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Iowa All Drugs Arrests

Iowa Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Sales 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.

645 736,591 87.57 149 31,172 477.99 492 685,490 71.77 1 3,483 28.71 3 16,451 18.24

Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Linn

9 27,802 32.37 6 601 999.13 3 26,834 11.18 0 67 0.00 0 300 0.00

Davenport-Rock Island-Moline, Ia.-Il.

Scott

101 122,865 82.20 54 7,040 767.03 47 113,920 41.26 0 442 0.00 0 1,462 0.00

Des Moines, Ia.

Dallas

6 6,928 86.61 0 15 0.00 6 6,882 87.19 0 10 0.00 0 22 0.00

Des Moines, Ia.

Polk

451 313,732 143.75 84 15,436 544.20 365 289,794 125.95 0 1,004 0.00 2 7,498 26.67

Des Moines, Ia.

Warren

15 28,864 51.97 0 75 0.00 15 28,596 52.46 0 46 0.00 0 147 0.00

Iowa City, Ia.

Johnson

7 100,462 6.97 3 2,381 126.00 4 92,837 4.31 0 221 0.00 0 5,023 0.00

Sioux City, Ia.-Nb.

Woodbury

44 83,115 52.94 0 1,754 0.00 43 78,336 54.89 1 1,587 62.99 0 1,438 0.00

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Ia.

Black Hawk

12 52,823 22.72 2 3,872 51.65 9 48,291 18.64 0 106 0.00 1 560 178.60

 

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)