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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Drugs and Crime Correlation

For persons charged with Part I crimes in 2014, the following table shows the percentages that were arrested for various drug (and alcohol) charges from 2010-2014.  For instance, of the people who were arrested for any robbery charge in Portland in 2014, 7.2% were arrested for a cocaine charge, in Portland, during 2010-2014.  Relatively small numbers of arrests for homicide, rape and arson cause wide variations in the percentages in those categories.  Alcohol continues to be the substance with the closest correlation with most Part I crimes, although burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft see heavy influence from methamphetamine and other controlled substances as well.

 

 

Amphetamines

Cocaine

Marij<1 oz

Heroin

Marij>1 oz

Alcohol/ DUII

Homicide

11.1

5.6

11.1

5.6

0.0

0.0

Rape

5.4

5.4

8.1

0.0

0.0

10.8

Robbery

9.6

7.2

7.2

6.0

1.2

10.8

Agg Assault

5.6

3.0

5.4

1.8

0.6

12.2

Burglary

17.4

3.0

6.2

7.7

1.2

8.2

Larceny

11.3

4.0

5.2

7.8

0.7

10.1

Motor Vehicle Theft

20.4

2.8

2.8

6.2

0.3

4.1

Arson

9.4

1.9

5.7

0.0

0.0

13.2

 Part II Crimes

 

Amphetamines

Cocaine

Marij<1 oz

Heroin

Marij> 1 oz

Alcohol/ DUII

Simple Assault

6.1

3.0

6.7

2.6

0.4

13.3

Forgery

18.3

2.7

1.6

7.5

1.1

5.9

Fraud

16.8

4.3

7.2

8.6

1.7

12.3

Stolen Property

41.9

9.3

9.3

11.6

2.3

14.0

Criminal Mis/Vandal

11.0

3.3

7.5

6.0

1.4

22.7

Weapons

18.9

3.0

8.7

8.2

1.6

8.1

Prostitution

2.2

3.3

1.7

3.3

0.0

4.4

Sex Offenses

7.5

3.0

8.8

2.5

1.0

23.3

DUII

1.2

1.4

1.9

0.7

0.4

N/A

Alcohol laws

3.5

3.5

7.9

2.4

0.4

N/A

Disorderly conduct

10.5

5.0

9.2

6.1

1.1

17.4

Trespass/etc

14.4

4.7

10.4

6.7

1.2

18.3

Curfew

0.0

0.0

2.9

0.0

0.0

11.4