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California All Drugs Sales

California Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug 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.

249,365 30,144,302 827.24 46,148 2,314,892 1,993.53 200,650 24,018,472 835.40 698 265,014 263.38 1,869 3,546,134 52.71

Bakersfield, Ca.

Kern

4,996 603,776 827.46 270 38,883 694.39 4,697 527,881 889.78 12 10,626 112.93 17 26,385 64.43

Chico-Paradise, Ca.

Butte

1,042 193,216 539.29 42 2,763 1,520.09 992 179,536 552.53 6 3,787 158.44 2 7,130 28.05

Fresno, Ca.

Fresno

6,814 733,400 929.10 1,163 38,650 3,009.04 5,617 609,015 922.31 24 9,388 255.66 10 76,347 13.10

Fresno, Ca.

Madera

447 105,451 423.89 26 3,596 723.05 421 97,806 430.44 0 2,077 0.00 0 1,982 0.00

Los Angeles-Long Beach, Ca.

Los Angeles

72,609 9,194,915 789.66 20,694 1,056,496 1,958.74 51,459 6,901,703 745.60 97 57,008 170.15 359 1,179,708 30.43

Merced, Ca.

Merced

1,661 197,836 839.58 185 9,694 1,908.40 1,464 165,688 883.59 4 2,196 182.15 8 20,258 39.49

Modesto, Ca.

Stanislaus

3,744 408,806 915.84 223 7,686 2,901.55 3,495 369,642 945.51 11 4,947 222.38 15 26,532 56.54

Oakland, Ca.

Alameda

8,025 957,339 838.26 1,249 182,565 684.14 6,618 592,593 1,116.79 31 7,850 394.90 127 174,331 72.85

Oakland, Ca.

Contra Costa

5,647 867,266 651.13 1,300 83,865 1,550.12 4,315 673,432 640.75 6 6,158 97.44 26 103,725 25.07

Orange County, Ca.

Orange

19,916 2,555,945 779.20 1,051 47,541 2,210.74 18,666 2,172,809 859.07 29 14,569 199.05 170 321,027 52.96

Redding, Ca.

Shasta

1,870 160,824 1,162.76 58 1,271 4,565.10 1,769 151,319 1,169.05 41 4,487 913.75 2 3,747 53.37

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

Riverside

11,810 1,359,725 868.56 1,189 79,544 1,494.77 10,448 1,203,221 868.34 89 15,909 559.44 84 61,052 137.59

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

San Bernardino

17,695 1,547,195 1,143.68 2,183 129,964 1,679.69 15,465 1,318,365 1,173.04 27 17,638 153.08 20 81,228 24.62

Sacramento, Ca.

El Dorado

863 145,569 592.85 9 786 1,144.93 849 139,484 608.67 2 1,659 120.52 3 3,654 82.11

Sacramento, Ca.

Placer

1,426 199,480 714.86 32 1,317 2,430.56 1,389 190,144 730.50 2 2,354 84.97 3 5,645 53.14

Sacramento, Ca.

Sacramento

6,338 1,103,670 574.27 1,790 108,601 1,648.23 4,502 851,923 528.45 18 14,568 123.55 28 128,578 21.78

Salinas, Ca.

Monterey

1,983 356,479 556.27 206 21,603 953.59 1,744 295,485 590.22 1 3,743 26.72 32 35,612 89.86

San Diego, Ca.

San Diego

26,184 2,645,313 989.83 5,608 171,945 3,261.50 20,025 2,183,441 917.13 127 23,808 533.44 424 266,118 159.33

San Francisco, Ca.

Marin

1,170 233,968 500.07 288 8,914 3,230.81 875 211,811 413.10 1 983 101.76 6 12,237 49.03

San Francisco, Ca.

San Francisco

8,924 738,371 1,208.61 3,760 80,113 4,693.36 5,129 400,345 1,281.15 13 3,840 338.58 22 254,073 8.66

San Francisco, Ca.

San Mateo

2,681 679,627 394.48 710 37,515 1,892.56 1,886 501,497 376.07 3 3,262 91.96 82 137,421 59.67

San Jose, Ca.

Santa Clara

13,109 1,561,614 839.45 1,416 59,966 2,361.34 11,454 1,164,808 983.34 31 10,931 283.59 208 326,065 63.79

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero, Paso Robles, Ca.

San Luis Obispo

2,220 224,831 987.41 45 6,250 719.97 2,156 207,879 1,037.14 12 2,631 456.18 7 8,071 86.73

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Ca.

Santa Barbara

2,797 382,403 731.43 225 11,740 1,916.56 2,543 344,430 738.32 8 4,627 172.90 21 21,606 97.20

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Ca.

Santa Cruz

1,924 236,151 814.73 61 3,141 1,942.18 1,849 219,455 842.54 5 2,267 220.55 9 11,288 79.73

Santa Rosa, Ca.

Sonoma

2,578 412,251 625.35 152 6,349 2,394.20 2,395 386,073 620.35 27 5,236 515.70 4 14,635 27.33

Stockton-Lodi, Ca.

San Joaquin

4,233 520,771 812.83 829 30,413 2,725.81 3,360 406,149 827.28 11 5,833 188.59 33 78,428 42.08

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Napa

385 115,545 333.20 7 1,259 555.80 376 108,635 346.11 0 936 0.00 2 4,714 42.42

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Solano

2,904 369,430 786.08 726 51,572 1,407.73 2,102 254,722 825.21 9 3,842 234.25 67 59,294 113.00

Ventura, Ca.

Ventura

6,493 705,137 920.81 365 17,346 2,104.19 6,072 636,386 954.14 8 6,135 130.41 48 45,270 106.03

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, Ca.

Tulare

3,911 344,978 1,133.70 96 5,865 1,636.93 3,779 313,344 1,206.02 30 6,037 496.93 6 19,767 30.35

Yolo, Ca.

Yolo

1,903 147,156 1,293.19 156 3,591 4,344.67 1,726 126,304 1,366.54 8 2,399 333.52 13 14,863 87.47

Yuba City, Ca.

Sutter

558 73,538 758.79 0 1,397 0.00 546 62,088 879.40 3 1,346 222.92 9 8,707 103.37

Yuba City, Ca.

Yuba

505 62,326 810.26 34 2,692 1,262.77 467 51,057 914.66 2 1,938 103.18 2 6,638 30.13

 

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)