By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Criminals have burglarized or vandalized 79 percent of small businesses in Portland during the past year, according to a survey by Bricks Need Mortar, an advocacy group, with at a fifth of them reporting three burglaries and 19 percent saying they’d been victimized five times.
The numbers rose sharply over the 63 percent reporting burglaries or vandalism over an 18-month period in a 2022 survey, according to the Portland Business Journal.
The advocacy group formed in 2020 during forced business shutdowns during the pandemic. It has 100 paying members, including retailers, restauranteurs, and personal services businesses, and a directory of 800 small businesses.
Damages from the break-ins and vandalism was between $1,000 and $5,000 for half the respondents, but 13 percent said repairs cost more than $10,000.
* Walmart announced that they are closing all Portland stores. All Portland Walmarts close due to crime, business bashing
* This one Portland car dealership had 22 cars stolen in two years.
* Realtor leaves Portland after office shot-up.
* NIKE can’t find off-duty police to hire to staff its store, a store hit with shoplifting 300 times!
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