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Crime Report for Portland,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Portland, is 2.7 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Portland Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Portland, has a violent crime rate of 189 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 695 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Portland 189
MI 695
National 676

Portland, is in the 53% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 48% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 53% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Portland, or said another way, 47% of cities in have crime rates higher than Portland.


  Review crime rate data for Portland,

Crime Portland MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 189.3 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 27.1 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 27.1 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 135.2 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 1839.3 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 135.2 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 1677.0 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 27.1 505.2 382.3
Arson 27.1 36.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Portland, has a property crime rate of 1839.3 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3491.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Portland 1839.3
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Portland Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 31
National Percentile Rank - 36