The violent crime rate in Oregon's four largest cities fell last year, while the property crime rate increased -- the opposite of national trends.
The FBI reported Monday that in the Oregon cities of more than 100,000 people, violent crime in 2012 was down by .7 percent compared to the year before. Nationally, violent crimes in cities of that size increased by .7 percent.
The agency said property crime in the four Oregon cities was up by 2.3 percent, while nationally it was down by .9 percent -- the 10th year of decline.
Oregon has four cities of more than 100,000: Portland, Salem, Eugene and Gresham. The next largest, Hillsboro and Beaverton, each have more than 90,000, by 2012 estimates.