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10 Most Dangerous Cities in Oregon

What are the most dangerous cities in Oregon? To get the lowdown on the cities in Oregon that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Oregon’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were considered.

1. Ontario, OR: Oregons’s Most Dangerous City

Population: 11,348
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.23 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 75.43 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 82.66 per 1,000 residents

Ontario has a crime rate of about 82 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Ontario? One in 12.

Ontario’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #1

These statistics make Ontario the most dangerous city in Oregon.

2. Lincoln City, OR

Population: 7,969
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.02 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 45.93 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 51.95 per 1,000 residents

Lincoln City has a crime rate of about 52 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lincoln City? One in 19.

Lincoln City’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #7

3. Medford, OR

Population: 76,037
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.59 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 58.10 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 63.69 per 1,000 residents

Medford has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Medford? One in 16.

Medford’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

4. Portland, OR

Population: 598,037
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.14 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 50.96 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 56.10 per 1,000 residents

Portland has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Portland? One in 18.

Portland’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

5. Newport, OR

Population: 10,039
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 4.58 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.71 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 53.29 per 1,000 residents

Newport has a crime rate of about 53 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Newport? One in 19.

Newport’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

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