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Colorado All Drugs Sales

Colorado Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug 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.

11,668 2,791,558 417.97 1,927 143,466 1,343.17 9,618 2,552,836 376.76 67 23,887 280.49 56 71,354 78.48

Boulder-Longmont, Co.

Boulder

620 262,814 235.91 12 2,523 475.62 603 250,961 240.28 1 1,656 60.40 4 7,674 52.12

Colorado Springs, Co.

El Paso

1,630 462,382 352.52 292 35,095 832.03 1,314 408,884 321.36 5 4,161 120.15 19 14,288 132.98

Denver, Co.

Adams

1,190 293,795 405.04 39 10,371 376.05 1,146 271,232 422.52 2 2,909 68.76 3 9,255 32.42

Denver, Co.

Arapahoe

689 234,655 293.62 45 14,431 311.82 640 210,884 303.48 2 1,314 152.20 2 8,002 24.99

Denver, Co.

Denver

5,296 505,843 1,046.97 1,473 71,729 2,053.58 3,752 412,060 910.55 50 7,132 701.03 21 14,922 140.73

Denver, Co.

Douglas

55 77,691 70.79 0 583 0.00 55 75,974 72.39 0 342 0.00 0 785 0.00

Denver, Co.

Jefferson

1,068 483,303 220.98 31 3,866 801.77 1,029 466,291 220.68 3 2,900 103.45 5 10,246 48.80

Fort Collins-Loveland, Co.

Larimer

511 213,817 238.99 6 1,411 425.17 501 207,146 241.86 3 1,411 212.59 1 3,849 25.98

Greeley, Co.

Weld

137 126,417 108.37 1 657 152.12 135 123,522 109.29 0 898 0.00 1 1,340 74.63

Pueblo, Co.

Pueblo

472 130,841 360.74 28 2,800 1,000.00 443 125,882 351.92 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)