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Salem, Oregon, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 51. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Salem, Oregon, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 55. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 43.5.

  CRIMESalem, OregonUnited States
  Violent Crime  51.141.4
  Property Crime  5543.5


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The crime is a shame and homeless is over the top!
I live in Salem back in 85 to 87 also I was born there. The drugs were bad also the homeless was everywhere in the parks. I could just imagine how it is now. It is a... (read more)
I lived in Salem for over 2 years and I will say that Salem has a very serious problem with meth. I know that "meth is everywhere," however, you see more people in... (read more)
cops are crooked
as long as you don't get to know them in any way you are safe. i went from being a victume to being a criminal and don't even know how be careful of the... (read more)
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Don't like Salem? Consider
I agree with the point that Salem is not for everyone but it could be worse. Not just worse, a lot worse. I've lived in Arizona all my life. That said, let me tell... (read more)
Someone on this site commented that they didn't understand why there were so many prisons in Salem. I had a business in the Salem (outlying area) and knowing what I know... (read more)
re: Salem Rocks! - 12/24/2010
Reading some of these replies, I wonder which Salem they live in, because we've been here for about six years and love it. There may be a meth problem, but tell me one... (read more)
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