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North Carolina Marijuana Sales

North Carolina 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.

1,655 4,088,831 40.48 713 892,616 79.88 921 3,115,166 29.57 6 18,592 32.27 15 62,448 24.02

Asheville, N.C.

Buncombe

26 184,982 14.06 12 15,594 76.95 14 167,686 8.35 0 555 0.00 0 1,128 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Cabarrus

21 109,385 19.20 10 14,340 69.73 11 94,093 11.69 0 372 0.00 0 580 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Gaston

63 150,023 41.99 7 19,893 35.19 56 128,645 43.53 0 390 0.00 0 1,095 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Lincoln

7 7,614 91.94 0 634 0.00 7 6,923 101.12 0 19 0.00 0 38 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Mecklenburg

244 545,685 44.71 141 144,934 97.29 103 386,018 26.68 0 2,346 0.00 0 12,387 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Rowan

9 83,778 10.74 0 13,748 0.00 9 69,335 12.98 0 218 0.00 0 478 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Union

22 92,194 23.86 8 14,926 53.60 14 76,530 18.29 0 341 0.00 0 387 0.00

Fayetteville, N.C.

Cumberland

162 291,434 55.59 97 93,288 103.98 61 184,245 33.11 4 5,246 76.25 0 8,656 0.00

Goldsboro, N.C.

Wayne

29 102,970 28.16 19 33,898 56.05 10 67,651 14.78 0 299 0.00 0 1,122 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Alamance

20 51,143 39.11 0 10,019 0.00 20 40,648 49.20 0 153 0.00 0 322 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Davidson

40 116,755 34.26 7 11,617 60.26 29 104,157 27.84 0 385 0.00 4 607 658.84

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Davie

1 909 110.01 1 83 1,199.68 0 821 0.00 0 3 0.00 0 2 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Forsyth

69 124,931 55.23 15 31,458 47.68 54 92,112 58.62 0 275 0.00 0 1,074 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Guilford

256 375,883 68.11 163 100,173 162.72 83 268,193 30.95 1 1,992 50.20 9 5,525 162.88

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Randolph

219 113,131 193.58 45 6,946 647.83 173 105,110 164.59 0 532 0.00 1 543 184.15

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Stokes

15 40,580 36.96 3 2,378 126.16 12 38,007 31.57 0 73 0.00 0 126 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Yadkin

4 26,023 15.37 0 1,140 0.00 4 24,829 16.11 0 26 0.00 0 29 0.00

Greenville, N.C.

Pitt

13 105,005 12.38 4 35,838 11.16 9 67,970 13.24 0 231 0.00 0 977 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Alexander

11 29,955 36.72 4 1,860 215.03 7 27,966 25.03 0 54 0.00 0 75 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Burke

28 77,204 36.27 0 5,852 0.00 28 70,063 39.96 0 170 0.00 0 1,119 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Caldwell

2 52,543 3.81 0 2,979 0.00 2 49,364 4.05 0 79 0.00 0 121 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Catawba

16 117,571 13.61 2 10,805 18.51 14 105,355 13.29 0 235 0.00 0 1,164 0.00

Jacksonville, N.C.

Onslow

26 145,962 17.81 3 28,798 10.42 23 111,865 20.56 0 1,095 0.00 0 4,204 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Currituck

3 16,060 18.68 1 1,730 57.81 2 14,165 14.12 0 74 0.00 0 92 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chatham

8 42,484 18.83 2 9,886 20.23 6 32,347 18.55 0 144 0.00 0 110 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Durham

60 195,670 30.66 49 73,298 66.85 11 117,226 9.38 0 528 0.00 0 4,618 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Franklin

2 36,002 5.56 1 13,044 7.67 1 22,789 4.39 0 76 0.00 0 97 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Johnston

31 71,485 43.37 6 13,153 45.62 25 57,953 43.14 0 164 0.00 0 214 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Orange

15 38,635 38.82 10 6,290 158.99 4 30,904 12.94 1 131 761.27 0 1,306 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Wake

100 485,473 20.60 44 101,804 43.22 56 369,299 15.16 0 1,505 0.00 0 12,865 0.00

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Edgecombe

9 22,372 40.23 6 12,620 47.54 3 9,685 30.98 0 31 0.00 0 36 0.00

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Nash

37 99,018 37.37 30 31,725 94.56 7 66,580 10.51 0 317 0.00 0 396 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

Brunswick

1 2,268 44.09 0 415 0.00 1 1,836 54.46 0 11 0.00 0 5 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

New Hanover

86 133,704 64.32 23 27,449 83.79 62 104,797 59.16 0 521 0.00 1 949 105.34

 

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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