Oregon is the 33rd state of the United States, admitted into the union in the year. It is the 9th largest of all the 50 states in terms of area, and the 27th largest in terms of population. Regarded as one of the safer states in the country, Oregon has a violent crime rate of 284 per 100,000 persons - fairly lower than the national average. Unlike most states with low crime rates having low property crime rates, Oregon has a crime rate that is much higher than the national average. The state is also a hotbed of shooting incidents, with Portland having the most incidents for gun violence.