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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeaverton/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,010n/a (estimate)3,0413,2782,324
Violent crime303n/a (estimate)306342370
Vehicle theft371n/a374.8551.5282.7
Property crime2,707n/a (estimate)2,7352,9351,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beaverton, OR

The Beaverton crime rates are 30.8% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 303 violent crimes in Beaverton (306 per 100,000 people), which is 17.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 2707 property crimes (2735 per 100,000 residents) which is 39.9% higher than average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Beaverton?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Beaverton residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 25 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 60% of Beaverton residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 40% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Beaverton a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Beaverton a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Beaverton crime rate is 31% higher than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 8.25 crimes per day - 0.83 violent crimes and 7.42 property crimes.

Has Crime in Beaverton Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Beaverton has increased by 15.4%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Beaverton, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 21.7%, while property crime has increased by 14.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Beaverton is a safe place to live.

Beaverton Neighborhood Crime Rates

Beaverton is a large urban city with at least 13 distinct neighborhoods. As a result, crime rates will differ dramatically from one neighborhood to the next. Typically, high density neighborhoods that are located close to the city center, experience more crime than neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city. Some of the safest neighborhoods in Beaverton include: West Slope, Sexton Mountain and Raleigh West. Some neighborhoods that have a higher number of reported crime that you might want to avoid include: Central Beaverton, Triple Creek and Vose.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beaverton

In Beaverton, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.87 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Beaverton, the median home price stands at $400,500, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Beaverton are $1,416, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Beaverton crime map

The Beaverton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beaverton as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Beaverton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beaverton crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Beaverton crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Beaverton are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Beaverton you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Beaverton is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Beaverton has increased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Beaverton (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Beaverton for every 100,000 residents. The Beaverton total amount of daily crime is 1.08 times less than the Oregon average and 1.31 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Beaverton, is 1.12 times less than the Oregon average, and it is 1.21 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Beaverton has a daily crime average that is 1.07 times less than the Oregon average and 1.40 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Beaverton (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Beaverton, Oregon compared to other areas of Oregon, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Beaverton safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Beaverton is safer than 29% of Oregon cities, and 28% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Beaverton. At this time, Beaverton sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beaverton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beaverton is 1 in 327
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beaverton is 1 in 37
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beaverton is 1 in 33
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Beaverton, Oregon? If you reside in Beaverton, then there is a 1 in 327 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 37. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 33 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Beaverton.

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

        A good indicator of whether Beaverton is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Beaverton has increased by 23%, while the property crime rate in Beaverton has increased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Beaverton has increased by 16% year over year.

        Beaverton police department

        Item Beaverton Oregon National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1735,156558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
        There are a total of 173 Beaverton police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.4% less than the Oregon average and 42.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Oregon

        State Total offenders Oregon /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 883 sex offenders in Oregon. This yields a total of 24 sex offenders in Oregon per 100,000 residents which is 91% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Stafford, OR1,94048412460
        Durham, OR1,76451438489
        King City, OR4,34579892972
        Raleigh Hills, OR6,6751119541,066
        West Haven-Sylvan, OR8,5051201,0301,150
        West Linn, OR26,764821,0731,155
        West Slope, OR6,7991211,0351,156
        Beaverton, OR98,5673062,7353,041

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        Roanoke, VA99,1226054,2894,894
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        Beaverton, OR98,5673062,7353,041
        Source: The Beaverton, OR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.