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Title: State of Oregon - Analysis of Criminal Offenses and Arrests, January - December 1978
Corporate Author: Oregon Law Enforcement Council
United States of America

Oregon Law Enforcement Data System
Data Systems Division
Executive Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Oregon Law Enforcement Council
Salem, OR 97303
Oregon Law Enforcement Data System
Salem, OR 97301-2559
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Criminal offenses and arrests reported in Oregon during 1978 are analyzed with respect to the types of offenses, circumstances of the crime and characteristics of victims and offenders.
Abstract: Property offenses are examined with respect to the rates, timing, target, median age of persons arrested, and main types of property stolen. Violent crimes are discussed with respect to rates; timing; type of weapon; victim's age, sex, and race; circumstances; and arrests. Juvenile runaway offenses, liquor law violations, and drug abuse arrests are also examined. Offense data are analyzed with respect to administrative district, county, and standard metropolitan statistical area. In 1978, the Index crime rate was 6,012.3, an increase of 1.6 percent over 1977. Between 1977 and 1978, there were no statistically significant differences in the Index or Part II crime rates for the State. The total number of arrests rose only 0.2 percent. The combined metropolitan areas of Portland, Salem, and Eugene evidenced a slight decrease in Index crimes, while the rest of the State showed an increase of 5.7 percent. A profile of the State, an overview of crime reporting in Oregon and the State's criminal justice system, extensive tables, graphs, and appendixes which define offenses and stolen property categories and present the statistical methods used are provided.
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Crime Statistics; Offender statistics; Oregon; State Uniform Crime Reports
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