Crime -- Oregon, Criminal statistics -- Oregon
The violent crime rate in Oregon has not been this low since 1969, forty years ago. FBI 2009 Uniform Crime Statistics show Oregon’s crime rate continues to drop as does the nation’s. Crime rates are at the lowest levels since the 1960’s. Violent crime in Oregon dropped 2.1% from 2008 to 2009. In 2009, Oregon ranked 38th in the nation for violent crime rate.
Renauer, Brian, "Do Oregonians Know About the Crime Drop?" (2011). Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute Research Research Briefs. 5.