Safest Places to Live in Oregon 2020

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Last Update: June 7, 2020 Living

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

When it comes to geographical diversity, Oregon is definitely in 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.

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

From 2016 to 2017, violent crime increased by 6.3%, which was a 4.8% increase per 100,000 residents of Oregon.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Oregon 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Lake Oswego 39557 20 0,51
2 Umatilla 7162 4 0,56
3 Molalla 9322 7 0,75
4 Toledo 3625 3 0,83
5 Mount Angel 3559 3 0,84
6 West Linn 26934 24 0,89
7 La Grande 13186 12 0,91
8 Hubbard 3549 4 1,13
9 Silverton 10477 12 1,15
10 Hood River 7767 9 1,16
11 Florence 9016 11 1,22
12 Monmouth 10457 13 1,24
13 Independence 10280 13 1,26
14 Aumsville 4186 6 1,43
15 St. Helens 13800 21 1,52
16 Newberg-Dundee 27122 42 1,55
17 Corvallis 58491 94 1,61
18 Sweet Home 9712 16 1,65
19 Bend 97403 162 1,66
20 Talent 6556 11 1,68
21 Forest Grove 24560 42 1,71
22 Milwaukie 20873 36 1,72
23 Scappoose 7345 13 1,77
24 Ashland 21269 38 1,79
25 Madras 6919 13 1,88
26 Central Point 18402 35 1,90
27 Beaverton 98616 189 1,92
28 Baker City 9779 19 1,94
29 Reedsport 4117 8 1,94
30 Phoenix 4597 9 1,96

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Crime Score in All Cities in Oregon 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Oregon cities.

It is obvious that 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
1 Yamhill 1175 0 0,00
2 Gearhart 1613 0 0,00
3 Cannon Beach 1733 0 0,00
4 Rainier 1992 0 0,00
5 Carlton 2168 1 0,46
6 Rogue River 2318 2 0,86
7 Turner 2131 2 0,94
8 Gervais 2742 4 1,46
9 Banks 2031 3 1,48
10 Manzanita 659 1 1,52
11 Vernonia 2251 6 2,67
12 Jacksonville 2910 8 2,75
13 Rockaway Beach 1414 5 3,54
14 Coburg 1117 4 3,58
15 North Plains 2190 11 5,02

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Umatilla 7162 4 0,56
2 Molalla 9322 7 0,75
3 Toledo 3625 3 0,83
4 Mount Angel 3559 3 0,84
5 Hubbard 3549 4 1,13
6 Hood River 7767 9 1,16
7 Florence 9016 11 1,22
8 Aumsville 4186 6 1,43
9 Sweet Home 9712 16 1,65
10 Talent 6556 11 1,68
11 Scappoose 7345 13 1,77
12 Madras 6919 13 1,88
13 Baker City 9779 19 1,94
14 Reedsport 4117 8 1,94
15 Phoenix 4597 9 1,96
16 King City 4014 8 1,99
17 Myrtle Creek 3483 7 2,01
18 Philomath 4787 10 2,09
19 Eagle Point 9236 20 2,17
20 Stayton 8195 19 2,32
21 Winston 5463 14 2,56
22 Coquille 3909 11 2,81
23 North Bend 9705 29 2,99
24 Sutherlin 8052 25 3,10
25 Milton-Freewater 7021 25 3,56
26 Warrenton 5688 24 4,22
27 Tillamook 5295 23 4,34
28 Brookings 6453 31 4,80
29 Lincoln City 8998 57 6,33

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 West Linn 26934 24 0,89
2 La Grande 13186 12 0,91
3 Silverton 10477 12 1,15
4 Monmouth 10457 13 1,24
5 Independence 10280 13 1,26
6 St. Helens 13800 21 1,52
7 Newberg-Dundee 27122 42 1,55
8 Forest Grove 24560 42 1,71
9 Milwaukie 20873 36 1,72
10 Ashland 21269 38 1,79
11 Central Point 18402 35 1,90
12 The Dalles 15740 33 2,10
13 Tualatin 27671 60 2,17
14 Hermiston 17517 42 2,40
15 Canby 17914 45 2,51
16 Cornelius 12580 32 2,54
17 Roseburg 22366 58 2,59
18 Cottage Grove 10241 27 2,64
19 Pendleton 16681 44 2,64
20 Dallas 16561 45 2,72
21 Newport 10684 30 2,81
22 Coos Bay 16343 46 2,81
23 Klamath Falls 22242 91 4,09
24 Prineville 10184 43 4,22
25 Woodburn 26031 111 4,26
26 Ontario 10958 56 5,11

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Lake Oswego 39557 20 0,51
2 Corvallis 58491 94 1,61
3 Bend 97403 162 1,66
4 Beaverton 98616 189 1,92
5 Tigard 53880 114 2,12
6 Keizer 39727 85 2,14
7 Redmond 30597 73 2,39
8 McMinnville 34669 84 2,42
9 Hillsboro 109121 287 2,63
10 Springfield 62786 182 2,90
11 Grants Pass 37814 135 3,57
12 Oregon City 36918 134 3,63
13 Eugene 170771 661 3,87
14 Salem 172022 719 4,18
15 Gresham 111797 472 4,22
16 Medford 82800 403 4,87
17 Portland 657260 3418 5,20

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?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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