Salem, OR Arrest Records

Salem, OR is among the safest cities in the USA with 3.20 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 78th safest city in Oregon among the 92 cities.
Salem, OR property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 40.00 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 5,114 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 2.07% compared to 2015.

Salem Crime Rate

Total arrests in Salem 2016 decreased by 0.14% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 537 to 533 while non-violent crime decreased by 0.09% from 6,667 to 6,661.

5 Crimes In Salem, OR in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 5,114
Burglary 907
Motor vehicle theft 640
Aggravated assault 360
Robbery 128

Other Cities in Oregon with the Most Arrests

Among the 92 cities in state the most dangerous is Portland with 3,163 violent crimes that’s 40.46% of total of 7,817. Seaside has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 39 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Seaside 76.72
Medford 75.44
Ontario 69.66
Roseburg 62.77
John Day 59.99

Safest Cities in Oregon

Are you planning a move to Oregon? Here are the safest cities in Oregon with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Salem is 1 out of 327 up by 0.21% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Warrenton and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Vernonia.

City Arrests
Carlton 5.29
Junction City 5.39
Vernonia 7.01
Gaston 7.16
Brookings 8.15

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Salem decreased by 0.74% from 2015 and increased by 2.7% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 519 to 533. In 2016 violent crime rate in Salem was 31.79% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.32%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Salem decreased by 0.09% from 2015 and increased by 11.76% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 5,960 to 6,661. In 2016 property crime rate in Salem was 40.74% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4%.

How Salem stands up against other cities

Salem vs. Eugene

You’ll be in more risk in Salem compared to Eugene that had 2.87% lower crime rate compared to Salem according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0420 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0364 in Eugene city.
Arson rates of 0.1682 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.4367 in Eugene.

Salem vs. Gresham

You’ll be in more risk in Salem compared to Gresham that had 27.57% lower crime rate compared to Salem according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Gresham city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 3.8437 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 7.2921 in Gresham.

Names with the most arrests in Salem

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 35.48% are people aged between 41-50. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among white population of the city.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 0.3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 11.84 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is more violent than Eugene.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Salem have decreased by 0.14%.