Oregon’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Located in the Pacific Northwest and bordering California, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, and the Pacific Ocean, Oregon is an interesting mix of city and nature. Its largest cities include Portland, Salem, Eugene, Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Grasham, with Salem being the state’s capital. With a Gross Domestic Product of $198.7 million, according to the United States Department of Commerce, the state’s main industries include agriculture, timber, tourism, paper products and even Christmas trees! That’s not super surprising, considering Oregon’s natural wonders. It has Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in the country and Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the country at 1949 feet deep! Make sure you’re a confident swimmer before going in either body of water.

Whether you’re moving to Oregon or just visiting, here are some sights that you can’t afford to miss:

  • Crater Lake National Park: With a caldera lake and a beautiful ledge, this park has over 183,000 acres of gorgeous nature.
  • Multnomah Falls: This cascading waterfall is over 600 feet tall, an amazing sight on your hike.
  • Timberline Lodge and Ski Area: For those that like to ski and swim alike, stay in this 1930s-era lodge with delicious dining options.

Oregon’s safest city is Junction City, an area in Lane County. With a population just over 6,000 people, this city saw only .32 violent crimes and 1.94 property crimes for every 1,000 residents, which is pretty incredible. It’s even more impressive when you see that both of these crimes are on the decline! Whether you’re passing through or settling down to raise a family, Junction City is an area that you can feel safe and secure.

2.818

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

4.137
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
29.865

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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Junction City, Oregon
Junction Ci.
Safety Score: 90.7

Junction City, OR

Population 6,174
Median Income 49,293
Households 2,139
Violent Crime 0.32
Violent Crime -0.19
Property Crimes 1.94
Property Crime -2.95

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Umatilla, Oregon
Umatilla
Safety Score: 87.94

Umatilla, OR

Population 7,009
Median Income 38,796
Households 1,762
Violent Crime 1.14
Violent Crime -0.43
Property Crimes 5.14
Property Crime -1.55

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Lake Oswego
Safety Score: 83.98

Lake Oswego, OR

Population 39,318
Median Income 93,993
Households 16,293
Violent Crime 0.38
Violent Crime -0.42
Property Crimes 11.5
Property Crime 0.02

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Sherwood, Oregon
Sherwood
Safety Score: 83.56

Sherwood, OR

Population 19,473
Median Income 95,309
Households 6,479
Violent Crime 0.82
Violent Crime +0.15
Property Crimes 11.71
Property Crime 0.42

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Scappoose, Oregon
Scappoose
Safety Score: 83.01

Scappoose, OR

Population 7,236
Median Income 71,780
Households 2,618
Violent Crime 1.38
Violent Crime -0.33
Property Crimes 11.47
Property Crime 2.76

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Newberg-Dundee, Oregon
Newberg-Dun.
Safety Score: 82.36

Newberg-Dundee, OR

Population 26,769
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 1.42
Violent Crime +0.16
Property Crimes 0
Property Crime -16.97

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Monmouth, Oregon
Monmouth
Safety Score: 82.32

Monmouth, OR

Population 10,282
Median Income 36,748
Households 3,382
Violent Crime 1.26
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 12.94
Property Crime -6.7

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Canby, Oregon
Canby
Safety Score: 82.1

Canby, OR

Population 17,823
Median Income 66,220
Households 6,264
Violent Crime 1.57
Violent Crime +0.36
Property Crimes 12.68
Property Crime 2.39

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Independence, Oregon
Independenc.
Safety Score: 79.55

Independence, OR

Population 9,854
Median Income 48,283
Households 3,323
Violent Crime 2.84
Violent Crime +0.49
Property Crimes 14.71
Property Crime -4.53

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Brookings, Oregon
Brookings
Safety Score: 79.42

Brookings, OR

Population 6,560
Median Income 42,794
Households 2,762
Violent Crime 3.35
Violent Crime +2.89
Property Crimes 15.09
Property Crime 7.4

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Beaverton, Oregon
Beaverton
Safety Score: 78.58

Beaverton, OR

Population 98,897
Median Income 64,619
Households 38,855
Violent Crime 1.74
Violent Crime +0.38
Property Crimes 17.8
Property Crime 3.47

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Talent, Oregon
Talent
Safety Score: 78.22

Talent, OR

Population 6,558
Median Income 31,484
Households 2,959
Violent Crime 1.68
Violent Crime -2.48
Property Crimes 18.3
Property Crime 1.49

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St. Helens, Oregon
St. Helens
Safety Score: 78.1

St. Helens, OR

Population 13,611
Median Income 45,789
Households 4,889
Violent Crime 1.62
Violent Crime -1.26
Property Crimes 18.07
Property Crime -6.73

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Forest Grove, Oregon
Forest Grov.
Safety Score: 77.83

Forest Grove, OR

Population 24,520
Median Income 54,503
Households 7,955
Violent Crime 2.53
Violent Crime +0.52
Property Crimes 17.62
Property Crime -3.66

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La Grande, Oregon
La Grande
Safety Score: 76.28

La Grande, OR

Population 13,252
Median Income 40,750
Households 5,315
Violent Crime 1.36
Violent Crime -0.25
Property Crimes 21.43
Property Crime -6.19

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Bend, Oregon
Bend
Safety Score: 76.25

Bend, OR

Population 93,786
Median Income 60,563
Households 35,311
Violent Crime 1.64
Violent Crime +0.56
Property Crimes 20.9
Property Crime -1.62

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Hillsboro, Oregon
Hillsboro
Safety Score: 76.23

Hillsboro, OR

Population 107,433
Median Income 75,599
Households 37,424
Violent Crime 2.49
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 19.96
Property Crime 0.71

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Silverton, Oregon
Silverton
Safety Score: 75.87

Silverton, OR

Population 10,136
Median Income 60,603
Households 3,520
Violent Crime 1.78
Violent Crime +0.77
Property Crimes 21.51
Property Crime 2.04

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Keizer, Oregon
Keizer
Safety Score: 75.85

Keizer, OR

Population 39,397
Median Income 60,722
Households 13,958
Violent Crime 2.01
Violent Crime +0.28
Property Crimes 20.97
Property Crime 0.77

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Milwaukie, Oregon
Milwaukie
Safety Score: 75.69

Milwaukie, OR

Population 21,033
Median Income 58,911
Households 8,952
Violent Crime 1.52
Violent Crime +0.13
Property Crimes 22.58
Property Crime 1.32

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Molalla, Oregon
Molalla
Safety Score: 75.63

Molalla, OR

Population 9,245
Median Income 57,542
Households 3,265
Violent Crime 1.95
Violent Crime -0.48
Property Crimes 21.96
Property Crime -9.48

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Dallas, Oregon
Dallas
Safety Score: 75.28

Dallas, OR

Population 16,152
Median Income 54,534
Households 5,994
Violent Crime 2.91
Violent Crime +1.16
Property Crimes 20.74
Property Crime 1.01

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Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis
Safety Score: 73.38

Corvallis, OR

Population 57,576
Median Income 46,285
Households 22,379
Violent Crime 1.3
Violent Crime -0.04
Property Crimes 25.01
Property Crime -2.76

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Albany, Oregon
Albany
Safety Score: 73.15

Albany, OR

Population 53,701
Median Income 54,275
Households 20,049
Violent Crime 1.04
Violent Crime +0.22
Property Crimes 26.18
Property Crime -2.6

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McMinnville, Oregon
McMinnville
Safety Score: 73.03

McMinnville, OR

Population 35,125
Median Income 50,299
Households 12,376
Violent Crime 1.42
Violent Crime -0.22
Property Crimes 25.74
Property Crime 1.59

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Baker City, Oregon
Baker City
Safety Score: 72.75

Baker City, OR

Population 9,764
Median Income 42,006
Households 4,265
Violent Crime 1.95
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 25.6
Property Crime NAN

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Sutherlin, Oregon
Sutherlin
Safety Score: 72.54

Sutherlin, OR

Population 8,027
Median Income 37,080
Households 3,263
Violent Crime 2.37
Violent Crime +0.48
Property Crimes 25.66
Property Crime 3.09

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Central Point, Oregon
Central Poi.
Safety Score: 72.14

Central Point, OR

Population 18,525
Median Income 48,409
Households 6,948
Violent Crime 2.65
Violent Crime +0.83
Property Crimes 25.75
Property Crime -2.66

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Tigard, Oregon
Tigard
Safety Score: 71.75

Tigard, OR

Population 52,524
Median Income 70,120
Households 20,421
Violent Crime 1.92
Violent Crime -0.49
Property Crimes 27.21
Property Crime -1.6

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Hermiston, Oregon
Hermiston
Safety Score: 70.92

Hermiston, OR

Population 17,377
Median Income 50,694
Households 6,181
Violent Crime 2.7
Violent Crime +0.85
Property Crimes 27.74
Property Crime 1.41

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Tualatin, Oregon
Tualatin
Safety Score: 69.69

Tualatin, OR

Population 27,781
Median Income 72,580
Households 10,843
Violent Crime 1.44
Violent Crime -0.46
Property Crimes 30.67
Property Crime 4.25

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Milton-Freewater, Oregon
Milton-Free.
Safety Score: 69.43

Milton-Freewater, OR

Population 7,011
Median Income 37,368
Households 2,386
Violent Crime 4.28
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 27.24
Property Crime NAN

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Tillamook, Oregon
Tillamook
Safety Score: 69.39

Tillamook, OR

Population 5,214
Median Income 33,393
Households 2,041
Violent Crime 2.11
Violent Crime +1.31
Property Crimes 30.49
Property Crime 0.31

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Eagle Point, Oregon
Eagle Point
Safety Score: 68.7

Eagle Point, OR

Population 9,143
Median Income 60,806
Households 3,564
Violent Crime 2.62
Violent Crime +0.28
Property Crimes 30.73
Property Crime -8.55

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Redmond, Oregon
Redmond
Safety Score: 68.24

Redmond, OR

Population 29,870
Median Income 50,646
Households 10,862
Violent Crime 2.75
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 31.24
Property Crime -2.12

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Stayton, Oregon
Stayton
Safety Score: 67.9

Stayton, OR

Population 8,148
Median Income 49,571
Households 2,768
Violent Crime 3.31
Violent Crime +0.94
Property Crimes 31.17
Property Crime -3.21

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Gresham, Oregon
Gresham
Safety Score: 66.89

Gresham, OR

Population 112,466
Median Income 50,675
Households 39,281
Violent Crime 3.43
Violent Crime -0.37
Property Crimes 33.01
Property Crime 5.52

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Klamath Fal.
Safety Score: 66.71

Klamath Falls, OR

Population 22,436
Median Income 38,847
Households 8,891
Violent Crime 4.72
Violent Crime +1.45
Property Crimes 30.98
Property Crime -4.23

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Woodburn, Oregon
Woodburn
Safety Score: 66.26

Woodburn, OR

Population 25,848
Median Income 47,042
Households 7,909
Violent Crime 3.33
Violent Crime +0.34
Property Crimes 33.16
Property Crime 7.05

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Ashland, Oregon
Ashland
Safety Score: 65.52

Ashland, OR

Population 21,908
Median Income 50,517
Households 9,719
Violent Crime 1.87
Violent Crime -0.41
Property Crimes 35.74
Property Crime -3.66

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Madras, Oregon
Madras
Safety Score: 65.03

Madras, OR

Population 6,800
Median Income 35,485
Households 2,245
Violent Crime 3.82
Violent Crime +0.55
Property Crimes 34.12
Property Crime -1.51

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Lebanon, Oregon
Lebanon
Safety Score: 64.32

Lebanon, OR

Population 16,826
Median Income 40,195
Households 6,419
Violent Crime 2.67
Violent Crime +0.24
Property Crimes 36.91
Property Crime 2.09

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Prineville, Oregon
Prineville
Safety Score: 64.11

Prineville, OR

Population 10,053
Median Income 33,195
Households 4,165
Violent Crime 3.18
Violent Crime -2.55
Property Crimes 36.01
Property Crime 4.95

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Eugene, Oregon
Eugene
Safety Score: 62.67

Eugene, OR

Population 168,310
Median Income 47,489
Households 67,335
Violent Crime 3.87
Violent Crime +0.22
Property Crimes 37.29
Property Crime -1.02

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Sweet Home, Oregon
Sweet Home
Safety Score: 62.37

Sweet Home, OR

Population 9,500
Median Income 36,411
Households 3,686
Violent Crime 2.21
Violent Crime +1.25
Property Crimes 40.32
Property Crime -5.84

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Springfield, Oregon
Springfield
Safety Score: 62.17

Springfield, OR

Population 62,318
Median Income 41,700
Households 24,118
Violent Crime 2.71
Violent Crime -0.28
Property Crimes 39.57
Property Crime -8.79

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass
Safety Score: 60.32

Grants Pass, OR

Population 38,082
Median Income 38,544
Households 15,023
Violent Crime 2.7
Violent Crime +0.13
Property Crimes 42.72
Property Crime -11.14

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Salem, Oregon
Salem
Safety Score: 59.44

Salem, OR

Population 169,565
Median Income 51,666
Households 58,632
Violent Crime 3.78
Violent Crime +0.58
Property Crimes 42.43
Property Crime 2.43

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Astoria, Oregon
Astoria
Safety Score: 57.22

Astoria, OR

Population 9,857
Median Income 44,747
Households 4,565
Violent Crime 3.65
Violent Crime +1.99
Property Crimes 45.35
Property Crime -1.26

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North Bend, Oregon
North Bend
Safety Score: 56.23

North Bend, OR

Population 9,806
Median Income 47,574
Households 3,863
Violent Crime 0.92
Violent Crime NAN
Property Crimes 51.3
Property Crime NAN

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Florence, OR8,85733,8212.37 49.68 1.8155.82
52Lincoln City, OR8,79837,8985.46 46.83 2.8454.99
53Cottage Grove, OR10,18240,4362.95 51.07 1.5753.96
54Roseburg, OR22,50542,5072.36 56.79 1.6950.54
55Portland, OR649,40861,5325.16 56.77 1.4248.52
56Seaside, OR6,72638,68010.56 52.63 2.8246.8
57Medford, OR82,79245,3614.54 59.62 1.2646.48
58Coos Bay, OR16,34743,1733.67 -76.1 -1.3535.69

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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