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How to Look Up Arrest Records in Oregon

Due to state law, you can find and review arrest records in OR. The state keeps a repository of all criminal and arrests data and upon request will provide the general public with copies and court dockets. The records are provided by name search and any additional details the requestor might have. They don’t use fingerprint searches for public records requests. Local law enforcement agencies all create, collect and store the records in each jurisdiction.

Are Arrest Records Public Records in Oregon?

Yes, arrests records are legally available to the general public. Each law enforcement agency in the state keeps records and compiles them. Using a name search, anyone can request and get copies of someone’s arrest records. In the public records law, fingerprint services are not incuded. 

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

White74%
Black or African American18%
Unknown7%
American Indian or Alaska Native1%
Asian1%
Native Hawaiian0%
Offenders w/ reported race3,562

Victims by Race

White84%
Black or African American7%
Unknown6%
American Indian or Alaska Native1%
Asian2%
Native Hawaiian0%
Victims w/ reported race3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in Oregon Arrest Report?

Oregon arrest records may contain basic information like name, age, date of birth, address, phone, gender, race, height weight, fingerprints and sometimes a mug shot. Also included will be arrests, warrants, charges, convictions, and other documents. Often reports will include driving records and accident history as well. The reports also contain the name of the officer who arrested the person, the booking agency, the date of arrest and charges filed. Sometimes they also show fines, bail, and bond paid.

Oregon State Police Reports and Mugshots

Are Police Reports Public Record in Oregon?

Yes. Police records in Oregon are public records. The Oregon.gov website has a detailed section about requesting public records with information on how, the fees involved and how long it takes. Most records requests will take 20 days. Depending on the types of police reports you need, it may cost between $24-$75/hour for processing. Email and electronic transmissions are free.

They even offer video and audio recordings, along with paper reports. Some of the types of information you will find are:

  • The names and ages of the people involved.
  • The charges filed if any.
  • The location of the event.
  • The date and time of the incident.
  • A detailed description of the incident.
  • Any arrests that took place.
  • Mugshots.
  • The name of the jail they were taken to.
  • The bail or bond amount set.

Some things that will be redacted from the files are:

  • Open investigations.
  • Child abuse.
  • Personal information.
  • Medical information.
  • Images of deceased individuals.

Crash reports have to be obtained through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Oregon Mugshots

Oregon mugshots are typically shot with the person in street clothes on a white brick or gray background. Sites like Oregoncrimenews.com have Oregon mugshots on them to inform the public of dangerous criminals in the area. Other news websites, media outlets, and even public records repositories also keep them online for various reasons.

Mugshots are police photos taken when someone is arrested. They are shot from the shoulders up and usually feature a side-by-side image of the front and side of the person. These mugshots were invented by French policemen Alphonse Bertillon. He was the first person to make them a standard part of the arrest and booking procedure. Soon after, other countries followed, and now all law enforcement agencies use them.

Oregon Arrest Booking Process

Oregon police have the option of taking someone into custody or remanding them to a rehabilitation facility or hospital instead. Those who are arrested will be taken to the local jail and booked. The booking process usually takes around two hours and consists of:

  • Fingerprinting.
  • Mugshots.
  • The person is assigned a “state identification number.”
  • Police will ask you basic demographic information like name, address, phone number, and age.
  • You may or may not be charged with a crime.
  • You may get one phone call.
  • A medical professional may give you a physical and mental health exam.
  • Officers will do a complete background check to look for any outstanding warrants.
  • You will be searched, and your belongings will be taken and stored.

In an effort to reduce recidivism and arrest rates In Oregon, most cases of DUI and drug abuse are processed through treatment programs rather than arrests.

People who are arrested will remain in jail until they make bail or see a judge for their hearing.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has increased over the past decade in Oregon, going from 7,804 crimes in 2006 to 8,237 by 4% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Oregon Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

Oregon Arrest Laws

An Oregon warrant search can be done by a peace officer with a legal and valid arrest warrant. They may also arrest someone when they have probable cause to believe they committed a misdemeanor, felony, or another type of crime or offense. If the peace officer receives word that someone has committed, or is committing a crime, they may also arrest them at that time. If a peace officer suspects someone of child abuse or domestic abuse, they have the right to arrest them. If someone violates his or her parole or probation order as well any restraining orders, a peace officer may take them into custody.

Who has a Power of Arrest in Oregon?

A peace officer with or without a warrant is allowed to to arrest someone. A parole or probation officer can also arrest someone in the state. Any federal law enforcement agent may even conduct an arrest. Any private person has the right to arrest someone when they witness a crime being committed or they have cause to believe the person committed a crime. The law requires that the private person immediately turn the arrested person over the local law enforcement.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your Oregon State Records?

Arrests and other criminal convictions will stay on an Oregon record forever if the person does nothing. However, they have the option of requesting a “set aside” which is Oregon’s version of expungement. Arrests, where they were never charged or convicted, can be set aside. Convictions for minor felonies and misdemeanors can also be set aside. Offenders must first wait a specific amount of time after sentencing to apply. They can also request to have their serious felonies downgraded to misdemeanors.

Can you Expunge your Records?

People with criminal records are allowed to apply for a “set aside” which is the same as sealing of their records. There are quite a few rules and stipulations someone must comply with when requesting a set-aside. They can also ask to have their serious felonies be downgraded to misdemeanors, making them easier to get sealed and off the record. Arrests that did not result in charges or a conviction are easier to get removed than convictions. If someone committed a felony, the law does permit them to request restoration of their right to own firearms.

The Arrest Rate in Oregon

Arrest Rate in Oregon

For 2017, 30,006 people were arrested. Of that total, 21,804 were adults, and 8,202 were juveniles. The majority (15,992) were men, and the rest (7,397) were women.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Oregon were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-90.2%
10-1916.3%
20-2929.8%
30-3924.2%
40-4911.5%
50-597.2%
60-691.9%
70-790.5%
80-890.1%
90-990.0%
Unknown8.3%
Offenders w/ reported age10,791

Victim Age

0-94.1%
10-1916.9%
20-2926.9%
30-3922.2%
40-4914.2%
50-5910.3%
60-694.1%
70-791.1%
80-890.3%
90-990.0%
Victims w/ reported age10,769

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Oregon were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a stranger.

Location Type

Residence Home4,655
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk2,760
Parking Garage/Lot825
Unknown452
Department/Discount Store347
Convenience Store299
Bar/Nightclub281
Park/Playground279
Grocery Store269
Hotel/Motel213

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Stranger2,859
Relationship Unknown2,426
Acquaintance2,052
Boyfriend/Girlfriend1,474
Otherwise Known669
Spouse420
Friend370
Child332
Parent232
Sibling205

Oregon Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Oregon was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 44,388, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Embezzlement arrests - with only 51 crimes a year.

Arrest TypeUnder 18All agesTotal arrests
Violent Crime3493,6874,036
Property Crime1,83317,57819,411
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter86573
Rape24166190
Robbery106696802

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