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Kentucky All Drugs Possession

Kentucky 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.

6,022 1,820,363 330.81 2,279 189,874 1,200.27 3,732 1,611,932 231.52 3 2,774 108.14 8 15,804 50.62

Cincinnati, Oh.-Ky.-In.

Boone

335 68,072 492.13 15 442 3,390.08 320 67,024 477.44 0 95 0.00 0 511 0.00

Cincinnati, Oh.-Ky.-In.

Campbell

272 84,683 321.20 41 898 4,567.53 230 83,362 275.91 0 102 0.00 1 322 310.76

Cincinnati, Oh.-Ky.-In.

Gallatin

10 6,166 162.18 1 110 911.12 8 6,041 132.43 0 7 0.00 1 8 12,475.36

Cincinnati, Oh.-Ky.-In.

Grant

45 17,081 263.45 9 48 18,817.90 35 16,997 205.92 0 10 0.00 1 26 3,902.97

Cincinnati, Oh.-Ky.-In.

Kenton

317 134,088 236.41 49 4,036 1,214.06 268 129,154 207.50 0 147 0.00 0 764 0.00

Cincinnati, Oh.-Ky.-In.

Pendleton

8 12,579 63.60 0 44 0.00 8 12,504 63.98 0 23 0.00 0 9 0.00

Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tn.-Ky.

Christian

105 66,171 158.68 41 16,245 252.39 64 48,536 131.86 0 298 0.00 0 1,092 0.00

Evansville-Henderson, In.-Ky.

Henderson

68 43,763 155.38 14 3,173 441.25 54 40,358 133.80 0 66 0.00 0 162 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Boyd

98 50,998 192.16 7 1,096 638.42 91 49,631 183.35 0 87 0.00 0 189 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Carter

30 6,021 498.26 0 7 0.00 30 6,003 499.76 0 6 0.00 0 6 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Greenup

30 35,134 85.39 0 165 0.00 30 34,800 86.21 0 39 0.00 0 134 0.00

Lexington, Ky.

Bell

15 30,322 49.47 0 810 0.00 15 29,373 51.07 0 39 0.00 0 100 0.00

Lexington, Ky.

Bourbon

80 17,710 451.72 12 1,562 768.23 68 16,098 422.40 0 23 0.00 0 27 0.00

Lexington, Ky.

Clark

25 30,758 81.28 2 1,744 114.68 22 28,888 76.16 0 71 0.00 1 55 1,806.21

Lexington, Ky.

Fayette

25 237,389 10.53 6 32,332 18.56 19 199,763 9.51 0 380 0.00 0 4,914 0.00

Lexington, Ky.

Jessamine

29 33,845 85.68 0 1,130 0.00 27 32,478 83.13 2 68 2,954.65 0 173 0.00

Lexington, Ky.

Madison

125 62,495 200.02 20 3,268 611.90 104 58,702 177.17 0 87 0.00 1 437 228.59

Lexington, Ky.

Scott

52 27,019 192.46 5 1,754 285.14 47 25,093 187.31 0 27 0.00 0 146 0.00

Lexington, Ky.

Woodford

37 8,002 462.38 2 535 374.16 35 7,441 470.36 0 10 0.00 0 15 0.00

Louisville, Ky.-In.

Bullitt

51 55,247 92.31 1 238 420.94 50 54,783 91.27 0 83 0.00 0 144 0.00

Louisville, Ky.-In.

Jefferson

3,805 661,787 574.96 1,992 114,952 1,732.89 1,809 539,820 335.11 1 927 107.93 3 6,088 49.27

Louisville, Ky.-In.

Oldham

54 40,117 134.61 9 1,412 637.34 45 38,432 117.09 0 80 0.00 0 193 0.00

Owensboro, Ky.

Daviess

406 90,916 446.57 53 3,873 1,368.44 353 86,652 407.38 0 100 0.00 0 291 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)