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Louisiana All Drugs Arrests

Louisiana 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.

3,452 2,444,726 141.20 2,449 652,333 375.42 987 1,748,459 56.45 9 13,296 67.69 7 30,625 22.86

Alexandria, La.

Rapides

33 121,744 27.11 21 35,951 58.41 12 84,186 14.25 0 548 0.00 0 1,059 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

Ascension

56 63,100 88.75 36 15,352 234.49 20 47,420 42.18 0 101 0.00 0 233 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

East Baton Rouge

659 398,820 165.24 592 145,809 406.01 67 245,354 27.31 0 678 0.00 0 6,939 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

Livingston

39 78,350 49.78 22 4,725 465.66 17 73,273 23.20 0 172 0.00 0 180 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

West Baton Rouge

79 18,082 436.90 58 6,886 842.33 21 11,133 188.63 0 38 0.00 0 27 0.00

Houma, La.

Lafourche

92 85,424 107.70 61 11,430 533.70 31 71,295 43.48 0 1,845 0.00 0 854 0.00

Houma, La.

Terrebonne

76 100,987 75.26 35 17,905 195.48 38 77,205 49.22 2 4,948 40.42 1 929 107.63

Lafayette, La.

Acadia

41 37,618 108.99 22 7,339 299.76 19 30,181 62.95 0 34 0.00 0 64 0.00

Lafayette, La.

Lafayette

78 176,118 44.29 31 41,934 73.93 44 131,701 33.41 2 387 516.18 1 2,096 47.71

Lafayette, La.

St. Landry

127 77,168 164.58 116 32,657 355.20 11 44,233 24.87 0 69 0.00 0 201 0.00

Lafayette, La.

St. Martin

212 45,531 465.62 129 15,854 813.68 80 29,181 274.15 0 82 0.00 3 414 724.06

Lake Charles, La.

Calcasieu

71 64,678 109.77 50 15,743 317.61 21 48,496 43.30 0 149 0.00 0 291 0.00

Monroe, La.

Ouachita

12 72,924 16.46 1 23,788 4.20 11 48,538 22.66 0 131 0.00 0 467 0.00

New Orleans, La.

Jefferson

901 430,901 209.10 586 79,631 735.90 310 337,568 91.83 4 1,767 226.41 1 11,979 8.35

New Orleans, La.

Plaquemines

45 25,613 175.69 27 6,262 431.15 17 18,226 93.27 0 487 0.00 1 640 156.17

New Orleans, La.

St. Charles

35 46,035 76.03 24 11,868 202.23 11 33,799 32.55 0 120 0.00 0 249 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. James

14 14,730 95.04 14 7,630 183.48 0 7,081 0.00 0 3 0.00 0 16 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. John the Baptist

2 42,003 4.76 1 15,991 6.25 1 25,706 3.89 0 101 0.00 0 206 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. Tammany

221 168,287 131.32 108 19,875 543.40 113 146,645 77.06 0 639 0.00 0 1,128 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Bossier

144 89,133 161.56 82 19,057 430.30 61 68,525 89.02 1 348 287.67 0 1,212 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Caddo

472 244,991 192.66 403 102,504 393.15 69 140,527 49.10 0 563 0.00 0 1,372 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Webster

43 42,489 101.20 30 14,145 212.10 13 28,187 46.12 0 85 0.00 0 68 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)