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Iowa All Drugs Possession

Iowa 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.

3,457 1,057,663 326.85 618 41,636 1,484.29 2,781 991,877 280.38 40 4,522 884.53 18 19,640 91.65

Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Linn

47 55,589 84.55 9 1,201 749.55 37 53,655 68.96 1 133 749.55 0 600 0.00

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

Scott

605 156,665 386.17 204 8,977 2,272.50 398 145,260 273.99 2 564 354.61 1 1,864 53.64

Des Moines, Ia.

Dallas

20 32,229 62.06 1 68 1,477.52 19 32,013 59.35 0 45 0.00 0 103 0.00

Des Moines, Ia.

Polk

1,555 347,482 447.51 221 17,096 1,292.69 1,327 320,969 413.44 1 1,112 89.93 6 8,305 72.25

Des Moines, Ia.

Warren

87 32,413 268.41 1 84 1,186.61 85 32,112 264.70 1 52 1,928.24 0 165 0.00

Dubuque, Ia.

Dubuque

9 29,323 30.69 1 132 757.84 8 28,968 27.62 0 29 0.00 0 194 0.00

Iowa City, Ia.

Johnson

177 100,462 176.19 20 2,381 840.00 155 92,837 166.96 2 221 904.91 0 5,023 0.00

Omaha, Nb.-Ia.

Pottawattamie

54 80,636 66.97 1 508 196.85 51 79,531 64.13 1 234 427.63 1 363 275.59

Sioux City, Ia.-Nb.

Woodbury

571 98,594 579.14 62 2,080 2,980.29 469 92,925 504.71 31 1,883 1,646.18 9 1,706 527.65

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Ia.

Black Hawk

332 124,270 267.16 98 9,109 1,075.86 232 113,608 204.21 1 249 402.35 1 1,317 75.92

 

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)