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Washington Marijuana Sales

Washington 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.

430 2,063,195 20.84 26 85,395 30.45 393 1,838,168 21.38 2 32,232 6.21 9 107,385 8.38

Bellingham, Wa.

Whatcom

10 58,059 17.22 0 337 0.00 10 54,512 18.34 0 1,881 0.00 0 1,330 0.00

Bremerton, Wa.

Kitsap

61 215,833 28.26 3 6,130 48.94 55 194,055 28.34 0 3,799 0.00 3 11,828 25.36

Olympia, Wa.

Thurston

25 110,901 22.54 0 2,229 0.00 25 101,674 24.59 0 1,797 0.00 0 5,212 0.00

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Clark

75 271,044 27.67 1 3,876 25.80 73 256,381 28.47 1 2,738 36.53 0 8,050 0.00

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Cowlitz

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa.

Benton

23 84,305 27.28 0 944 0.00 23 80,503 28.57 0 717 0.00 0 2,141 0.00

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa.

Franklin

14 41,140 34.03 0 1,720 0.00 14 37,878 36.96 0 346 0.00 0 1,193 0.00

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

Island

24 69,439 34.56 0 1,493 0.00 22 63,696 34.54 0 576 0.00 2 3,673 54.45

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

King

77 302,109 25.49 11 16,948 64.90 63 252,201 24.98 1 3,625 27.58 2 29,335 6.82

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

Snohomish

27 38,184 70.71 1 447 223.84 26 35,507 73.22 0 546 0.00 0 1,684 0.00

Spokane, Wa.

Spokane

14 198,179 7.06 0 3,131 0.00 14 187,398 7.47 0 3,171 0.00 0 4,479 0.00

Tacoma, Wa.

Pierce

47 603,215 7.79 10 47,051 21.25 35 510,018 6.86 0 8,988 0.00 2 37,158 5.38

Yakima, Wa.

Yakima

33 70,787 46.62 0 1,090 0.00 33 64,345 51.29 0 4,049 0.00 0 1,302 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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