FBI: Oregon property crimes spike in 2012

FBI: Oregon property crimes spike in 2012

FBI: Oregon property crimes spike in 2012

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 3:40 PM

PORTLAND -- Violent crime in Oregon decreased slightly last year but property crime was on the rise, according to the annual Crime in the United States report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday.

The report showed the rate of violent crime in Oregon cities decreased by 0.7 percent from 2011 to 2012 but property crime increased 2.3 percent, according to Beth Anne Steele, spokeswoman for the FBI.

Twenty people were murdered in Portland last year, the same as the year before. The number of robberies, assaults and burglaries increased, but there were fewer rapes.

Gresham saw spikes in every category of crime.

Violent crimes in Washington remained about the same but property crime increased by more than 2 percent.

Nationally, violent crime increased 0.7 percent and property crime dropped by 0.9 percent.

To view the full report, click here.

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