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Georgia All Drugs Possession

Georgia 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.

19,680 4,247,973 463.28 12,853 1,308,839 982.02 6,770 2,837,126 238.62 11 9,789 112.37 46 92,267 49.86

Albany, Ga.

Dougherty

379 100,031 378.88 247 53,026 465.81 132 46,094 286.37 0 260 0.00 0 650 0.00

Albany, Ga.

Lee

108 18,492 584.04 36 3,859 932.82 72 14,514 496.06 0 39 0.00 0 78 0.00

Athens, Ga.

Clarke

251 91,242 275.09 114 26,606 428.47 136 61,315 221.81 1 182 547.99 0 3,139 0.00

Athens, Ga.

Oconee

80 18,744 426.80 16 1,610 993.72 64 16,961 377.33 0 30 0.00 0 142 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Barrow

108 33,356 323.78 44 4,326 1,017.04 64 28,569 224.02 0 73 0.00 0 387 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Bartow

157 17,510 896.63 60 1,793 3,346.30 97 15,608 621.46 0 42 0.00 0 67 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Carroll

532 77,364 687.66 287 13,639 2,104.22 245 63,199 387.67 0 162 0.00 0 364 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Cherokee

435 109,939 395.67 20 2,386 838.34 415 106,707 388.92 0 319 0.00 0 528 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Clayton

257 195,587 131.40 118 50,305 234.57 138 137,067 100.68 0 528 0.00 1 7,667 13.04

Atlanta, Ga.

Cobb

943 115,837 814.07 372 12,638 2,943.55 567 99,990 567.05 0 278 0.00 4 2,931 136.49

Atlanta, Ga.

Coweta

457 67,726 674.78 221 17,006 1,299.54 236 50,307 469.12 0 149 0.00 0 271 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

De Kalb

753 542,397 138.83 578 242,126 238.72 174 277,165 62.78 0 1,139 0.00 1 22,021 4.54

Atlanta, Ga.

Douglas

457 81,435 561.18 121 7,297 1,658.31 335 73,259 457.28 1 220 454.80 0 660 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Fayette

190 73,909 257.07 28 4,568 613.02 161 67,464 238.65 0 103 0.00 1 1,774 56.38

Atlanta, Ga.

Forsyth

62 58,002 106.89 1 17 5,746.93 61 57,654 105.80 0 174 0.00 0 157 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Fulton

8,939 742,141 1,204.49 7,930 392,296 2,021.43 983 335,670 292.85 1 1,262 79.26 25 12,913 193.60

Atlanta, Ga.

Gwinnett

917 429,150 213.68 188 24,333 772.62 724 386,063 187.53 1 987 101.31 4 17,767 22.51

Atlanta, Ga.

Henry

183 69,589 262.97 57 8,156 698.89 126 60,716 207.52 0 139 0.00 0 578 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Newton

256 47,648 537.27 128 11,907 1,074.98 128 35,469 360.88 0 105 0.00 0 167 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Paulding

26 56,871 45.72 2 2,593 77.12 24 53,965 44.47 0 165 0.00 0 148 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Rockdale

105 8,643 1,214.86 32 786 4,073.07 73 7,717 945.92 0 20 0.00 0 120 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Spalding

74 22,868 323.60 44 7,254 606.58 30 15,436 194.35 0 39 0.00 0 139 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Walton

130 46,309 280.72 59 9,489 621.79 71 36,450 194.79 0 107 0.00 0 259 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Columbia

356 81,575 436.41 65 9,977 651.52 286 68,654 416.58 2 204 980.69 3 2,749 109.13

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

McDuffie

6 21,655 27.71 6 8,569 70.02 0 13,004 0.00 0 39 0.00 0 43 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Richmond

746 196,777 379.11 559 87,704 637.37 187 103,544 180.60 0 630 0.00 0 4,900 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Catoosa

58 47,438 122.26 6 460 1,303.93 52 46,622 111.54 0 109 0.00 0 251 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Dade

54 14,198 380.34 0 143 0.00 54 13,962 386.76 0 50 0.00 0 41 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Walker

52 55,372 93.91 9 2,409 373.65 43 52,642 81.68 0 138 0.00 0 183 0.00

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Chattahoochee

5 15,968 31.31 2 4,985 40.12 3 10,240 29.30 0 126 0.00 0 618 0.00

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Harris

94 16,073 584.83 20 4,531 441.41 74 11,444 646.63 0 48 0.00 0 51 0.00

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Muscogee

473 190,328 248.52 300 77,330 387.95 171 108,525 157.57 0 666 0.00 2 3,807 52.54

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Troup

34 4,262 797.75 30 1,401 2,140.80 4 2,825 141.60 0 5 0.00 0 31 0.00

Macon, Ga.

Bibb

769 157,807 487.30 554 70,634 784.32 214 85,800 249.42 0 221 0.00 1 1,152 86.81

Macon, Ga.

Houston

313 100,369 311.85 106 23,938 442.81 205 74,464 275.30 0 321 0.00 2 1,646 121.50

Macon, Ga.

Jones

20 22,097 90.51 6 6,315 95.01 14 15,671 89.34 0 35 0.00 0 75 0.00

Macon, Ga.

Peach

195 14,685 1,327.89 59 7,401 797.16 132 7,163 1,842.72 4 51 7,782.48 0 69 0.00

Macon, Ga.

Twiggs

17 10,094 168.42 10 4,941 202.39 7 5,137 136.27 0 8 0.00 0 8 0.00

Savannah, Ga.

Bryan

46 18,554 247.92 21 3,082 681.42 25 15,301 163.38 0 35 0.00 0 134 0.00

Savannah, Ga.

Chatham

593 224,801 263.79 384 92,056 417.14 206 128,766 159.98 1 517 193.41 2 3,462 57.77

Savannah, Ga.

Effingham

50 31,130 160.62 13 4,947 262.81 37 26,000 142.31 0 62 0.00 0 121 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)