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California Marijuana Sales

California 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.

12,874 29,587,728 43.51 2,870 2,278,683 125.95 9,901 23,551,082 42.04 26 258,375 10.06 77 3,499,799 2.20

Bakersfield, Ca.

Kern

151 401,678 37.59 9 25,868 34.79 141 351,187 40.15 1 7,070 14.15 0 17,553 0.00

Chico-Paradise, Ca.

Butte

57 186,961 30.49 1 2,674 37.40 54 173,724 31.08 1 3,664 27.29 1 6,899 14.50

Fresno, Ca.

Fresno

313 722,300 43.33 39 38,065 102.46 273 599,798 45.52 0 9,245 0.00 1 75,191 1.33

Fresno, Ca.

Madera

28 105,451 26.55 0 3,596 0.00 28 97,806 28.63 0 2,077 0.00 0 1,982 0.00

Los Angeles-Long Beach, Ca.

Los Angeles

4,466 9,163,425 48.74 1,529 1,052,878 145.22 2,925 6,878,067 42.53 2 56,813 3.52 10 1,175,667 0.85

Merced, Ca.

Merced

80 193,789 41.28 8 9,496 84.25 72 162,298 44.36 0 2,151 0.00 0 19,844 0.00

Modesto, Ca.

Stanislaus

128 405,267 31.58 2 7,619 26.25 124 366,442 33.84 1 4,904 20.39 1 26,302 3.80

Oakland, Ca.

Alameda

327 939,123 34.82 73 179,091 40.76 246 581,317 42.32 0 7,701 0.00 8 171,014 4.68

Oakland, Ca.

Contra Costa

315 836,294 37.67 119 80,870 147.15 192 649,382 29.57 1 5,938 16.84 3 100,021 3.00

Orange County, Ca.

Orange

578 2,514,800 22.98 18 46,775 38.48 555 2,137,831 25.96 0 14,334 0.00 5 315,859 1.58

Redding, Ca.

Shasta

105 160,824 65.29 5 1,271 393.54 100 151,319 66.09 0 4,487 0.00 0 3,747 0.00

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

Riverside

451 1,334,435 33.80 53 78,064 67.89 392 1,180,841 33.20 2 15,613 12.81 4 59,916 6.68

Riverside-San Bernardino, Ca.

San Bernardino

805 1,511,140 53.27 154 126,936 121.32 650 1,287,642 50.48 0 17,227 0.00 1 79,335 1.26

Sacramento, Ca.

El Dorado

76 145,569 52.21 0 786 0.00 76 139,484 54.49 0 1,659 0.00 0 3,654 0.00

Sacramento, Ca.

Placer

101 198,035 51.00 5 1,307 382.55 96 188,767 50.86 0 2,337 0.00 0 5,604 0.00

Sacramento, Ca.

Sacramento

366 1,102,826 33.19 122 108,518 112.42 239 851,271 28.08 0 14,557 0.00 5 128,479 3.89

Salinas, Ca.

Monterey

91 350,317 25.98 1 21,229 4.71 89 290,378 30.65 0 3,678 0.00 1 34,997 2.86

San Diego, Ca.

San Diego

1,238 2,645,313 46.80 218 171,945 126.78 1,003 2,183,441 45.94 4 23,808 16.80 13 266,118 4.89

San Francisco, Ca.

Marin

50 204,543 24.44 9 7,793 115.49 41 185,173 22.14 0 859 0.00 0 10,698 0.00

San Francisco, Ca.

San Francisco

1,241 738,371 168.07 333 80,113 415.66 900 400,345 224.81 6 3,840 156.27 2 254,073 0.79

San Francisco, Ca.

San Mateo

130 641,226 20.27 25 35,396 70.63 100 473,161 21.13 0 3,078 0.00 5 129,656 3.86

San Jose, Ca.

Santa Clara

574 1,553,916 36.94 38 59,670 63.68 528 1,159,066 45.55 2 10,877 18.39 6 324,458 1.85

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero, Paso Robles, Ca.

San Luis Obispo

55 224,831 24.46 0 6,250 0.00 55 207,879 26.46 0 2,631 0.00 0 8,071 0.00

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Ca.

Santa Barbara

123 378,919 32.46 4 11,633 34.39 117 341,292 34.28 0 4,585 0.00 2 21,409 9.34

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Ca.

Santa Cruz

135 236,151 57.17 4 3,141 127.36 131 219,455 59.69 0 2,267 0.00 0 11,288 0.00

Santa Rosa, Ca.

Sonoma

105 391,292 26.83 1 6,026 16.60 103 366,445 28.11 0 4,969 0.00 1 13,891 7.20

Stockton-Lodi, Ca.

San Joaquin

311 520,771 59.72 38 30,413 124.95 268 406,149 65.99 3 5,833 51.43 2 78,428 2.55

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Napa

6 102,322 5.86 0 1,115 0.00 6 96,203 6.24 0 829 0.00 0 4,175 0.00

Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, Ca.

Solano

100 354,386 28.22 49 49,472 99.05 47 244,349 19.23 2 3,686 54.27 2 56,879 3.52

Ventura, Ca.

Ventura

114 705,137 16.17 5 17,346 28.82 107 636,386 16.81 0 6,135 0.00 2 45,270 4.42

Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, Ca.

Tulare

164 337,337 48.62 4 5,735 69.75 159 306,403 51.89 1 5,903 16.94 0 19,329 0.00

Yolo, Ca.

Yolo

57 147,156 38.73 3 3,591 83.55 53 126,304 41.96 0 2,399 0.00 1 14,863 6.73

Yuba City, Ca.

Sutter

15 73,538 20.40 0 1,397 0.00 15 62,088 24.16 0 1,346 0.00 0 8,707 0.00

Yuba City, Ca.

Yuba

18 60,286 29.86 1 2,604 38.40 16 49,386 32.40 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)






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