Crime Data Information
FBI Uniform Crime Reports
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Oregon law requires state and local law enforcement agencies to report crime-related statistics each year for purposes of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System (ORS 181A.225). The FBI establishes the national standards for reporting criteria and fields used by local agencies. The FBI Uniform Crime Reports provide a wide range of crime-related statistics from across the country for trending and research by public agencies, non-profit organizations, universities, and more.
You can search the website for a myriad of national, state, and agency level crime data from across the country. We recognize the data categories allowed by the FBI for reporting a person's race are quite limited, and we have been in contact with the FBI about the possibility of expanding the range of options to more closely match the actual racial makeup of the community.
For ease and transparency, to view Washington County Sheriff's Office data complied by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, please click here. Currently the link does not work in Internet Explorer, but the link does work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Edge.
Letter to the United States Office of Management and Budget requesting to expand the race categories.
Criminal Justice Commission: Statistical Transparency of Policing
Traffic enforcement is integral to community safety and traffic issues consistently top the list of community concerns.
In 2017 House Bill 2355 was signed into law and requires all Oregon Law Enforcement Agencies to submit data to the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) related to officer-initiated traffic and pedestrain stops. The CJC then analyzes the data to see if there is evidence of racial or ethnic disparities. In December of 2019 the CJC issued the first STOP request, for a one-year period (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019).
The report breaks down the data by race/ethnicity and other demographic factors and helps to set thresholds for determining discrepancies within the individual law-enforcement agencies or the state as a whole. The STOP data report is available to view at Oregon.gov.