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Arkansas All Drugs Possession

Arkansas 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.

4,399 1,105,575 397.89 1,721 193,033 891.56 2,667 893,356 298.54 4 7,149 55.95 7 12,061 58.04

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ar.

Benton

241 113,972 211.46 0 251 0.00 239 111,567 214.22 2 1,459 137.10 0 707 0.00

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ar.

Washington

564 127,129 443.64 54 2,187 2,469.57 509 121,980 417.28 1 1,462 68.40 0 1,500 0.00

Fort Smith, Ar.-Ok.

Crawford

256 47,080 543.76 12 490 2,450.82 242 45,385 533.21 1 673 148.53 1 532 187.97

Fort Smith, Ar.-Ok.

Sebastian

544 104,677 519.69 87 6,574 1,323.45 453 92,597 489.22 0 1,277 0.00 4 4,229 94.59

Little Rock-North Little Rock, Ar.

Faulkner

253 68,857 367.43 40 5,901 677.85 212 62,384 339.83 0 269 0.00 1 303 330.06

Little Rock-North Little Rock, Ar.

Lonoke

42 39,192 107.16 11 3,833 286.98 31 35,065 88.41 0 153 0.00 0 145 0.00

Little Rock-North Little Rock, Ar.

Pulaski

1,831 357,410 512.30 1,166 101,361 1,150.34 664 251,474 264.04 0 1,108 0.00 1 3,467 28.84

Little Rock-North Little Rock, Ar.

Saline

63 72,041 87.45 6 1,650 363.69 57 69,757 81.71 0 295 0.00 0 339 0.00

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

Crittenden

283 50,563 559.70 170 22,784 746.15 113 27,466 411.42 0 86 0.00 0 228 0.00

Pine Bluff, Ar.

Jefferson

115 85,093 135.15 87 38,454 226.25 28 45,993 60.88 0 221 0.00 0 434 0.00

Texarkana, Tx.-Texarkana, Ar.

Miller

207 39,561 523.24 88 9,550 921.46 119 29,687 400.85 0 146 0.00 0 178 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)