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Oregon All Drugs Sales

Oregon Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug 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.

11,324 2,142,028 528.66 1,479 52,949 2,793.27 9,660 1,989,738 485.49 118 23,616 499.66 67 75,783 88.41

Eugene-Springfield, Or.

Lane

2,050 304,323 673.63 50 2,526 1,979.51 1,979 291,237 679.52 15 3,500 428.61 6 7,060 84.98

Medford-Ashland, Or.

Jackson

914 163,807 557.97 18 459 3,924.48 887 159,253 556.97 5 2,162 231.24 4 1,933 206.94

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Clackamas

705 312,496 225.60 8 1,406 568.90 692 302,215 228.98 1 2,250 44.45 4 6,594 60.66

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Columbia

173 41,606 415.81 1 58 1,716.79 172 40,599 423.65 0 570 0.00 0 379 0.00

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Multnomah

5,289 623,552 848.21 1,366 42,464 3,216.85 3,804 538,063 706.98 77 7,483 1,029.05 42 35,605 117.96

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Washington

747 317,781 235.07 12 2,542 472.02 727 296,712 245.02 2 1,938 103.17 6 16,588 36.17

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Yamhill

225 72,720 309.41 1 407 245.56 224 70,342 318.44 0 931 0.00 0 1,040 0.00

Salem, Or.

Marion

1,021 264,423 386.12 19 2,909 653.22 982 251,493 390.47 15 4,125 363.64 5 5,923 84.42

Salem, Or.

Polk

200 41,320 484.03 4 178 2,251.29 193 39,824 484.63 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)