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Florida All Drugs Possession

Florida 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.

58,568 13,206,130 443.49 24,751 1,930,016 1,282.42 33,701 11,009,319 306.11 27 44,553 60.60 89 222,313 40.03

Daytona Beach, Fl.

Flagler

198 38,628 512.58 30 3,554 844.17 168 34,472 487.36 0 81 0.00 0 521 0.00

Daytona Beach, Fl.

Volusia

3,166 407,545 776.85 1,085 41,570 2,610.08 2,080 360,392 577.15 0 1,263 0.00 1 4,320 23.15

Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Broward

7,578 1,401,620 540.66 3,459 241,499 1,432.30 4,090 1,130,266 361.86 20 3,784 528.49 9 26,210 34.34

Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fl.

Lee

1,575 373,045 422.20 385 27,792 1,385.30 1,189 341,262 348.41 1 1,007 99.28 0 2,984 0.00

Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, Fl.

Martin

609 110,230 552.48 146 7,286 2,003.79 463 101,610 455.66 0 463 0.00 0 882 0.00

Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, Fl.

St. Lucie

555 171,745 323.15 157 31,137 504.22 398 138,461 287.45 0 515 0.00 0 1,649 0.00

Fort Walton Beach, Fl.

Okaloosa

355 163,264 217.44 81 16,179 500.63 271 140,309 193.15 0 1,078 0.00 3 5,698 52.65

Gainesville, Fl.

Alachua

1,291 195,999 658.68 723 41,238 1,753.23 567 147,783 383.67 0 470 0.00 1 6,507 15.37

Jacksonville, Fl.

Clay

261 122,206 213.57 38 7,112 534.28 223 111,696 199.65 0 525 0.00 0 2,884 0.00

Jacksonville, Fl.

Duval

3,576 714,304 500.63 2,130 190,433 1,118.50 1,443 502,370 287.24 1 2,429 41.18 2 19,072 10.49

Jacksonville, Fl.

Nassau

166 50,357 329.65 60 5,791 1,036.08 106 44,163 240.02 0 186 0.00 0 217 0.00

Jacksonville, Fl.

St. Johns

309 99,794 309.64 88 9,650 911.91 221 89,056 248.16 0 240 0.00 0 848 0.00

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fl.

Polk

1,648 436,129 377.87 575 64,591 890.22 1,072 366,261 292.69 1 1,570 63.69 0 3,707 0.00

Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, Fl.

Brevard

1,622 449,665 360.71 459 39,526 1,161.27 1,161 400,022 290.23 0 1,889 0.00 2 8,229 24.30

Miami, Fl.

Dade

8,703 2,026,518 429.46 4,512 419,692 1,075.07 4,188 1,568,120 267.07 0 4,661 0.00 3 34,046 8.81

Naples, Fl.

Collier

641 179,114 357.87 69 9,457 729.60 572 167,937 340.60 0 716 0.00 0 1,003 0.00

Ocala, Fl.

Marion

793 223,162 355.35 283 31,131 909.06 510 189,710 268.83 0 848 0.00 0 1,495 0.00

Orlando, Fl.

Lake

517 174,509 296.26 112 18,376 609.50 404 154,667 261.21 0 541 0.00 1 907 110.20

Orlando, Fl.

Orange

3,740 749,375 499.08 1,856 126,719 1,464.65 1,877 598,751 313.49 0 2,773 0.00 7 21,132 33.12

Orlando, Fl.

Osceola

428 128,025 334.31 81 8,130 996.36 347 116,682 297.39 0 525 0.00 0 2,701 0.00

Orlando, Fl.

Santa Rosa

159 100,478 158.24 19 4,441 427.82 139 93,354 148.90 0 1,015 0.00 1 1,678 59.60

Orlando, Fl.

Seminole

732 328,677 222.71 177 30,896 572.90 554 289,104 191.63 0 1,118 0.00 1 7,560 13.23

Panama City, Fl.

Bay

490 136,407 359.22 113 16,246 695.55 375 115,714 324.07 1 1,187 84.26 1 3,246 30.80

Pensacola, Fl.

Escambia

1,348 275,942 488.51 679 60,790 1,116.96 669 204,749 326.74 0 3,146 0.00 0 7,257 0.00

Pensacola, Fl.

Santa Rosa

159 100,478 158.24 19 4,441 427.82 139 93,354 148.90 0 1,015 0.00 1 1,678 59.60

Punta Gorda, Fl.

Charlotte

264 128,422 205.57 47 5,509 853.10 217 121,346 178.83 0 308 0.00 0 1,246 0.00

Sarasota-Bradenton, Fl.

Manatee

739 226,393 326.42 342 19,877 1,720.56 397 203,935 194.67 0 747 0.00 0 1,834 0.00

Sarasota-Bradenton, Fl.

Sarasota

1,223 299,444 408.42 469 14,673 3,196.40 754 282,016 267.36 0 599 0.00 0 2,126 0.00

Tallahassee, Fl.

Gadsden

91 43,516 209.12 74 26,497 279.28 17 16,775 101.34 0 109 0.00 0 139 0.00

Tallahassee, Fl.

Leon

947 213,717 443.11 531 56,614 937.94 414 152,423 271.61 0 684 0.00 2 3,997 50.04

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl.

Hernando

36 118,375 30.41 12 5,208 230.39 24 112,148 21.40 0 343 0.00 0 675 0.00

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl.

Hillsborough

6,353 887,640 715.72 2,983 127,998 2,330.51 3,345 740,203 451.90 1 3,284 30.45 24 16,155 148.56

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl.

Pasco

552 301,993 182.79 49 6,946 705.46 500 291,604 171.47 1 1,087 91.98 2 2,356 84.91

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl.

Pinellas

4,804 870,768 551.70 1,810 76,628 2,362.07 2,971 777,683 382.03 0 2,525 0.00 23 13,932 165.08

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Fl

Palm Beach

2,940 958,646 306.68 1,098 132,389 829.37 1,836 810,919 226.41 1 1,821 54.90 5 13,421 37.25

 

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)