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Texas Marijuana Sales

Texas Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Marijuana 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.

1,309 12,565,237 10.42 262 1,701,412 15.40 1,041 10,447,033 9.96 0 63,944 0.00 6 352,655 1.70

Abilene, Tx.

Taylor

35 121,234 28.87 11 8,195 134.22 24 110,347 21.75 0 582 0.00 0 2,097 0.00

Amarillo, Tx.

Potter

13 174,812 7.44 5 17,132 29.19 8 149,272 5.36 0 2,168 0.00 0 6,241 0.00

Amarillo, Tx.

Randall

2 25,933 7.71 0 355 0.00 2 25,176 7.94 0 145 0.00 0 254 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Bastrop

10 39,814 25.12 4 4,925 81.22 6 34,471 17.41 0 223 0.00 0 199 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Caldwell

4 22,454 17.81 0 2,517 0.00 4 19,766 20.24 0 67 0.00 0 103 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Hays

20 72,995 27.40 1 2,730 36.63 19 69,323 27.41 0 321 0.00 0 628 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Travis

49 126,026 38.88 7 14,921 46.91 42 105,837 39.68 0 605 0.00 0 4,663 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Williamson

16 166,602 9.60 2 8,897 22.48 14 154,040 9.09 0 683 0.00 0 2,966 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Hardin

18 15,805 113.89 1 1,416 70.62 17 14,310 118.80 0 49 0.00 0 30 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Jefferson

22 216,433 10.16 5 71,315 7.01 17 138,539 12.27 0 584 0.00 0 5,995 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Orange

12 66,466 18.05 5 5,889 84.91 7 59,879 11.69 0 166 0.00 0 532 0.00

Brazoria, Tx.

Brazoria

66 174,497 37.82 12 15,268 78.59 54 155,826 34.65 0 925 0.00 0 2,478 0.00

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, Tx.

Cameron

24 146,071 16.43 0 584 0.00 24 144,654 16.59 0 278 0.00 0 555 0.00

Bryan-College Station, Tx.

Brazos

5 61,900 8.08 1 7,416 13.49 4 51,550 7.76 0 173 0.00 0 2,761 0.00

Corpus Christi, Tx.

Nueces

58 316,738 18.31 2 14,158 14.13 56 297,385 18.83 0 1,457 0.00 0 3,738 0.00

Corpus Christi, Tx.

San Patricio

24 40,232 59.65 1 966 103.57 23 38,856 59.19 0 185 0.00 0 221 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Collin

18 249,241 7.22 3 10,892 27.54 15 227,806 6.58 0 1,221 0.00 0 9,322 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Dallas

113 1,887,840 5.99 27 389,650 6.93 85 1,415,125 6.01 0 12,082 0.00 1 70,983 1.41

Dallas, Tx.

Denton

13 125,164 10.39 0 6,596 0.00 13 113,649 11.44 0 713 0.00 0 4,206 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Ellis

11 79,883 13.77 1 8,396 11.91 10 70,792 14.13 0 407 0.00 0 288 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Henderson

11 44,755 24.58 3 3,831 78.31 6 40,593 14.78 0 170 0.00 2 161 1,241.33

Dallas, Tx.

Hunt

29 58,137 49.88 9 6,471 139.09 20 50,998 39.22 0 250 0.00 0 424 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Kaufman

7 40,928 17.10 2 5,869 34.08 5 34,629 14.44 0 172 0.00 0 258 0.00

El Paso, Tx.

El Paso

61 677,329 9.01 0 24,926 0.00 60 639,399 9.38 0 3,454 0.00 1 9,550 10.47

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Dallas

113 1,887,840 5.99 27 389,650 6.93 85 1,415,125 6.01 0 12,082 0.00 1 70,983 1.41

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Hood

2 27,646 7.23 0 69 0.00 2 27,193 7.35 0 158 0.00 0 227 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Johnson

4 7,316 54.67 1 234 427.15 3 6,996 42.88 0 37 0.00 0 49 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Parker

3 50,871 5.90 1 524 190.85 2 49,737 4.02 0 351 0.00 0 259 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Tarrant

88 666,838 13.20 45 83,888 53.64 42 556,810 7.54 0 3,668 0.00 1 22,472 4.45

Galveston-Texas City, Tx.

Galveston

11 144,025 7.64 3 26,256 11.43 8 114,068 7.01 0 576 0.00 0 3,125 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Chambers

7 21,725 32.22 0 2,902 0.00 7 18,590 37.65 0 70 0.00 0 161 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Fort Bend

29 272,595 10.64 12 57,381 20.91 17 192,289 8.84 0 791 0.00 0 22,135 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Harris

24 1,174,344 2.04 4 231,463 1.73 20 878,174 2.28 0 4,110 0.00 0 60,479 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Liberty

13 59,124 21.99 1 9,105 10.98 12 49,552 24.22 0 266 0.00 0 201 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Montgomery

28 190,122 14.73 1 8,651 11.56 27 178,886 15.09 0 799 0.00 0 1,787 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Waller

17 23,666 71.83 14 8,766 159.71 3 14,765 20.32 0 38 0.00 0 97 0.00

Killeen-Temple, Tx.

Bell

24 131,803 18.21 14 25,662 54.56 10 100,131 9.99 0 738 0.00 0 5,272 0.00

Laredo, Tx.

Webb

8 13,399 59.71 0 24 0.00 8 13,284 60.22 0 27 0.00 0 63 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Gregg

2 11,574 17.28 2 2,304 86.79 0 9,139 0.00 0 57 0.00 0 74 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Harrison

4 35,406 11.30 1 10,385 9.63 3 24,763 12.11 0 127 0.00 0 131 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Upshur

6 31,561 19.01 0 4,144 0.00 6 27,243 22.02 0 136 0.00 0 38 0.00

Lubbock, Tx.

Lubbock

25 229,021 10.92 2 18,871 10.60 23 205,661 11.18 0 824 0.00 0 3,641 0.00

Mcallen-Edinburg-Mission, Tx.

Hidalgo

29 360,948 8.03 0 1,011 0.00 29 357,736 8.11 0 794 0.00 0 1,372 0.00

Odessa-Midland, Tx.

Ector

21 125,448 16.74 0 6,260 0.00 21 117,407 17.89 0 803 0.00 0 991 0.00

Odessa-Midland, Tx.

Midland

41 116,314 35.25 14 9,584 146.07 27 104,904 25.74 0 512 0.00 0 1,314 0.00

San Angelo, Tx.

Tom Green

12 103,149 11.63 1 4,662 21.45 11 96,547 11.39 0 516 0.00 0 1,413 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Bexar

71 1,260,885 5.63 8 89,901 8.90 63 1,143,749 5.51 0 5,548 0.00 0 21,687 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Comal

7 30,235 23.15 0 287 0.00 7 29,703 23.57 0 106 0.00 0 139 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Guadalupe

6 71,914 8.34 0 4,308 0.00 6 66,556 9.01 0 302 0.00 0 748 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Wilson

5 26,296 19.01 0 310 0.00 5 25,881 19.32 0 66 0.00 0 39 0.00

Sherman-Denison, Tx.

Grayson

9 94,038 9.57 2 6,884 29.05 7 85,471 8.19 0 1,110 0.00 0 574 0.00

Texarkana, Tx.-Texarkana, Ar.

Bowie

6 41,446 14.48 1 9,425 10.61 5 31,627 15.81 0 220 0.00 0 174 0.00

Tyler, Tx.

Smith

17 82,886 20.51 5 18,036 27.72 12 64,046 18.74 0 323 0.00 0 472 0.00

Victoria, Tx.

Victoria

5 80,933 6.18 0 5,722 0.00 5 74,539 6.71 0 275 0.00 0 397 0.00

Waco, Tx.

McLennan

26 124,119 20.95 1 20,380 4.91 25 102,075 24.49 0 459 0.00 0 1,204 0.00

Wichita Falls, Tx.

Archer

2 6,370 31.40 0 16 0.00 2 6,320 31.64 0 29 0.00 0 6 0.00

Wichita Falls, Tx.

Wichita

3 110,091 2.73 0 11,031 0.00 3 95,845 3.13 0 947 0.00 0 2,279 0.00

 

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)