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Colorado Marijuana Sales

Colorado 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.

262 1,994,550 13.14 12 110,150 10.89 250 1,814,931 13.77 0 17,627 0.00 0 51,812 0.00

Boulder-Longmont, Co.

Boulder

20 187,314 10.68 1 1,798 55.61 19 178,866 10.62 0 1,180 0.00 0 5,470 0.00

Colorado Springs, Co.

El Paso

12 122,531 9.79 2 9,300 21.51 10 108,354 9.23 0 1,103 0.00 0 3,786 0.00

Denver, Co.

Adams

15 202,246 7.42 1 7,139 14.01 14 186,714 7.50 0 2,002 0.00 0 6,371 0.00

Denver, Co.

Arapahoe

43 211,422 20.34 1 13,002 7.69 42 190,005 22.10 0 1,184 0.00 0 7,209 0.00

Denver, Co.

Denver

22 505,843 4.35 6 71,729 8.36 16 412,060 3.88 0 7,132 0.00 0 14,922 0.00

Denver, Co.

Douglas

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Denver, Co.

Jefferson

81 443,049 18.28 1 3,544 28.21 80 427,454 18.72 0 2,658 0.00 0 9,393 0.00

Fort Collins-Loveland, Co.

Larimer

65 210,130 30.93 0 1,387 0.00 65 203,574 31.93 0 1,387 0.00 0 3,782 0.00

Greeley, Co.

Weld

3 9,044 33.17 0 47 0.00 3 8,837 33.95 0 64 0.00 0 96 0.00

Pueblo, Co.

Pueblo

1 102,971 0.97 0 2,204 0.00 1 99,068 1.01 0 916 0.00 0 783 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)







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