Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleCorvallis/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,321n/a (estimate)3,8663,2782,324
Violent crime124n/a (estimate)207342370
Vehicle theft119n/a198.2551.5282.7
Property crime2,197n/a (estimate)3,6602,9351,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Corvallis, OR

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Corvallis is 66.4% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Corvallis, there were 124 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 207 per 100,000 individuals, 44.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 2197 property crimes, amounting to 3660 per 100,000 residents, 87.3% higher than the U.S. average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Corvallis reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Corvallis has some of the highest property crime rates in the country with 3660 crimes per 100,000 people - this ranks in the bottom 10% of all American cities that reported crime. Your chance of being a victim of property crime in Corvallis is 1 in 28, which is far higher than the national average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Corvallis?

AreaVibes surveyed 26 local residents in Corvallis to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 81% of people answered that there was very little crime in Corvallis and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 19% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Corvallis a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Corvallis is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Corvallis has a total crime rate that is 66% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 6.36 daily crimes (0.34 violent daily crimes and 6.02 daily property crimes) in Corvallis.

Has Crime in Corvallis Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Corvallis crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Corvallis has decreased by 0.2% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 4.6% and property crime has decreased by 0.1%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Corvallis

Corvallis reports an unemployment rate of 4.2%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Corvallis crime rates.

In Corvallis, 93.5% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Corvallis, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.65, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Corvallis crime map

The Corvallis crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Corvallis 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 Corvallis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Corvallis 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

      • Corvallis crime rates are 66% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Corvallis are 44% lower than the national average
      • In Corvallis you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Corvallis is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Corvallis has decreased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Corvallis (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Corvallis for every 100,000 residents. The Corvallis total amount of daily crime is 1.18 times more than the Oregon average and 1.66 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Corvallis, is 1.66 times less than the Oregon average, and it is 1.79 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Corvallis has a daily crime average that is 1.25 times more than the Oregon average and 1.87 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Corvallis (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Corvallis, Oregon compared to other areas of Oregon, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Corvallis safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Corvallis is safer than 36% of Oregon cities, and 30% 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 Corvallis. At this time, Corvallis sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Corvallis

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Corvallis is 1 in 485
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Corvallis is 1 in 28
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Corvallis is 1 in 26
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Corvallis, Oregon? If you reside in Corvallis, then there is a 1 in 485 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 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 26 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Corvallis.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Corvallis, OR is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Corvallis has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Corvallis has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Corvallis has decreased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Corvallis police department

        Item Corvallis Oregon National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)915,156558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
        There are a total of 91 Corvallis police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.5% less than the Oregon average and 49.2% 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
        Philomath, OR5,1431361,0371,173
        Millersburg, OR2,2341241,0671,191
        Brownsville, OR2,1391511,2991,451
        Tangent, OR1,3941631,4021,565
        Peoria, OR2162071,7751,982
        Jefferson, OR3,3482121,8202,032
        Albany, OR54,4421882,7642,951
        Corvallis, OR58,6122073,6603,866

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        Margate, FL58,4653482,1022,449
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        Orland Park, IL58,3801841,0801,264
        Corvallis, OR58,6122073,6603,866
        Source: The Corvallis, 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.