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Colorado All Drugs Arrests

Colorado 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.

960 2,255,529 42.56 172 113,587 151.43 784 2,067,219 37.93 3 19,355 15.50 1 55,331 1.81

Boulder-Longmont, Co.

Boulder

75 205,150 36.56 3 1,969 152.33 72 195,898 36.75 0 1,292 0.00 0 5,990 0.00

Colorado Springs, Co.

El Paso

21 135,125 15.54 4 10,256 39.00 17 119,491 14.23 0 1,216 0.00 0 4,175 0.00

Denver, Co.

Adams

72 212,731 33.85 6 7,509 79.90 66 196,393 33.61 0 2,106 0.00 0 6,701 0.00

Denver, Co.

Arapahoe

68 214,341 31.73 6 13,182 45.52 60 192,628 31.15 1 1,200 83.31 1 7,309 13.68

Denver, Co.

Denver

326 505,843 64.45 146 71,729 203.55 179 412,060 43.44 1 7,132 14.02 0 14,922 0.00

Denver, Co.

Douglas

2 77,691 2.57 0 583 0.00 2 75,974 2.63 0 342 0.00 0 785 0.00

Denver, Co.

Jefferson

281 443,049 63.42 5 3,544 141.07 276 427,454 64.57 0 2,658 0.00 0 9,393 0.00

Fort Collins-Loveland, Co.

Larimer

101 210,130 48.07 2 1,387 144.21 98 203,574 48.14 1 1,387 72.11 0 3,782 0.00

Greeley, Co.

Weld

9 120,628 7.46 0 627 0.00 9 117,866 7.64 0 856 0.00 0 1,279 0.00

Pueblo, Co.

Pueblo

5 130,841 3.82 0 2,800 0.00 5 125,882 3.97 0 1,164 0.00 0 994 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)