When Oregon residents think about a crime, they may think about things such as robbery, murder or kidnapping. In other cases, sexual assault or battery may come to mind. While these are crimes, these acts fall into the category of violent crimes. However, not all crime is violent in nature.
In fact, many crimes fall into a second category called non-violent crimes. These crimes are actually very common. Data suggests that three out of four inmates in state prisons across the U.S. were convicted of non-violent crimes.