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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Dashboard Overview

Dashboard Overview

The Business Districts Crime Summary Dashboard is an interactive data visualization of crimes that are reported to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) within business district boundaries.

The dashboard includes select crimes of interest to the Business Districts, which means it does not include all crimes reported to PPB. For official and comprehensive Portland crime statistics, use the Monthly Neighborhood Offense Statistics Report, which reports all National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Group A offenses since May 2015. For more information on NIBRS, click here.

The crime statistics in the report are presented in customized categories to better highlight crimes of interest to the Business Districts. These categories differ from official Group A offense reporting. For example, Group A offenses include assault statistics. This report presents the three offenses that make up assaults in two categories: aggravated and simple assault/intimidation. The report also includes additional NIBRS offense types that are not part of Group A offense reporting. These include disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, and trespass of real property. Additional crimes not part of NIBRS offense reporting include reckless driving and hit & run. Definitions of the crime categories can be found below.

Crimes that occur outside of the business district boundaries are not included. Due to overlapping boundaries of some business districts, crime statistics are provided for an individual district only and comparisons cannot be made between other districts. Cases deemed sensitive due to the nature of the crime, victim, victim/offender relationship, or investigative status may contain data that cannot be shared at this time. Specific location information for sensitive cases are not included in the frequency map but figures are included in the crime counts by category and month.

Business Districts boundaries are maintained by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and will be reviewed and updated annually as changes from the bureau are made available.

This dashboard is updated approximately 30 days after the end of the month.

Crime Type Definitions

Person Crimes Crimes where the victim is always an individual.
Aggravated Assault An unlawful attack by one person on another involving a weapon and/or severe injury to the victim.
Murder / Negligent Manslaughter Includes willful murder and negligent homicide with a weapon.
Negligent Manslaughter-Vehicle Includes negligent homicide with a vehicle.
Sex Offenses Any forcible sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Includes rape, sexual assault with an object, sodomy, and fondling.
Simple Assault / Intimidation Includes the assault offenses of simple assault and intimidation
Property Crimes where damage has occurred to property or whose object is to obtain money, property, or some other benefit.
Arson  To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.
Burglary  The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a theft.
Car Prowl  Includes the larceny offenses of theft from a motor vehicle and theft of a car part or accessory.
Embezzlement  The unlawful misappropriation by an offender to their own use or purpose of money, property, or some other thing of value entrusted to their care, custody, or control.
Motor Vehicle Theft  The theft of a motor vehicle.
Other Larceny  Includes the larceny offenses of purse snatching, pocket-picking, theft from coin op machines, and all other larceny.
Robbery  To take or attempt to take anything of value from the control, custody, or care of another person by force or intimidation.
Shoplifting  The theft of goods or merchandise exposed for sale by someone other than an employee.
Theft From Building  A theft from within a building which is either open to the general public or where the offender has legal access.
Vandalism  To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
Other Crimes including those categorized as crimes against society, NIBRS Group B  offenses, and those affecting the safety of the general environment and roads.
Disorderly Conduct  Any behavior that tends to disturb the public peace.
Driving Under the Influence  Driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired as the result of drugs or alcohol.
Drug / Narcotic Offenses  The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.
Hit & Run  Failure to perform duties of driver (hit and run).
Reckless Driving  Reckless driving.
Trespass of Real Property  To unlawfully enter land, a dwelling, or other real property with no intent to commit a felony or theft.
Weapons Law Violations  The violation of laws or ordinances regulating weapons.