From our SE Crime Prevention Coordinators at the Portland Police Bureau:
We are actually lucky in Portland to have many of our crime statistics dropping each year. Part of that decrease is due to neighbors getting involved in block watches, foot patrols and being aware of and reporting suspicious activity in their communities.
If you are interested in the crime statistics for your community, the Portland Police website has some links to several sites that you can browse.
CrimeMapper2 includes the last year of data and is updated monthly. There are 28 crime categories that you can search, which is helpful if there is a specific crime that you are interested in seeing the results for. CrimeMapper searches by street address or intersection. You can also sign up for a monthly email notification that is sent to you. CrimeMapper will create a map for you similar to the maps that you see at your neighborhood or business association meetings. The link to CrimeMapper is http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29830.
If you are interested in what crimes have been reported in your whole neighborhood, precinct, coalition or city you can use the CrimeStats program that can be accessed at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29831. CrimeStats is great for comparing crime rates over several months. You can choose a date, month or week range, as well as compare multiple ranges. The data is updated on the 15th of each month.
CrimeReports.com can also be accessed through the Portland Police Bureau website at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/ or directly. This website can search by address, zip code or city to find 911 calls in your community. The information is updated daily. As you know, not all 911 calls end in a police report, so this site will list calls made, not just the calls that police reports were written for. The information is limited, but will give you a good idea of the nature of the call.
We encourage you to look at all of the sites and decide for yourself what is most helpful for you. Please keep in mind that all of these sites only include information on reported crimes. If you have any further questions, donâ€™t hesitate to contact Havilah Ferschweiler at 503-823-0540 or Katherine Anderson at 503-823-3432.