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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 63%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36n/a (estimate)9101,8392,346
Murder0n/a0.07.66.5
Rape1n/a25.360.938.4
Robbery0n/a0.044.573.9
Assault6n/a151.7365.1279.7
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)177478388
Burglary6n/a151.7233.1314.2
Theft23n/a581.5943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0184.5246.0
Property crime29n/a (estimate)7331,3611,958

Key findings

  • Portland crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Portland are 54% lower than the national average
  • In Portland you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Portland is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Portland has decreased by 38%

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      Daily Crime In Portland (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Portland for every 100,000 residents. The Portland total amount of daily crime is 2.02 times less than the Michigan average and 2.58 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Portland, is 2.70 times less than the Michigan average, and it is 2.19 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Portland has a daily crime average that is 1.86 times less than the Michigan average and 2.67 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Portland (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Portland in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Portland safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Portland being safer than 58% of cities in Michigan and 67% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Michigan cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Portland. In conclusion, Portland ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portland is 1 in 566
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portland is 1 in 137
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Portland is 1 in 110
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Portland, Michigan? If you reside in Portland, then there is a 1 in 566 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 137. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 110 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Portland.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Portland, Michigan (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Portland has decreased by 37%, the amount of property crime in Portland has decreased by 39%, and the total amount of crime in Portland has decreased by 38% year over year.

      Portland police department

      ItemPortlandMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)610,515558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
      There are a total of 6 Portland police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.4% less than the Michigan average and 52.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Michigan

      StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
      Michigan40,460414266
      There are a total of 40,460 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 414 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 56% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wacousta, MI1,425104297401
      Fowler, MI1,161169480649
      Lake Odessa, MI2,066245587832
      Grand Ledge, MI7,794114822936
      Ionia, MI11,3961529591,112
      Waverly, MI24,6174301,2261,656
      Westphalia, MI9954641,3201,784
      Portland, MI3,920177733910

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Connerton, FL3,920173798971
      East Merrimack, NH3,92082620703
      Kittanning, PA3,9201633,9274,090
      Romeo, MI3,919111360471
      Watonga, OK3,9216382,0572,695
      Portland, MI3,920177733910
      Source: The Portland, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.