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Connecticut All Drugs Possession

Connecticut 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.

14,528 2,636,886 550.95 5,228 263,485 1,984.18 9,268 2,308,938 401.40 4 5,782 69.18 28 58,830 47.59

Hartford, Ct.

Hartford

6,164 766,542 804.13 2,361 86,236 2,737.84 3,792 661,832 572.95 3 1,610 186.37 8 16,941 47.22

Hartford, Ct.

Litchfield

208 64,943 320.28 5 662 754.81 203 63,404 320.17 0 136 0.00 0 740 0.00

Hartford, Ct.

Middlesex

427 89,026 479.64 136 3,997 3,402.32 288 83,569 344.63 0 151 0.00 3 1,300 230.81

Hartford, Ct.

Tolland

174 40,583 428.75 16 860 1,859.69 157 38,643 406.28 0 77 0.00 1 1,002 99.76

Stamford-Norwalk, Ct.

Fairfield

2,334 801,002 291.39 705 84,826 831.11 1,615 691,745 233.47 0 1,362 0.00 14 23,149 60.48

New Haven-Meriden, Ct.

New Haven

4,360 721,641 604.18 1,731 79,453 2,178.66 2,627 627,683 418.52 0 1,588 0.00 2 12,917 15.48

New London-Norwich, Ct.-R.I.

New London

833 138,623 600.91 274 7,264 3,772.11 558 127,921 436.21 1 804 124.38 0 2,634 0.00

New London-Norwich, Ct.-R.I.

Windham

28 14,526 192.76 0 186 0.00 28 14,140 198.03 0 54 0.00 0 147 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)