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Neighborhood Crime Statistics

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Neighborhood Crime Statistics

Introduction

Welcome to CrimeStats and the Portland Police Bureau neighborhood crime statistics information page.  CrimeStats is a new on-line service that makes it easy for users to view and compare neighborhood crime statistics in Portland . 

Note:  CrimeStats sorts and compares neighborhood crime data.  CrimeStats does not map crime.  To map reported crimes that have occurred around a specific address in Portland, please use CrimeMapper .

Using CrimeStats

Step One:

Select a neighborhood, coalition, precinct or geographical area of the city.  You can make multiple selections within each category. 

Tip: If you do not know which neighborhood association you belong to, you can search for your neighborhood by entering your address in the search window under the search tab.  You can also refer to the Neighborhood Association map used by the Portland Police Bureau (PDF) as a guide. 

Step Two:

Select the type of crime.  By default all crimes are selected.  Check or uncheck boxes to select different crimes.  CrimeStats has 26 crime categories available to search. 

Tip: If you have selected a large number of crimes, select “Group crime by part”, it will make it easier to view and print the crime statistics report. 

Step Three:

Select a date range, month or week.  By default the most current month is selected.  Weeks are Sunday through Saturday.  Multiple date ranges can be added by using the “add” link.  Adding multiple month ranges will compare different months, or month-to-month ranges with different years.  To delete a month range, use the “del ” link. The CrimeStats database contains five years of data.   

Tip: When selecting a date range be sure the start date is before the end date, example: 1/2007 – 2/2007. 

Once you display the crime statistics for the area(s) selected, you have the option of exporting the information to a spreadsheet file to do additional analysis.

About Portland’s Neighborhood Network

The communities of Portland are organized into a city-wide network of independent, community-based neighborhood associations.  The Police Bureau uses the neighborhood association as the primary geographical area for reporting crime in Portland .  The Police Bureau reports crime for 96 neighborhood associations.

Most individual neighborhood associations are also grouped and represented by larger geographical boundary areas within the city.  CrimeStats can sort, aggregate and compare crime for each of the following additional boundary areas:

  • District coalition - Neighborhood associations are grouped into a network of seven district coalitions.  Note: Not all neighborhoods are affiliated or represented by a district coalition.
  • Police precinct – All neighborhood associations are grouped into five police precincts; Central, North, Northeast, East, and Southeast.
  • Geographical region – All neighborhood associations are grouped into nine geographical regions of the city.

Note: For ease of use, each boundary area is represented by a tab.  Individual neighborhoods are displayed under each boundary area for users to easily identify which neighborhoods are represented within that area.  Individual neighborhoods within these larger boundary areas are not selectable and cannot be changed.  Example: By selecting Central precinct, CrimeStats will combine and report the results for all neighborhoods located within the Central precinct boundary.  To select and compare different neighborhood combinations, use the neighborhood tab.

To learn more about Portland’s network of neighborhood associations, please visit the Office of Neighborhood Involvement website.

Neighborhood Boundary Information

CrimeStats uses the most current Portland Police Bureau neighborhood boundary information available.  Some neighborhood names and boundaries have changed over time, new neighborhood associations have been added, and some neighborhoods have sub-divided or aligned with different district coalitions.

Note: Click here to view 1996-2007 archive data.  This data was created using the neighborhood names and boundary information in use at the time these files were created.

For crime reporting purposes, the Police Bureau uses neighborhood association boundaries that do not overlap.  These boundaries differ from the neighborhood association boundaries that are used by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

About the Crime Statistics Database

The crime data are reported crimes to the Portland Police Bureau. Reported crimes are not arrests, but rather crime offenses.  Part I and Part II refer to categories used nationwide by law enforcement agencies to group the major crimes.

Crimes that were later determined to be unfounded are not counted.  For example, an individual reports their car stolen and makes a police report.  However, later they discover that a family member had actually driven the car to a friend’s house.  When they make this second police report, the status of the original police report is then changed to unfounded.

The crime data represents the number of crimes reported for a particular month or week.  The date the crime is reported to the police determines what month or week the crime is counted.

The CrimeStats database contains five years of data.  Data is refreshed monthly on the 15th of each month.  As new data is added, the oldest data is removed.  This process keeps the database updated with the most recent five years of data available. 

Crime Definitions

Click here to view definitions of each of crime

Tip: After you have created a report in CrimeStats, you can click on the crime category to view the crime definition.

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Questions and Comments

If you have questions or comments about CrimeStats, please contact us at:

503-823-0283

 

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