Total crime 64%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 76%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCenter/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,0584,093 (estimate)5,7483,0152,489
Violent crime3,606388 (estimate)545284379
Vehicle theft6,432n/a971.4360.0219.9
Property crime34,4523,705 (estimate)5,2032,7312,110

Key findings

  • Center crime rates are 64% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Center are 2% higher than the national average
  • In Center you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Center is safer than 55% of the cities in Oregon
  • Year over year crime in Portland has decreased by 4%

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The Center crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Center as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Center crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Center (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Center

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Center is 1 in 258
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Center is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Center is 1 in 25

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

      Portland police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,1955,156
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.02.2

      Sex offenders in Oregon

      StateTotal offendersOregon /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Stafford, OR1,94540383423
      Durham, OR1,41742407450
      West Linn, OR26,24270857927
      Camas, WA21,39341906947
      Raleigh Hills, OR6,04692888980
      Fern Prairie, WA2,4531019181,018
      West Haven-Sylvan, OR8,1311009581,058
      Portland, OR620,5895455,2035,748

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8594,3116,170
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0157224,0924,814
      Las Vegas, NV613,2955312,7723,303
      Louisville, KY611,5736873,8914,578
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,3322,5553,887
      Portland, OR620,5895455,2035,748
      Source: The Center, Portland, OR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.