Crime Information by Neighborhood
Crime Data Available
In April 2015, the Beaverton Police Department adopted a new regional Records Management System. With this new system, came a new way of reporting the crime statistics for our community.
In the past, reporting has been based on Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) statistics. These statistics are broken into Part I and Part II crimes. Part I crimes, also known as Index crimes collectively, are split into two categories - violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery. Property crimes include arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
Part II crimes include simple assault, curfew offenses and loitering, embezzlement, forgery and counterfeiting, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, drug offenses, fraud, gambling, liquor offenses, offenses again the family, prostitution, public drunkenness, runaways, sex offenses, stolen property, vandalism, vagrancy, and weapons offenses
Going forward, our reporting will be based on the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Like UCR, NIBRS reports Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property but breaks them into different categories.
The Group A category includes arson, assault (aggravated, simple, intimidation), bribery, burglary/breaking and entering, counterfeiting/forgery, destruction/damage/vandalism of property, drug/narcotic offenses, embezzlement, extortion/blackmail, fraud, gambling, homicide, kidnapping, larceny, motor vehicle theft, pornography/obscene material, prostitution, robbery, sex offenses, stolen property offenses, and weapon law violations
Group B includes information on the following - bad checks, curfew/loitering/vagrancy violations, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, drunkenness, family offenses, nonviolent, liquor law violations, Peeping Tom, runaway, trespass of real property, and all other offenses.
UCR and NIBRS are both regulated by the FBI and both use the same general concepts. NIBRS goes into greater detail than UCR and has 46 Group A offenses while UCR only has 8 Part I offenses. Also, UCR tends to only report the most serious offense reported when multiple crimes are reported in the same period of time, location, and person/group of people.
The information presented represents the best data available at the time of publication. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information depicted, the City of Beaverton assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions.