SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Oregon for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Oregon is well below national rates for both property and violent crime. At 1.43 incidents per 1,000 people, it came in a full three points under the national violent crime rate of 4.49. But even with such great numbers, none of the cities on our list reported zero incidents of violent crime—the lowest was 13 in Monmouth, the third-safest city.
The state’s property crime rate of 15.89 is nearly half the national rate of 27.11. Surprisingly, only four of our cities kept property crime lower than the state’s rate—and Roseburg had the most with 56.79 incidents per 1,000. But Roseburg still snagged the 16th spot thanks to its low violent crime rate of just 2.36 incidents per 1,000.
See if your Oregon town is one of the safest in the state and get all the crime and safety details in our full list below.
60% of this year’s cities were also named the safest in the state in 2018.
55% of the cities were murder-free, and the highest count of murder for any city was two in Corvallis.
Approximately 70% kept violent crime to fewer than two incidents per 1,000.
Oregon identified digital security as the most concerning issue statewide, and 27% of the respondents to our State of Safety study reported having issues with digital security in the past year.
Although digital security was the top safety concern, more than 50% of State of Safety participants expressed strong concern about violent crime. Assault by a stranger was the highest fear—55% named it a top concern compared to 50% nationwide.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 20?
See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.
Violent Crime (per 1,000)
Property Crime (per 1,000)
Find the Safest Cities in Each State
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How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.
Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more