Safest Places to Live in Oregon of February 2024

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Oregon is located on the West Coast of the United States, in the Pacific Northwest region. With over 4 million residents, it is the 27th most populous state in the US. Oregon’s capital is Salem, while the most populous city is Portland. Portland is home to over 630,000 people.

When it comes to geographical diversity, Oregon is definitely of the top contestants among the US states. It has volcanoes, rivers, lakes (Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the country), amazing evergreen and mixed forests, shrublands, high desert, and the Pacific coastline.

Oregon’s economy is diverse, including agriculture, fishing, timber production, technology, and of course, Nike. Cycling is prevalent in Oregon, and there are numerous bike paths where you can enjoy riding your bike.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Oregon of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lake Oswego39 888240,60
2Sherwood19 865120,60
3West Linn26 962190,70
4Molalla9 32890,96
5La Grande13 294141,05
6Umatilla7 20281,11
7Newberg-Dundee27 378331,21
8Albany54 993701,27
9Ashland21 415291,35
10Talent6 60491,36

Crime Score in All Cities in Oregon of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Oregon cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Gearhart1 61200,00
2Cannon Beach1 75600,00
3Banks2 05510,49
4Columbia City2 04810,49
5Hines1 54910,65
6Sunriver1 39310,72
7Gervais2 78320,72
8Vernonia2 28820,87
9Carlton2 20620,91
10Rainier2 01720,99
11Jacksonville2 91931,03
12North Plains2 22631,35
13Stanfield2 09462,87
14Rogue River2 36572,96
15Pilot Rock1 51053,31
16Coburg1 15643,46
17Rockaway Beach1 41564,24
18Burns2 781134,67

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1King City4 07210,25
2Toledo3 64810,27
3Molalla9 32890,96
4Mount Angel3 62141,10
5Umatilla7 20281,11
6Myrtle Creek3 50841,14
7Talent6 60491,36
8Scappoose7 592111,45
9North Bend9 775161,64
10Hood River7 876131,65
11Eagle Point9 530161,68
12Winston5 515101,81
13Florence9 183171,85
14Stayton8 318161,92
15Hubbard3 59871,95
16Milton-Freewater7 051141,99
17Baker City9 750222,26
18Sutherlin8 136242,95
19Madras7 028212,99
20Phoenix4 627153,24
21Warrenton5 772213,64
22Boardman3 425133,80
23Reedsport4 123163,88
24Coquille3 933194,83

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sherwood19 865120,60
2West Linn26 962190,70
3La Grande13 294141,05
4Newberg-Dundee27 378331,21
5Ashland21 415291,35
6Monmouth10 630151,41
7Silverton10 831161,48
8Central Point18 753311,65
9Lebanon17 304291,68
10The Dalles15 752281,78
11Canby17 962321,78
12Independence10 367191,83
13Gladstone12 340241,94
14Forest Grove25 063522,07
15Tualatin27 788632,27
16Hermiston17 780472,64
17Cornelius12 827352,73
18Dallas16 983482,83
19St. Helens13 900412,95
20Pendleton16 796543,22
21Roseburg23 447783,33
22Woodburn26 338903,42
23Newport10 772373,43
24Prineville10 479383,63
25Coos Bay16 471764,61
26Klamath Falls22 4471054,68
27Ontario11 044827,42
28Astoria10 040757,47

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lake Oswego39 888240,60
2Albany54 993701,27
3Keizer40 109611,52
4Bend100 5881541,53
5McMinnville34 935691,98
6Tigard55 6211192,14
7Beaverton100 1302172,17
8Redmond31 558712,25
9Hillsboro110 5492742,48
10Oregon City37 7231072,84
11Springfield63 4381903,00
12Grants Pass38 4751213,14
13Salem175 8676703,81
14Eugene173 1836753,90
15Gresham110 6924904,43
16Portland662 1143 6065,45

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

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