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Oregon Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Oregon. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Oregon compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Oregon, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,630,187 total crimes reported in Oregon (107,965 of them violent). Of the 163,019 crimes that occur a year in Oregon, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oregon every 3 minutes. This includes 793 murders, 12,290 rapes, and more than one million thefts (including 156,057 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Oregon for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Oregon decreased by 24 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 28 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Oregon. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and forty-three thousand for Oregon in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oregon (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Oregon (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Oregon law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Oregon conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.