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Safest Places to Live in Oregon 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Lake Oswego39557200,51
2Umatilla716240,56
3Molalla932270,75
4Toledo362530,83
5Mount Angel355930,84
6West Linn26934240,89
7La Grande13186120,91
8Hubbard354941,13
9Silverton10477121,15
10Hood River776791,16
11Florence9016111,22
12Monmouth10457131,24
13Independence10280131,26
14Aumsville418661,43
15St. Helens13800211,52
16Newberg-Dundee27122421,55
17Corvallis58491941,61
18Sweet Home9712161,65
19Bend974031621,66
20Talent6556111,68
21Forest Grove24560421,71
22Milwaukie20873361,72
23Scappoose7345131,77
24Ashland21269381,79
25Madras6919131,88
26Central Point18402351,90
27Beaverton986161891,92
28Baker City9779191,94
29Reedsport411781,94
30Phoenix459791,96

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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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Yamhill117500,00
2Gearhart161300,00
3Cannon Beach173300,00
4Rainier199200,00
5Carlton216810,46
6Rogue River231820,86
7Turner213120,94
8Gervais274241,46
9Banks203131,48
10Manzanita65911,52
11Vernonia225162,67
12Jacksonville291082,75
13Rockaway Beach141453,54
14Coburg111743,58
15North Plains2190115,02

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Umatilla716240,56
2Molalla932270,75
3Toledo362530,83
4Mount Angel355930,84
5Hubbard354941,13
6Hood River776791,16
7Florence9016111,22
8Aumsville418661,43
9Sweet Home9712161,65
10Talent6556111,68
11Scappoose7345131,77
12Madras6919131,88
13Baker City9779191,94
14Reedsport411781,94
15Phoenix459791,96
16King City401481,99
17Myrtle Creek348372,01
18Philomath4787102,09
19Eagle Point9236202,17
20Stayton8195192,32
21Winston5463142,56
22Coquille3909112,81
23North Bend9705292,99
24Sutherlin8052253,10
25Milton-Freewater7021253,56
26Warrenton5688244,22
27Tillamook5295234,34
28Brookings6453314,80
29Lincoln City8998576,33

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1West Linn26934240,89
2La Grande13186120,91
3Silverton10477121,15
4Monmouth10457131,24
5Independence10280131,26
6St. Helens13800211,52
7Newberg-Dundee27122421,55
8Forest Grove24560421,71
9Milwaukie20873361,72
10Ashland21269381,79
11Central Point18402351,90
12The Dalles15740332,10
13Tualatin27671602,17
14Hermiston17517422,40
15Canby17914452,51
16Cornelius12580322,54
17Roseburg22366582,59
18Cottage Grove10241272,64
19Pendleton16681442,64
20Dallas16561452,72
21Newport10684302,81
22Coos Bay16343462,81
23Klamath Falls22242914,09
24Prineville10184434,22
25Woodburn260311114,26
26Ontario10958565,11

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Lake Oswego39557200,51
2Corvallis58491941,61
3Bend974031621,66
4Beaverton986161891,92
5Tigard538801142,12
6Keizer39727852,14
7Redmond30597732,39
8McMinnville34669842,42
9Hillsboro1091212872,63
10Springfield627861822,90
11Grants Pass378141353,57
12Oregon City369181343,63
13Eugene1707716613,87
14Salem1720227194,18
15Gresham1117974724,22
16Medford828004034,87
17Portland65726034185,20

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.

Thank you!

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