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Portland Police Providing Extra Patrols Near Houses of Worship

Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Portland Police are providing extra patrols near houses of worship starting this weekend. Police are responding to national events in Charleston, South Carolina, though there are not currently any specific threats locally. The added protections are set to stick for several weeks.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by the vicious attack in Charleston," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "Our officers are here to protect everyone in the community from barbarous, hateful acts of violence. We hope to provide some sense of security as our community comes together to begin the healing process." 

The Bureau is dedicated to assuring residents that they will be more proactive in protecting the faith community, and that all threats of violence should be reported to 9-1-1. Threats will be thoroughly investigated. Additionally, if community members prefer anonymity, reports about threats or other concerns may be shared through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Oregon Colleges With The Most Reported Crime

Public and private universities are required to report criminal offenses every year, under the federal Jeanne Clery Act. GoLocalPDX analyzed the reports, made public through the Department of Education, for data from 2009 through 2013. 

The ranking is based on the average reported crime over five years, per 1,000 students. 

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#10

Oregon State University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 248

Student Population in 2013: 27,902

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.009

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#9

Concordia University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 267

Student Population in 2013: 5,428

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.016

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#8

University of Oregon

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 267

Student Population in 2013: 24,473 

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.234

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#7

University of Portland

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 46

Student Population in 2013: 4,036

Average crime per 1,000 students: 2.335

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#6

Portland State University 

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 510

Student Population in 2013: 28,260

Average crime per 1,000 students: 3.612

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#5

Lewis and Clark College

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 70

Student Population in 2013: 3,521

Average crime per 1,000 students: 3.822

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#4

Southern Oregon University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 86

Student Population in 2013: 5,992

Average crime per 1,000 students: 3.991

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#3

Willamette University

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 110

Student Population in 2013: 2,855

Average crime per 1,000 students: 7.62

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Oregon Health & Science University 

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 167

Student Population in 2013: 2,838

Average crime per 1,000 students: 11.89

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Reed College

Total Reported Crime between 2009-2013: 146

Student Population in 2013: 1,411

Average crime per 1,000 students: 20.036

 
 

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