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Oregon All Drugs Possession

Oregon Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Possession Arrests by Race

(Data Source: Uniform Crime Reports. See below for notes.)


ALL

BLACK

WHITE

AM. INDIAN

ASIAN-PAC.

METROPOLITAN AREA

JURISDICTION

TL

POP

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

All listed below.

All listed below.

10,853 2,142,028 506.67 1,400 52,949 2,644.07 9,276 1,989,738 466.19 111 23,616 470.02 66 75,783 87.09

Eugene-Springfield, Or.

Lane

1,992 304,323 654.57 49 2,526 1,939.92 1,922 291,237 659.94 15 3,500 428.61 6 7,060 84.98

Medford-Ashland, Or.

Jackson

860 163,807 525.01 18 459 3,924.48 834 159,253 523.69 5 2,162 231.24 3 1,933 155.21

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Clackamas

692 312,496 221.44 8 1,406 568.90 679 302,215 224.67 1 2,250 44.45 4 6,594 60.66

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Columbia

159 41,606 382.16 1 58 1,716.79 158 40,599 389.17 0 570 0.00 0 379 0.00

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Multnomah

5,037 623,552 807.79 1,290 42,464 3,037.88 3,634 538,063 675.39 71 7,483 948.86 42 35,605 117.96

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Washington

735 317,781 231.29 11 2,542 432.69 716 296,712 241.31 2 1,938 103.17 6 16,588 36.17

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Yamhill

220 72,720 302.53 1 407 245.56 219 70,342 311.34 0 931 0.00 0 1,040 0.00

Salem, Or.

Marion

959 264,423 362.68 18 2,909 618.84 922 251,493 366.61 14 4,125 339.39 5 5,923 84.42

Salem, Or.

Polk

199 41,320 481.61 4 178 2,251.29 192 39,824 482.12 3 657 456.63 0 661 0.00

 

Notes:

TL: Total arrests.

POP: Coverage population of reporting law enforcement agencies.

RATE: Arrest Rate per 100,000 population.

Original Source: Uniform Crime Reports, 1995.

Data are total for reporting agencies. Population estimates by race are based on application of U.S. Census percentages of total population to the coverage population in which the arrests occurred. The racial categories and labels are as defined and used in the Uniform Crime Reports. Unfortunately separate data on arrests of Hispanics are not available.

The Uniform Crime Reports provides data on all drug arrests as well as data of arrests for drug possession and sales. Four categories are used to provide more specific data on arrests for different types of controlled substances: 1) Opium and Cocaine and their derivatives (such as Crack, Morphine, Heroin); 2) Marijuana; 3) Synthetic Narcotics - Manufactured Narcotics which can cause true drug addiction (such as Demerol, Methadone); 4) Other Dangerous Non-Narcotic Drugs (such as Barbiturates, Benzedrine, and Methamphetamine).

Primary Source: Chilton, Rowland, and Dee Weber. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM [UNITED STATES]: ARRESTS BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE FOR POLICE AGENCIES IN METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS, 1960-1995[Computer file]. ICPSR version. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts [producer], 1998.Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor],1999.

Citation: Gettman, Jon B. "US Marijuana Arrests. Part Two - Racial Differences in Drug Arrests". Washington, D.C.: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. (2000)