Datasets > Crime Incidents - 2012

Category Public Safety
Agency City of Portland
Sub-Agency Police
Date Released March 11, 2013
Date Updated March 11, 2013
Frequency As needed

This static file reflects crimes reported to the City of Portland Police Bureau in 2012. Classification of the crime type is based on the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system developed by the FBI and used by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Agency Program City of Portland / Police
Technical Documentation Crime Incidents (metadata)
mrkepler :: October 28, 2013 - 8:24am

I wanted to offer up a note or two for the users of this data. These are cases where the indicated Offense is the most severe, as many cases have multiple Offenses. Additionally, this dataset uses the GCS 1983_HARN and PCS 1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet.

joe.dunn :: December 4, 2013 - 3:29pm

If you want this data in long/lat format, I've converted all of the crime incident databases from 2005-2011 here: It's a 132meg zip file. Also, it only contains about 90% of the crime incidents, I had to delete out the ones where there was no X,Y codes to convert - so this represents only crime data that could be mapped to Long/lat

aferlitsch :: December 5, 2013 - 8:06pm

Joe, thanks for providing your conversion work to the PDX community. I've uploaded my own (pubic domain) version of the current dataset where the the HARN 83 state plane coordinates are converted to WGS84 Latitude/Longitude:

lisafeets :: September 30, 2014 - 12:18pm

Hi aferlitsch- thank you for providing lat/long to the dataset! I was just trying to figure out how to do this myself so if you have a moment can you explain your process for us? Thanks! Lisa

roake16 :: March 4, 2014 - 12:13pm


miguelclemente2014 :: April 15, 2014 - 11:04pm

Some crime incidents should be screened very well. - Dr. Hicham Riba

mrkepler :: April 18, 2014 - 2:32pm

Dr. Riba, there is a vetting process for some of these crimes as well as their locations.

aferlitsch :: October 4, 2014 - 9:33am

Lisa, I did the conversion through some custom code I wrote. As a programmer I used Microsoft's .Net library 'DotSpatial.Projections'. It has builtin the conversions for all state plane coordinate systems to WGS84.