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Louisiana All Drugs Possession

Louisiana Metropolitan Area Parishes

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.

10,630 2,612,755 406.85 6,299 697,941 902.51 4,280 1,869,217 228.97 35 13,638 256.64 16 31,949 50.08

Alexandria, La.

Rapides

459 121,744 377.02 334 35,951 929.04 115 84,186 136.60 9 548 1,642.79 1 1,059 94.41

Baton Rouge, La.

Ascension

92 63,100 145.80 50 15,352 325.69 42 47,420 88.57 0 101 0.00 0 233 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

East Baton Rouge

2,605 385,593 675.58 2,009 140,973 1,425.10 593 237,217 249.98 0 656 0.00 3 6,709 44.71

Baton Rouge, La.

Livingston

171 78,350 218.25 45 4,725 952.48 126 73,273 171.96 0 172 0.00 0 180 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

West Baton Rouge

76 18,082 420.31 43 6,886 624.49 33 11,133 296.41 0 38 0.00 0 27 0.00

Houma, La.

Lafourche

148 82,627 179.12 75 11,055 678.40 73 68,960 105.86 0 1,785 0.00 0 826 0.00

Houma, La.

Terrebonne

82 100,987 81.20 38 17,905 212.23 43 77,205 55.70 1 4,948 20.21 0 929 0.00

Lafayette, La.

Acadia

75 36,317 206.51 47 7,085 663.33 28 29,137 96.10 0 33 0.00 0 62 0.00

Lafayette, La.

Lafayette

1,237 176,118 702.37 609 41,934 1,452.29 606 131,701 460.13 22 387 5,678.01 0 2,096 0.00

Lafayette, La.

St. Landry

318 81,263 391.32 233 34,391 677.51 85 46,580 182.48 0 73 0.00 0 211 0.00

Lafayette, La.

St. Martin

87 45,531 191.08 47 15,854 296.46 38 29,181 130.22 1 82 1,220.17 1 414 241.35

Lake Charles, La.

Calcasieu

710 146,229 485.54 492 35,592 1,382.33 218 109,643 198.83 0 336 0.00 0 658 0.00

Monroe, La.

Ouachita

235 144,769 162.33 102 47,224 215.99 133 96,358 138.03 0 261 0.00 0 927 0.00

New Orleans, La.

Jefferson

1,648 458,070 359.77 687 84,651 811.56 960 358,852 267.52 1 1,878 53.25 0 12,734 0.00

New Orleans, La.

Plaquemines

192 25,613 749.62 68 6,262 1,085.85 114 18,226 625.47 0 487 0.00 10 640 1,561.71

New Orleans, La.

St. Charles

141 46,035 306.29 86 11,868 724.65 55 33,799 162.73 0 120 0.00 0 249 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. James

42 17,108 245.50 25 8,862 282.11 17 8,224 206.72 0 3 0.00 0 19 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. John the Baptist

160 42,003 380.93 116 15,991 725.43 44 25,706 171.17 0 101 0.00 0 206 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. Tammany

386 166,603 231.69 152 19,676 772.52 234 145,178 161.18 0 633 0.00 0 1,116 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Bossier

477 89,133 535.16 183 19,057 960.30 293 68,525 427.58 1 348 287.67 0 1,212 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Caddo

1,167 244,991 476.34 784 102,504 764.85 382 140,527 271.83 0 563 0.00 1 1,372 72.89

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Webster

122 42,489 287.13 74 14,145 523.17 48 28,187 170.29 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)