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California All Drugs Possession

California Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Possession 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.

197,369 30,136,964 654.91 33,821 2,314,324 1,461.38 161,403 24,012,290 672.17 598 264,906 225.74 1,547 3,545,654 43.63

Bakersfield, Ca.

Kern

4,318 598,323 721.68 182 38,532 472.33 4,113 523,114 786.25 11 10,530 104.46 12 26,147 45.89

Chico-Paradise, Ca.

Butte

917 193,216 474.60 40 2,763 1,447.71 871 179,536 485.14 5 3,787 132.03 1 7,130 14.03

Fresno, Ca.

Fresno

5,259 733,400 717.07 884 38,650 2,287.18 4,348 609,015 713.94 20 9,388 213.05 7 76,347 9.17

Fresno, Ca.

Madera

342 105,451 324.32 19 3,596 528.38 323 97,806 330.25 0 2,077 0.00 0 1,982 0.00

Los Angeles-Long Beach, Ca.

Los Angeles

53,103 9,193,030 577.64 15,031 1,056,279 1,423.01 37,685 6,900,288 546.14 87 56,997 152.64 300 1,179,466 25.44

Merced, Ca.

Merced

1,390 197,836 702.60 136 9,694 1,402.93 1,246 165,688 752.02 4 2,196 182.15 4 20,258 19.74

Modesto, Ca.

Stanislaus

3,158 408,806 772.49 157 7,686 2,042.79 2,984 369,642 807.27 7 4,947 141.51 10 26,532 37.69

Oakland, Ca.

Alameda

7,025 957,339 733.80 957 182,565 524.20 5,927 592,593 1,000.18 31 7,850 394.90 110 174,331 63.10

Oakland, Ca.

Contra Costa

4,412 867,266 508.73 812 83,865 968.23 3,573 673,432 530.57 5 6,158 81.20 22 103,725 21.21

Orange County, Ca.

Orange

16,683 2,555,945 652.71 888 47,541 1,867.88 15,629 2,172,809 719.30 24 14,569 164.73 142 321,027 44.23

Redding, Ca.

Shasta

1,457 160,824 905.96 40 1,271 3,148.34 1,384 151,319 914.62 32 4,487 713.17 1 3,747 26.69

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

Riverside

10,119 1,359,725 744.19 954 79,544 1,199.34 9,022 1,203,221 749.82 73 15,909 458.87 70 61,052 114.66

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

San Bernardino

14,562 1,547,195 941.19 1,590 129,964 1,223.41 12,935 1,318,365 981.14 20 17,638 113.39 17 81,228 20.93

Sacramento, Ca.

El Dorado

693 145,569 476.06 9 786 1,144.93 679 139,484 486.79 2 1,659 120.52 3 3,654 82.11

Sacramento, Ca.

Placer

1,192 199,480 597.55 23 1,317 1,746.97 1,165 190,144 612.69 2 2,354 84.97 2 5,645 35.43

Sacramento, Ca.

Sacramento

4,673 1,103,670 423.41 1,137 108,601 1,046.95 3,501 851,923 410.95 16 14,568 109.83 19 128,578 14.78

Salinas, Ca.

Monterey

1,748 356,479 490.35 169 21,603 782.31 1,552 295,485 525.24 1 3,743 26.72 26 35,612 73.01

San Diego, Ca.

San Diego

21,685 2,645,313 819.75 4,773 171,945 2,775.88 16,444 2,183,441 753.12 108 23,808 453.63 360 266,118 135.28

San Francisco, Ca.

Marin

1,038 233,968 443.65 256 8,914 2,871.83 775 211,811 365.89 1 983 101.76 6 12,237 49.03

San Francisco, Ca.

San Francisco

4,357 738,371 590.08 1,950 80,113 2,434.05 2,384 400,345 595.49 7 3,840 182.31 16 254,073 6.30

San Francisco, Ca.

San Mateo

2,202 679,627 324.00 575 37,515 1,532.70 1,557 501,497 310.47 3 3,262 91.96 67 137,421 48.76

San Jose, Ca.

Santa Clara

11,173 1,561,614 715.48 1,199 59,966 1,999.47 9,780 1,164,808 839.62 25 10,931 228.70 169 326,065 51.83

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero, Paso Robles, Ca.

San Luis Obispo

2,056 224,831 914.46 43 6,250 687.97 1,994 207,879 959.21 12 2,631 456.18 7 8,071 86.73

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Ca.

Santa Barbara

2,268 382,403 593.09 145 11,740 1,235.12 2,100 344,430 609.70 8 4,627 172.90 15 21,606 69.43

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Ca.

Santa Cruz

1,554 236,151 658.05 54 3,141 1,719.30 1,487 219,455 677.59 5 2,267 220.55 8 11,288 70.87

Santa Rosa, Ca.

Sonoma

2,237 412,251 542.63 132 6,349 2,079.18 2,076 386,073 537.72 26 5,236 496.60 3 14,635 20.50

Stockton-Lodi, Ca.

San Joaquin

3,000 520,771 576.07 530 30,413 1,742.67 2,438 406,149 600.27 7 5,833 120.01 25 78,428 31.88

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Napa

331 115,545 286.47 6 1,259 476.40 323 108,635 297.32 0 936 0.00 2 4,714 42.42

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Solano

2,507 369,430 678.61 550 51,572 1,066.46 1,894 254,722 743.56 7 3,842 182.19 56 59,294 94.45

Ventura, Ca.

Ventura

5,963 705,137 845.65 327 17,346 1,885.12 5,585 636,386 877.61 8 6,135 130.41 43 45,270 94.99

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, Ca.

Tulare

3,339 344,978 967.89 80 5,865 1,364.11 3,227 313,344 1,029.86 28 6,037 463.80 4 19,767 20.24

Yolo, Ca.

Yolo

1,734 147,156 1,178.34 143 3,591 3,982.61 1,571 126,304 1,243.82 8 2,399 333.52 12 14,863 80.74

Yuba City, Ca.

Sutter

450 73,538 611.93 0 1,397 0.00 440 62,088 708.67 3 1,346 222.92 7 8,707 80.40

Yuba City, Ca.

Yuba

424 62,326 680.29 30 2,692 1,114.21 391 51,057 765.80 2 1,938 103.18 1 6,638 15.07

 

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)