At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Oregon with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Oregon with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Oregon Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Amity
    • Population 1,635, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: The name “Amity” came from the name of a school that was built by two rival communities after the amicable settlement of a dispute.
  2. Newberg-Dundee
    • Population 26,022, Burglaries 34
    • Town trivia: President Herbert Hoover’s boyhood home was in Newberg.
  3. Bandon
    • Population 3,030, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Gorse, a spiny, oily plant that catches fire easily, was introduced to Bandon by Lord George bennett from Ireland. It caused problems for the town in 1936, engulfing the town in flames and having it spread across town.
  4. Jacksonville
    • Population 2,862, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Jacksonville was home to the first Chinatown in Oregon.
  5. Umatilla
    • Population 7,026, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: On October 25, 2011. the last barrel of HD mustard agent in Oregon was finally destroyed at the Umatilla Chemical Depot.
  6. Mount Angel
    • Population 3,414, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Mt. Angel is home to the largest glockenspiel in the U.S.
  7. Hubbard
    • Population 3,231, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Major Marion Eugene Carl, Marine Corps’ first ace in WWII, was born and raised in Hubbard.
  8. Brookings
    • Population 6,428, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: On September 9, 1942, Mt. Emily, near Brookings, became the first site in the continental U.S. to suffer aerial bombardment in wartime by a Japanese floatplane.
  9. Enterprise
    • Population 1,872, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: The name Enterprise was meant to reflect ‘the policy of its inhabitants,’ a community influenced by mercantilism.
  10. John Day
    • Population 1,664, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: In 2016, leaders of the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in John Day were arrested by FBI agents and Oregon Police. One was shot and died during the arrest.

2016 Oregon Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Astoria
    • Population 9,533, Burglaries 145
    • Town trivia: Astoria was the setting for the film “The Goonies.”
  2. Lincoln City
    • Population 8,064, Burglaries 114
    • Town trivia: Lincoln City was incorporated in 1965.
  3. Nyssa
    • Population 3,142, Burglaries 44
    • Town trivia: Nyssa was incorporated in 1903.
  4. Gold Beach
    • Population 2,245, Burglaries 21
    • Town trivia: Gold Beach is the county seat of Curry County, Oregon.
  5. Burns
    • Population 2,704, Burglaries 25
    • Town trivia: Burns is home to a Country Music Jamboree, a music festival.
  6. Sweet Home
    • Population 9,108, Burglaries 76
    • Town trivia: Sweet Home’s nickname is “Gateway to the Santiam Playground.”
  7. Seaside
    • Population 6,501, Burglaries 53
    • Town trivia: Seaside celebrates an annual salt-making festival, Salt Maker’s Return.
  8. Grants Pass
    • Population 35,411, Burglaries 285
    • Town trivia: Grants Pass is a famous destination for white-water rafters.
  9. Milton-Freewater
    • Population 7,095, Burglaries 55
    • Town trivia: Milton-Freewater sponsors the creation of more than 50 chainsaw sculpture frogs around local businesses.

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