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February 13, 2004 00:00
“When analyzing these numbers, it is important to realize there are many factors that influence them,” said Portland Police Bureau Chief of Police Derrick Foxworth. “Certainly, we must look at where the crime is happening and which crimes are on the rise. But we must also keep them in perspective, and look at 10- and 20-year trends. The long-term picture shows us that crime is significantly down from the late 80s and early 90s. Therefore, we use these numbers as a tool to analyze where we use police resources.” Part I crimes are the consistent measurement that the Police Bureau is required to keep and submit to the State of Oregon for the Law Enforcement Data System. The numbers are deemed preliminary until certified by the State.
Sgt. Pete Simpson