Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
Search Homes for Sale
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 peopleKlamath Falls/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime714n/a (estimate)3,0943,2782,324
Violent crime118n/a (estimate)511342370
Vehicle theft123n/a533.0551.5282.7
Property crime596n/a (estimate)2,5832,9351,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Klamath Falls, OR

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Klamath Falls crime rate is 33.1% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Klamath Falls, there were 118 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 511 per 100,000 individuals, 38.3% higher than the national average. Additionally, Klamath Falls recorded 596 property crimes, amounting to 2583 per 100,000 residents, 32.1% higher than the U.S. average.

During the most recently reported crime year, Klamath Falls experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

The surge in vehicle thefts is a concerning trend across the United States, and Klamath Falls is no exception, experiencing one of the nation's highest vehicle theft rates. Last year, Klamath Falls reported a total of 123 vehicle thefts, resulting in 533 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This places the city in the lowest 10% tier among all cities, indicating that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The probability of a vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 188, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and security measures.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Klamath Falls?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Klamath Falls residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 51 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 37% of Klamath Falls 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, 63% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Klamath Falls a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Klamath Falls 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. Klamath Falls has a total crime rate that is 33% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.96 daily crimes (0.32 violent daily crimes and 1.63 daily property crimes) in Klamath Falls.

Has Crime in Klamath Falls Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Klamath Falls. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Klamath Falls has decreased by 17.3%. Violent crimes have decreased by 30.2%, while property crimes have decreased by 14.1%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Klamath Falls

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Klamath Falls currently has an unemployment rate of 4.7%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Klamath Falls crime rates. For instance, in Klamath Falls, the population density stands at 1071.2 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Klamath Falls has a median home price of $180,900, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Klamath Falls crime map

The Klamath Falls crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Klamath Falls 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 Klamath Falls crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Klamath Falls 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.
New Real Estate Listings in Klamath Falls Area
Search Homes for Sale in Klamath Falls, OR

Compare Klamath Falls, OR Crime


      Crime Quick Facts

      • Klamath Falls crime rates are 33% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Klamath Falls are 38% higher than the national average
      • In Klamath Falls you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Klamath Falls is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Klamath Falls has decreased by 18%

      Klamath Falls, OR Crime Quiz


        Safest Places to Live in and Around Klamath Falls

        See all the best places to live around Klamath Falls
        How would you rate the amount of crime in Klamath Falls?
        Write a review to give others more information about this area.
        Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Klamath Falls?
        Write a review to give others more information about this area.
        See all Klamath Falls poll results

        Daily Crime In Klamath Falls (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Klamath Falls, OR per 100,000 people. In Klamath Falls, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.06 times less than the Oregon average and 1.33 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Klamath Falls is 1.49 times more than the Oregon average and 1.38 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Klamath Falls has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times less than the Oregon average and 1.32 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Klamath Falls (higher is better)

        Is Klamath Falls safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Oregon as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Klamath Falls to other cities in the state and across the country, Klamath Falls is 10% safer than other cities of Oregon and 16% safer than other cities in the nation. Klamath Falls has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Klamath Falls

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Klamath Falls is 1 in 196
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Klamath Falls is 1 in 39
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Klamath Falls is 1 in 33
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Klamath Falls? In Klamath Falls, you have a 1 in 196 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 39. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Klamath Falls, OR is 1 in 33.

        Year Over Year Crime In Klamath Falls (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Klamath Falls, OR is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Klamath Falls has decreased by 31%, while the property crime rate in Klamath Falls has decreased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Klamath Falls has decreased by 18% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Klamath Falls police department

        Item Klamath Falls Oregon National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)425,156558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
        There are a total of 42 Klamath Falls police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.7% less than the Oregon average and 38.4% 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
        Altamont, OR18,9824784,1064,585
        Merrill, OR6975084,3564,863
        Klamath Falls, OR21,5095112,5833,094

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Biddeford, ME21,5023362,8663,201
        Anniston, AL21,5188435,4846,326
        Darien, CT21,519281,3501,378
        Ramona, CA21,4935782,7093,287
        Massapequa, NY21,5312058221,027
        Klamath Falls, OR21,5095112,5833,094
        Source: The Klamath Falls, 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.