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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleTualatin/100k peopleOregon/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,143n/a (estimate)4,2033,2782,324
Violent crime71n/a (estimate)261342370
Vehicle theft150n/a551.6551.5282.7
Property crime1,072n/a (estimate)3,9422,9351,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Tualatin, OR

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Tualatin is 80.8% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 71 violent crimes reported in Tualatin, equivalent to 261 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 29.4%. Additionally, Tualatin recorded 1072 property crimes, amounting to 3942 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 101.7%.

With a total of 4203 crimes per 100,000 people, the Tualatin crime rates stand at 80.84 higher than the national average. Consequently, the area grapples with one of the nation's highest total crime rates. Addressing this challenge is crucial for enhancing the safety and livability in Tualatin, making it a priority to reduce crime through community engagement, effective law enforcement, and collaborative efforts to secure a better future for residents and prospective residents.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Tualatin reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Tualatin faces some of the nation's most elevated property crime rates, recording 3942 incidents per 100,000 people. This places the city among the worst 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Regrettably, the likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Tualatin stands at 1 in 26, significantly surpassing the national average. These statistics underscore the imperative need for bolstered community safety measures to mitigate property crimes and enhance the well-being of its residents.

The surge in vehicle thefts is a concerning trend across the United States, and Tualatin is no exception, experiencing one of the nation's highest vehicle theft rates. Last year, Tualatin reported a total of 150 vehicle thefts, resulting in 552 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 182, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and security measures.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Tualatin?

AreaVibes surveyed 5 local residents in Tualatin to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 80% of people answered that there was very little crime in Tualatin and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 20% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Tualatin a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Tualatin 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. Tualatin has a total crime rate that is 81% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 3.13 daily crimes (0.19 violent daily crimes and 2.94 daily property crimes) in Tualatin.

Has Crime in Tualatin Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Tualatin has increased by 16% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Tualatin is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 5.3%, while property crime has increased by 17.8%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Tualatin.

Potential Causes for Crime in Tualatin

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Tualatin, 91% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Tualatin, there are 1.76 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Tualatin stands at $443,400, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Tualatin crime map

The Tualatin crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Tualatin 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 Tualatin crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Tualatin 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.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Tualatin crime rates are 81% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Tualatin are 29% lower than the national average
      • In Tualatin you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Tualatin is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Tualatin has increased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Tualatin (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Tualatin on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Oregon and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Tualatin (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Oregon, are 1.28 times more than the state average and 1.81 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Tualatin on a daily basis are 1.31 times less than than Oregon average and 1.42 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Tualatin are 1.34 times more than the daily state average and 2.02 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Tualatin (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Tualatin in comparison to other Oregon communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Tualatin safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Tualatin being safer than 22% of cities in Oregon and 23% 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 Tualatin. In conclusion, Tualatin ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tualatin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tualatin is 1 in 384
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tualatin is 1 in 26
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Tualatin is 1 in 24
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Tualatin, Oregon you have a 1 in 384 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Tualatin.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Tualatin, OR is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Tualatin has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Tualatin has increased by 20% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Tualatin has increased by 18% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Tualatin police department

        Item Tualatin Oregon National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)475,156558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
        There are a total of 47 Tualatin police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.7% less than the Oregon average and 46% 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
        Stafford, OR1,94048412460
        Durham, OR1,76451438489
        Hubbard, OR3,52758698756
        King City, OR4,34579892972
        Mulino, OR2,1781109451,055
        Aurora, OR9221119491,059
        Raleigh Hills, OR6,6751119541,066
        Tualatin, OR27,6012613,9424,203

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        South Laurel, MD27,5934381,8002,239
        Milton, MA27,59025492517
        Lansing, IL27,6143812,7103,090
        Morrisville, NC27,5821202,1442,264
        Converse, TX27,5823761,6682,044
        Tualatin, OR27,6012613,9424,203
        Source: The Tualatin, 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.