(PRWEB) May 18, 2012
The latest report from HomeSecurityGuru.com details Q1 Portland crime statistics. The information was compiled utilizing both local data provided by the Portland Police Department and federal resources such as the FBI Uniform Crime Report. The 2012 Q1 Portland crime statistics are preliminary, however they do provide insight into how crime rates may possibly trend this year when compared to 2011 statistics.
The Portland crime report examines violent crime as well as property crime within the city boundaries.
Q1 2012 - 8 / Q1 2011 - 9
Q1 2012 - 534 / Q1 2011 - 502
Q1 2012 - 284 / Q1 2011 - 266
Q1 2012 - 61 / Q1 2011 - 52
Q1 2012 - 1,423 / Q1 2011 - 1,204
Q1 2012 - 992 / Q1 2011 - 1,017
Theft from Vehicle
Q1 2012 - 3,423 / Q1 2011 - 2,893
Q1 2012 - 3,592 / Q1 2011 - 3,188
Q1 2012 - 77 / Q1 2011 - 66
This year has seen a rise in crime during the first quarter compared to the same time period in 2011. This is a trend that spans nearly every type of crime with the exception of Vehicle Theft and Homicide. The largest rise was seen in Theft from Vehicle, Arson and Larceny.
The city of Portland is broken up into 9 areas. When analyzing crime rates at the area level researchers found that many segments had very similar crime rates, while others were dramatically higher. Below is a list of Portland areas organized from highest to lowest crime rates.
- East Portland – 2,597
- Inner Southeast - 1,783
- Inner Northeast - 1,296
- North – 1,150
- Northwest – 837
- Downtown – 808
- Outer Southeast – 789
- Central Northeast – 657
- Southwest - 477
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