See which drivers Portland police are more likely to stop

A line of Portland police motorcycles parked on the street

Officer stops declined 44% in Portland in 2021. But people of color more likely to be stopped and white people less likely to be stopped than ever.


Portland police officers stopped drivers 44% less often in 2021 than the year before. But Black and Hispanic or Latino people had their highest share of stops on record, while the share of stops of white people reached record lows, according to data published this month by the Portland Police Bureau.

The bureau released its annual Stops Data Collection report July 1, highlighting the perceived race and ethnicity of people whom police stopped last year, along with the reasons for those stops and the outcomes, including whether people were cited, arrested or searched.