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Arizona All Drugs Possession

Arizona Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Possession 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.

14,333 3,464,943 413.66 1,404 130,924 1,072.38 12,586 3,169,814 397.06 282 90,747 310.76 61 73,447 83.05

Las Vegas, Nv.-Az.

Mohave

427 119,400 357.62 3 430 697.93 421 115,030 365.99 3 2,925 102.55 0 1,003 0.00

Phoenix-Mesa, Az.

Maricopa

7,624 2,413,980 315.83 704 96,559 729.09 6,766 2,215,792 305.35 122 48,038 253.96 32 53,590 59.71

Phoenix-Mesa, Az.

Pinal

379 119,881 316.15 41 4,220 971.61 319 102,462 311.33 19 12,468 152.39 0 731 0.00

Tucson, Az.

Pima

5,757 752,261 765.29 655 27,683 2,366.06 4,936 681,172 724.63 137 26,329 520.34 29 17,076 169.83

Yuma, Az.

Yuma

146 59,421 245.70 1 2,032 49.21 144 55,357 260.13 1 986 101.38 0 1,046 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)