Annual Crime In Portland (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime39,302n/a (estimate)5,9803,1802,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder25n/a3.82.05.0
Rape438n/a66.647.142.6
Robbery1,056n/a160.760.886.2
Assault1,899n/a288.9175.6246.8
Violent crime3,418n/a (estimate)520286381
Burglary4,444n/a676.1389.1376.0
Theft24,508n/a3,728.82,109.91,594.6
Vehicle theft6,932n/a1,054.7395.1228.9
Property crime35,884n/a (estimate)5,4602,8942,200

Key findings

  • Portland crime rates are 132% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Portland are 37% higher than the national average
  • In Portland you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Portland is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Portland has increased by 6%

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Compare Portland, OR Crime To Other Cities

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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 1.88 times more than the Oregon average and 2.32 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Portland, is 1.82 times more than the Oregon average, and it is 1.37 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Portland has a daily crime average that is 1.89 times more than the Oregon average and 2.48 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Portland (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Portland in comparison to other Oregon communities and all other areas throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Portland being safer than 1% of cities in Oregon and 9% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Oregon 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 below 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 193
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portland is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Portland is 1 in 17
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Portland, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 193. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 19 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Portland is 1 in 17.

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

      A good indicator of whether Portland 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 Portland has increased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Portland has increased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Portland has increased by 6% year over year.

      Portland police department

      ItemPortlandOregonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,1955,156558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
      There are a total of 1,195 Portland police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% less than the Oregon average and 38.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Oregon

      StateTotal offendersOregon /100KNational /100K
      Oregon88324266
      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, OR1,94540406446
      Durham, OR1,41743432474
      Meadow Glade, WA2,74489842931
      West Linn, OR26,24289869958
      Camas, WA21,39380918997
      Raleigh Hills, OR6,046939411,034
      Fern Prairie, WA2,4531071,0081,115
      Portland, OR620,5895205,4605,980

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0158674,0284,895
      Las Vegas, NV613,2956052,8383,443
      Louisville, KY611,5732502,3152,565
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,4132,9724,385
      Portland, OR620,5895205,4605,980
      Source: The Portland, OR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.