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Colorado All Drugs Possession

Colorado 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.

8,843 2,161,684 409.08 1,481 109,130 1,357.10 7,265 1,980,033 366.91 60 19,145 313.40 37 53,343 69.36

Boulder-Longmont, Co.

Boulder

320 262,814 121.76 8 2,523 317.08 307 250,961 122.33 1 1,656 60.40 4 7,674 52.12

Colorado Springs, Co.

El Paso

480 138,025 347.76 39 10,476 372.28 437 122,056 358.03 2 1,242 161.00 2 4,265 46.89

Denver, Co.

Adams

1,062 293,795 361.48 31 10,371 298.91 1,026 271,232 378.27 2 2,909 68.76 3 9,255 32.42

Denver, Co.

Arapahoe

331 96,710 342.26 20 5,948 336.27 309 86,913 355.53 1 542 184.65 1 3,298 30.32

Denver, Co.

Denver

4,964 505,843 981.33 1,326 71,729 1,848.64 3,568 412,060 865.89 49 7,132 687.01 21 14,922 140.73

Denver, Co.

Douglas

53 77,691 68.22 0 583 0.00 53 75,974 69.76 0 342 0.00 0 785 0.00

Denver, Co.

Jefferson

645 385,482 167.32 24 3,084 778.25 615 371,913 165.36 2 2,313 86.47 4 8,172 48.95

Fort Collins-Loveland, Co.

Larimer

393 150,164 261.71 4 991 403.60 386 145,479 265.33 2 991 201.80 1 2,703 37.00

Greeley, Co.

Weld

128 120,319 106.38 1 626 159.83 126 117,564 107.18 0 854 0.00 1 1,275 78.41

Pueblo, Co.

Pueblo

467 130,841 356.92 28 2,800 1,000.00 438 125,882 347.94 1 1,164 85.87 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)