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Georgia All Drugs Sales

Georgia 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.

26,288 4,330,254 607.08 17,000 1,323,534 1,284.44 9,202 2,903,389 316.94 17 9,983 170.28 69 93,395 73.88

Albany, Ga.

Dougherty

592 100,031 591.82 439 53,026 827.89 153 46,094 331.93 0 260 0.00 0 650 0.00

Albany, Ga.

Lee

148 18,492 800.35 53 3,859 1,373.31 95 14,514 654.52 0 39 0.00 0 78 0.00

Athens, Ga.

Clarke

391 91,242 428.53 207 26,606 778.02 183 61,315 298.46 1 182 547.99 0 3,139 0.00

Athens, Ga.

Madison

4 1,188 336.70 1 121 829.31 3 1,061 282.69 0 2 0.00 0 4 0.00

Athens, Ga.

Oconee

91 18,744 485.49 20 1,610 1,242.15 71 16,961 418.60 0 30 0.00 0 142 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Barrow

132 33,356 395.73 53 4,326 1,225.07 79 28,569 276.52 0 73 0.00 0 387 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Bartow

215 17,510 1,227.87 84 1,793 4,684.82 129 15,608 826.48 2 42 4,759.19 0 67 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Carroll

619 77,364 800.11 342 13,639 2,507.46 277 63,199 438.30 0 162 0.00 0 364 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Cherokee

475 109,939 432.06 37 2,386 1,550.92 438 106,707 410.47 0 319 0.00 0 528 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Clayton

1,325 195,587 677.45 592 50,305 1,176.82 731 137,067 533.31 0 528 0.00 2 7,667 26.09

Atlanta, Ga.

Cobb

1,985 115,837 1,713.61 1,048 12,638 8,292.57 929 99,990 929.09 2 278 719.40 6 2,931 204.73

Atlanta, Ga.

Coweta

512 67,726 755.99 258 17,006 1,517.11 254 50,307 504.90 0 149 0.00 0 271 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

De Kalb

1,196 544,767 219.54 928 243,184 381.60 265 278,376 95.20 0 1,144 0.00 3 22,118 13.56

Atlanta, Ga.

Douglas

542 81,435 665.56 133 7,297 1,822.77 408 73,259 556.93 1 220 454.80 0 660 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Fayette

219 77,499 282.58 29 4,789 605.50 188 70,741 265.76 0 108 0.00 2 1,860 107.53

Atlanta, Ga.

Forsyth

110 58,002 189.65 1 17 5,746.93 109 57,654 189.06 0 174 0.00 0 157 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Fulton

10,145 745,044 1,361.66 8,934 393,830 2,268.49 1,175 336,983 348.68 1 1,267 78.95 35 12,964 269.98

Atlanta, Ga.

Gwinnett

1,099 429,150 256.09 251 24,333 1,031.53 842 386,063 218.10 1 987 101.31 5 17,767 28.14

Atlanta, Ga.

Henry

250 69,589 359.25 79 8,156 968.63 171 60,716 281.64 0 139 0.00 0 578 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Newton

300 47,648 629.62 154 11,907 1,293.33 146 35,469 411.63 0 105 0.00 0 167 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Paulding

33 56,871 58.03 2 2,593 77.12 31 53,965 57.44 0 165 0.00 0 148 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Rockdale

203 63,316 320.61 59 5,755 1,025.12 144 56,535 254.71 0 146 0.00 0 880 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Spalding

88 22,868 384.82 57 7,254 785.80 31 15,436 200.83 0 39 0.00 0 139 0.00

Atlanta, Ga.

Walton

164 46,309 354.14 73 9,489 769.34 91 36,450 249.66 0 107 0.00 0 259 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Columbia

402 81,575 492.80 78 9,977 781.83 318 68,654 463.20 3 204 1,471.04 3 2,749 109.13

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

McDuffie

11 21,655 50.80 10 8,569 116.70 1 13,004 7.69 0 39 0.00 0 43 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Richmond

967 196,777 491.42 721 87,704 822.09 246 103,544 237.58 0 630 0.00 0 4,900 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Catoosa

85 47,438 179.18 8 460 1,738.57 77 46,622 165.16 0 109 0.00 0 251 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Dade

64 14,198 450.77 0 143 0.00 64 13,962 458.38 0 50 0.00 0 41 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Walker

106 58,309 181.79 12 2,536 473.10 94 55,434 169.57 0 146 0.00 0 192 0.00

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Chattahoochee

10 15,968 62.63 4 4,985 80.24 6 10,240 58.59 0 126 0.00 0 618 0.00

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Harris

110 17,093 643.54 28 4,819 581.09 82 12,170 673.78 0 51 0.00 0 55 0.00

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Muscogee

1,243 190,328 653.08 880 77,330 1,137.98 357 108,525 328.96 0 666 0.00 6 3,807 157.62

Columbus, Ga.-Al.

Troup

49 4,262 1,149.69 41 1,401 2,925.76 6 2,825 212.40 0 5 0.00 2 31 6,428.26

Macon, Ga.

Bibb

900 157,807 570.32 637 70,634 901.83 262 85,800 305.36 0 221 0.00 1 1,152 86.81

Macon, Ga.

Houston

406 100,369 404.51 171 23,938 714.35 233 74,464 312.90 0 321 0.00 2 1,646 121.50

Macon, Ga.

Jones

38 22,097 171.97 11 6,315 174.18 27 15,671 172.29 0 35 0.00 0 75 0.00

Macon, Ga.

Peach

240 23,216 1,033.77 87 11,701 743.53 149 11,325 1,315.70 4 81 4,922.71 0 109 0.00

Macon, Ga.

Twiggs

24 10,094 237.77 13 4,941 263.10 11 5,137 214.14 0 8 0.00 0 8 0.00

Savannah, Ga.

Bryan

62 18,554 334.16 30 3,082 973.45 32 15,301 209.13 0 35 0.00 0 134 0.00

Savannah, Ga.

Chatham

672 229,870 292.34 420 94,132 446.18 248 131,670 188.35 2 529 378.29 2 3,540 56.50

Savannah, Ga.

Effingham

61 31,130 195.95 15 4,947 303.24 46 26,000 176.92 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)