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California All Drugs Arrests

California Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Sales Arrests by Race

(Data Source: Uniform Crime Reports. See below for notes.)


ALL

BLACK

WHITE

AM. INDIAN

ASIAN-PAC.

METROPOLITAN AREA

JURISDICTION

TL

POP

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

All listed below.

All listed below.

51,997 30,049,430 173.04 12,327 2,308,174 534.06 39,248 23,942,056 163.93 100 264,277 37.84 322 3,535,135 9.11

Bakersfield, Ca.

Kern

678 603,559 112.33 88 38,869 226.40 584 527,692 110.67 1 10,623 9.41 5 26,376 18.96

Chico-Paradise, Ca.

Butte

125 191,539 65.26 2 2,739 73.02 121 177,978 67.99 1 3,754 26.64 1 7,068 14.15

Fresno, Ca.

Fresno

1,555 733,400 212.03 279 38,650 721.86 1,269 609,015 208.37 4 9,388 42.61 3 76,347 3.93

Fresno, Ca.

Madera

105 105,451 99.57 7 3,596 194.67 98 97,806 100.20 0 2,077 0.00 0 1,982 0.00

Los Angeles-Long Beach, Ca.

Los Angeles

19,506 9,184,426 212.38 5,663 1,055,291 536.63 13,774 6,893,830 199.80 10 56,943 17.56 59 1,178,362 5.01

Merced, Ca.

Merced

271 193,789 139.84 49 9,496 516.03 218 162,298 134.32 0 2,151 0.00 4 19,844 20.16

Modesto, Ca.

Stanislaus

586 408,806 143.34 66 7,686 858.75 511 369,642 138.24 4 4,947 80.86 5 26,532 18.85

Oakland, Ca.

Alameda

1,001 945,700 105.85 292 180,345 161.91 692 585,388 118.21 0 7,755 0.00 17 172,212 9.87

Oakland, Ca.

Contra Costa

1,235 860,411 143.54 488 83,202 586.53 742 668,109 111.06 1 6,109 16.37 4 102,905 3.89

Orange County, Ca.

Orange

3,233 2,539,857 127.29 163 47,241 345.04 3,037 2,159,132 140.66 5 14,477 34.54 28 319,006 8.78

Redding, Ca.

Shasta

413 160,824 256.80 18 1,271 1,416.75 385 151,319 254.43 9 4,487 200.58 1 3,747 26.69

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

Riverside

1,691 1,351,762 125.10 235 79,078 297.17 1,426 1,196,174 119.21 16 15,816 101.17 14 60,694 23.07

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

San Bernardino

3,133 1,547,195 202.50 593 129,964 456.28 2,530 1,318,365 191.90 7 17,638 39.69 3 81,228 3.69

Sacramento, Ca.

El Dorado

170 145,569 116.78 0 786 0.00 170 139,484 121.88 0 1,659 0.00 0 3,654 0.00

Sacramento, Ca.

Placer

234 199,480 117.30 9 1,317 683.60 224 190,144 117.81 0 2,354 0.00 1 5,645 17.71

Sacramento, Ca.

Sacramento

1,665 1,102,826 150.98 653 108,518 601.74 1,001 851,271 117.59 2 14,557 13.74 9 128,479 7.01

Salinas, Ca.

Monterey

235 351,936 66.77 37 21,327 173.49 192 291,720 65.82 0 3,695 0.00 6 35,158 17.07

San Diego, Ca.

San Diego

4,499 2,645,313 170.07 835 171,945 485.62 3,581 2,183,441 164.01 19 23,808 79.81 64 266,118 24.05

San Francisco, Ca.

Marin

132 219,613 60.11 32 8,367 382.44 100 198,816 50.30 0 922 0.00 0 11,486 0.00

San Francisco, Ca.

San Francisco

4,567 738,371 618.52 1,810 80,113 2,259.30 2,745 400,345 685.66 6 3,840 156.27 6 254,073 2.36

San Francisco, Ca.

San Mateo

479 668,758 71.63 135 36,915 365.70 329 493,477 66.67 0 3,210 0.00 15 135,223 11.09

San Jose, Ca.

Santa Clara

1,936 1,561,614 123.97 217 59,966 361.87 1,674 1,164,808 143.71 6 10,931 54.89 39 326,065 11.96

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero, Paso Robles, Ca.

San Luis Obispo

164 224,831 72.94 2 6,250 32.00 162 207,879 77.93 0 2,631 0.00 0 8,071 0.00

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Ca.

Santa Barbara

529 382,403 138.34 80 11,740 681.44 443 344,430 128.62 0 4,627 0.00 6 21,606 27.77

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Ca.

Santa Cruz

370 236,151 156.68 7 3,141 222.87 362 219,455 164.95 0 2,267 0.00 1 11,288 8.86

Santa Rosa, Ca.

Sonoma

341 412,251 82.72 20 6,349 315.03 319 386,073 82.63 1 5,236 19.10 1 14,635 6.83

Stockton-Lodi, Ca.

San Joaquin

1,233 520,771 236.76 299 30,413 983.13 922 406,149 227.01 4 5,833 68.58 8 78,428 10.20

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Napa

54 112,299 48.09 1 1,224 81.70 53 105,584 50.20 0 910 0.00 0 4,582 0.00

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Solano

397 369,430 107.46 176 51,572 341.27 208 254,722 81.66 2 3,842 52.06 11 59,294 18.55

Ventura, Ca.

Ventura

530 705,137 75.16 38 17,346 219.07 487 636,386 76.53 0 6,135 0.00 5 45,270 11.04

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, Ca.

Tulare

572 344,978 165.81 16 5,865 272.82 552 313,344 176.16 2 6,037 33.13 2 19,767 10.12

Yolo, Ca.

Yolo

169 147,156 114.84 13 3,591 362.06 155 126,304 122.72 0 2,399 0.00 1 14,863 6.73

Yuba City, Ca.

Sutter

108 73,538 146.86 0 1,397 0.00 106 62,088 170.73 0 1,346 0.00 2 8,707 22.97

Yuba City, Ca.

Yuba

81 60,286 134.36 4 2,604 153.59 76 49,386 153.89 0 1,875 0.00 1 6,420 15.58

 

Notes:

TL: Total arrests.

POP: Coverage population of reporting law enforcement agencies.

RATE: Arrest Rate per 100,000 population.

Original Source: Uniform Crime Reports, 1995.

Data are total for reporting agencies. Population estimates by race are based on application of U.S. Census percentages of total population to the coverage population in which the arrests occurred. The racial categories and labels are as defined and used in the Uniform Crime Reports. Unfortunately separate data on arrests of Hispanics are not available.

The Uniform Crime Reports provides data on all drug arrests as well as data of arrests for drug possession and sales. Four categories are used to provide more specific data on arrests for different types of controlled substances: 1) Opium and Cocaine and their derivatives (such as Crack, Morphine, Heroin); 2) Marijuana; 3) Synthetic Narcotics - Manufactured Narcotics which can cause true drug addiction (such as Demerol, Methadone); 4) Other Dangerous Non-Narcotic Drugs (such as Barbiturates, Benzedrine, and Methamphetamine).

Primary Source: Chilton, Rowland, and Dee Weber. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM [UNITED STATES]: ARRESTS BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE FOR POLICE AGENCIES IN METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS, 1960-1995[Computer file]. ICPSR version. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts [producer], 1998.Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor],1999.

Citation: Gettman, Jon B. "US Marijuana Arrests. Part Two - Racial Differences in Drug Arrests". Washington, D.C.: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. (2000)