PORTLAND, Ore. -

The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report for American cities on Monday.

Nationally, violent crime fell for the fifth year in a row, dropping 4.5% (per 100,000 people) in 2011. Property crime fell for the ninth year in a row, dropping by 1.3% (per 100,000 people.)

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data on specific violent crimes (murder & non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault) and specific property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft.)

In 2011, six of the seven categories saw decreases nationally; only the number of burglaries increased, and that increase was slight (0.2% per 100,000 people.)

Some highlights from cities with populations of more than 100,000 people in the Pacific Northwest include:

  • The rate of violent crime for Oregon’s cities decreased by 1.5% (per 100,000 people), and property crime increased 2.5% (per 100,000 people.)
  • The rate of violent crime for Washington’s cities decreased by 6.0% (per 100,000 people), and its property crime rate decreased by 3.4% (per 100,000 people.)
  • In Portland, there were decreases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (from 22 to 20), robberies and motor vehicle thefts. There were increases in the numbers of rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and larceny-thefts.
  • In Eugene, there were decreases in the number of rapes and motor vehicle thefts, but increases in the numbers of robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and larceny-thefts. There were no murders/non-negligent manslaughters in either 2010 or 2011.
  • In Gresham, there were decreases in the number of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (7 to 1), as well as rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults and motor vehicle thefts. There were increases in the numbers of burglaries and larceny-thefts.
  • In Salem, there were decreases in the numbers rapes and larceny-thefts. There were increases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (1 to 3), aggravated assaults and burglaries. The number of robberies and motor vehicle thefts were virtually unchanged.
  • In Vancouver, there were decreases in the numbers of rapes, aggravated assaults, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts. There were increases in the number of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (0 to 9), robberies, and burglaries.

 

The breakdown for these cities of populations of 100,000 and more is:

 

PORTLAND

 

2010

2011

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter

22

20

Forcible Rape

230

258

Robbery

1,005

917

Aggravated Assault

1,794

1,842

Burglary

4,120

4,303

Larceny-theft

21,026

22,494

Motor vehicle theft

3,245

3,225

 

 

 

 

EUGENE

 

2010

2011

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

Forcible rape

80

78

Robbery

168

177

Aggravated assault

168

205

Burglary

1,293

1,440

Larceny-theft

5,136

5,862

Motor vehicle theft

599

576

 

 

 

 

GRESHAM

 

2010

2011

 

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter

7

1

 

Forcible Rape

42

31

 

Robbery

176

172

 

Aggravated Assault

245

212

 

Burglary

674

751

 

Larceny-theft

2,714

2,943

 

Motor vehicle theft

667

617

 

 

 

 

 

SALEM

 

2010

2011

 

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter

1

3

 

Forcible Rape

48

32

 

Robbery

118

119

 

Aggravated Assault

316

365

 

Burglary

868

891

 

Larceny-theft

4,761

4,641

 

Motor vehicle theft

427

428

 

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER

 

2010

2011

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter

0

9

Forcible Rape

112

102

Robbery

173

185

Aggravated Assault

386

337

Burglary

939

950

Larceny-theft

4,682

4,629

Motor vehicle theft

923

868

As for Central Oregon cities:

Bend reported 204 violent crimes, including one murder or non-negligent manslaughter, 25 forcible rapes, 27 robberies and 151 aggravated assaults. There were 2,416 property crimes, including 365 burglaries, 1,978 larcenies and thefts, and 73 motor vehicle thefts.