate)329260373
Burglary734n/a449.4455.1491.4
Theft5,222n/a3,197.42,229.71,775.4
Vehicle theft711n/a435.3261.8220.2
Property crime6,667n/a (estimate)4,0822,9472,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Salem, OR. The total number of reported crimes in Salem, OR is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Salem, OR crime rate is 38% higher than the Oregon average and is 54% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Salem, OR has a violent crime rate that is 27% higher than the Oregon average and 12% lower than the national average. For property crime, Salem, OR is 39% higher than the Oregon average and 64% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 54% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.08 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Salem, OR on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Oregon. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Salem, OR (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Oregon state wide, are 1.38 times more than the state average and 1.54 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Salem, OR on a daily bases are 1.27 times more than than Oregon average and 1.13 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Salem, OR are 1.39 times more than the daily state average and 1.64 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Salem, OR compared to other areas of Oregon, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Salem, OR safer than 23% when compared to other Oregon cities, and 24% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Oregon, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Salem, OR. At this time, Salem, OR sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 305
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 23
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Salem, OR? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Salem, OR, you have a 1 in 305 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 25. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Salem, OR is 1 in 23.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Salem, OR is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Salem, OR has increased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Salem, OR has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Salem, OR has decreased by 5% year to year.

Salem police department

ItemSalemOregonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3024,854556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 302 Salem police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.5% less than the Oregon average and 41.2% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Turner, OR2,272153818971
Sublimity, OR2,7641011,1401,241
Aumsville, OR3,740751,2971,372
Amity, OR1,5681221,3461,468
Mount Angel, OR3,3891461,3771,523
Salem, OR157,9673294,0824,411

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Eugene, OR158,1313173,8734,190
Elk Grove, CA158,4553531,8772,230
Corona, CA157,3951302,2782,407
Lancaster, CA159,0926202,3552,975
Pembroke Pines, FL159,9202212,1632,384
Salem, OR157,9673294,0824,411
Source: The Salem, OR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.