Due to state law, you can find and review arrest records in Oregon. The state keeps a repository of all criminal and arrests data and upon request will provide the general public with copies. 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.
Yes, arrests records are legally available to the general public in Oregon. 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 Oregon. The state does not use fingerprint services for public records.
|Black or African American||18%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Offenders w/ reported race||3,562|
|Black or African American||7%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Victims w/ reported race||3,765|
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.
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.
A peace officer may arrest someone with a legal, 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.
A peace officer with or without a warrant can arrest someone in Oregon. A parole or probation officer can also arrest someone in the state. Any federal law enforcement agent may even arrest someone in Oregon. Any private person has the right to arrest someone in Oregon 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.
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.
Oregon allows people with criminal records 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.
For 2017, Oregon arrested 30,006 people. 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.
Most of the violent crime offenders in Oregon were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.
|Offenders w/ reported age||10,791|
|Victims w/ reported age||10,769|
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.
|Other Family Member||164|
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 Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter||8||65||73|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||141||1,883||2,024|
|Forgery and Counterfeiting||12||648||660|
|Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing||25||587||612|
|Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc.||107||2,077||2,184|
|Prostitution and Commercialized Vice||2||364||366|
|Sex Offenses (except rape and prostitution)||68||436||504|
|Drug Abuse Violations||1,796||15,682||17,478|
|Driving Under the Influence||97||13,273||13,370|
|All Other Offenses (except traffic)||1,089||43,299||44,388|
|Curfew and Loitering Law Violations||439||439||878|