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Iowa All Drugs Sales

Iowa 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.

4,154 1,117,018 371.88 771 41,903 1,839.96 3,320 1,050,514 316.04 41 4,582 894.89 22 20,032 109.82

Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Linn

56 55,589 100.74 15 1,201 1,249.25 40 53,655 74.55 1 133 749.55 0 600 0.00

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

Scott

710 156,665 453.20 258 8,977 2,874.04 449 145,260 309.10 2 564 354.61 1 1,864 53.64

Des Moines, Ia.

Dallas

26 32,229 80.67 1 68 1,477.52 25 32,013 78.09 0 45 0.00 0 103 0.00

Des Moines, Ia.

Polk

2,019 347,482 581.04 306 17,096 1,789.88 1,703 320,969 530.58 1 1,112 89.93 9 8,305 108.37

Des Moines, Ia.

Warren

114 32,413 351.71 1 84 1,186.61 112 32,112 348.78 1 52 1,928.24 0 165 0.00

Dubuque, Ia.

Dubuque

15 88,678 16.92 1 399 250.59 14 87,605 15.98 0 89 0.00 0 585 0.00

Iowa City, Ia.

Johnson

184 100,462 183.15 23 2,381 966.00 159 92,837 171.27 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

626 98,594 634.93 62 2,080 2,980.29 523 92,925 562.82 32 1,883 1,699.28 9 1,706 527.65

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Ia.

Black Hawk

350 124,270 281.64 103 9,109 1,130.75 244 113,608 214.77 1 249 402.35 2 1,317 151.83

 

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)