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Baker City is the worst in Oregon in terms of violent crimes per resident. However, local police disputes the statistics because most were in the “aggravated assault category.” The 61 such crimes reported in 2014 is higher than the number reported by many Oregon cities of similar size. For example, La Grande, with a population of 13,150 compared to Baker City's 9,890 residents, reported just 15 violent crimes in 2014.