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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 32%
Property crime 17%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsNorthwest/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,0582,732 (estimate)5,7483,0152,489
Murder29n/a4.42.85.0
Rape368n/a55.642.242.6
Robbery979n/a147.954.081.6
Assault2,230n/a336.8185.5250.2
Violent crime3,606259 (estimate)545284379
Burglary4,200n/a634.3349.1340.5
Theft23,820n/a3,597.62,021.51,549.5
Vehicle theft6,432n/a971.4360.0219.9
Property crime34,4522,473 (estimate)5,2032,7312,110

Key findings

  • Northwest crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Northwest are 32% lower than the national average
  • In Northwest you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Northwest is safer than 71% of the cities in Oregon
  • Year over year crime in Portland has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Northwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northwest is 1 in 387
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northwest is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Northwest is 1 in 37

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

      Portland police department

      ItemNorthwestPortlandOregon
      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
      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, OR1,94540383423
      Durham, OR1,41742407450
      Meadow Glade, WA2,74484766850
      West Linn, OR26,24270857927
      Camas, WA21,39341906947
      Raleigh Hills, OR6,04692888980
      Scappoose, OR6,9011458561,001
      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 Northwest, 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.