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West Virginia All Drugs Arrests

West Virginia Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug 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.

399 647,998 61.57 123 25,695 478.69 276 618,011 44.66 0 853 0.00 0 3,448 0.00

Charleston, W.V.

Kanawha

152 192,065 79.14 60 12,964 462.81 92 177,506 51.83 0 288 0.00 0 1,325 0.00

Charleston, W.V.

Putnam

27 45,725 59.05 0 142 0.00 27 45,377 59.50 0 50 0.00 0 155 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Cabell

85 101,481 83.76 32 4,262 750.79 53 96,468 54.94 0 112 0.00 0 639 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Wayne

14 36,049 38.84 0 32 0.00 14 35,916 38.98 0 58 0.00 0 47 0.00

Parkersburg-Marietta, W.V.-Oh.

Wood

38 47,307 80.33 1 449 222.51 37 46,583 79.43 0 61 0.00 0 213 0.00

Steubenville-Weirton, Oh.-W.V.

Brooke

2 18,863 10.60 0 151 0.00 2 18,633 10.73 0 23 0.00 0 57 0.00

Steubenville-Weirton, Oh.-W.V.

Hancock

5 35,547 14.07 0 935 0.00 5 34,452 14.51 0 36 0.00 0 124 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Berkeley

45 65,671 68.52 22 2,522 872.40 23 62,676 36.70 0 112 0.00 0 355 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Jefferson

21 37,625 55.81 7 2,848 245.77 14 34,536 40.54 0 64 0.00 0 177 0.00

Wheeling, W.V.-Oh.

Marshall

6 30,952 19.38 0 152 0.00 6 30,692 19.55 0 25 0.00 0 80 0.00

Wheeling, W.V.-Oh.

Ohio

4 36,713 10.90 1 1,237 80.83 3 35,171 8.53 0 26 0.00 0 275 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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