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Louisiana All Drugs Sales

Louisiana Metropolitan Area Parishes

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.

14,531 2,654,642 547.38 9,098 709,515 1,282.28 5,366 1,899,064 282.56 44 13,761 319.73 23 32,290 71.23

Alexandria, La.

Rapides

511 123,415 414.05 374 36,444 1,026.22 127 85,341 148.81 9 555 1,620.55 1 1,074 93.13

Baton Rouge, La.

Ascension

166 64,282 258.24 89 15,640 569.06 77 48,308 159.39 0 103 0.00 0 238 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

East Baton Rouge

3,267 398,820 819.17 2,604 145,809 1,785.90 660 245,354 269.00 0 678 0.00 3 6,939 43.23

Baton Rouge, La.

Livingston

210 78,350 268.03 67 4,725 1,418.14 143 73,273 195.16 0 172 0.00 0 180 0.00

Baton Rouge, La.

West Baton Rouge

159 18,082 879.33 105 6,886 1,524.92 54 11,133 485.04 0 38 0.00 0 27 0.00

Houma, La.

Lafourche

244 85,424 285.63 140 11,430 1,224.88 104 71,295 145.87 0 1,845 0.00 0 854 0.00

Houma, La.

Terrebonne

158 100,987 156.46 73 17,905 407.71 81 77,205 104.92 3 4,948 60.63 1 929 107.63

Lafayette, La.

Acadia

127 52,195 243.32 75 10,183 736.50 52 41,876 124.18 0 47 0.00 0 89 0.00

Lafayette, La.

Lafayette

1,336 176,118 758.58 650 41,934 1,550.07 661 131,701 501.89 24 387 6,194.19 1 2,096 47.71

Lafayette, La.

St. Landry

445 82,590 538.81 349 34,952 998.51 96 47,341 202.79 0 74 0.00 0 215 0.00

Lafayette, La.

St. Martin

310 45,531 680.85 183 15,854 1,154.29 122 29,181 418.08 1 82 1,220.17 4 414 965.41

Lake Charles, La.

Calcasieu

783 146,229 535.46 543 35,592 1,525.62 240 109,643 218.89 0 336 0.00 0 658 0.00

Monroe, La.

Ouachita

566 144,769 390.97 374 47,224 791.98 192 96,358 199.26 0 261 0.00 0 927 0.00

New Orleans, La.

Jefferson

2,551 458,070 556.90 1,274 84,651 1,505.00 1,271 358,852 354.18 5 1,878 266.23 1 12,734 7.85

New Orleans, La.

Plaquemines

237 25,613 925.31 92 6,262 1,469.09 134 18,226 735.20 0 487 0.00 11 640 1,717.88

New Orleans, La.

St. Charles

176 46,035 382.32 110 11,868 926.88 66 33,799 195.27 0 120 0.00 0 249 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. James

61 17,108 356.56 45 8,862 507.79 16 8,224 194.56 0 3 0.00 0 19 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. John the Baptist

162 42,003 385.69 117 15,991 731.68 45 25,706 175.06 0 101 0.00 0 206 0.00

New Orleans, La.

St. Tammany

612 168,287 363.66 264 19,875 1,328.32 348 146,645 237.31 0 639 0.00 0 1,128 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Bossier

621 89,133 696.71 265 19,057 1,390.59 354 68,525 516.60 2 348 575.34 0 1,212 0.00

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Caddo

1,661 249,112 666.77 1,198 104,228 1,149.40 462 142,891 323.32 0 573 0.00 1 1,395 71.68

Shreveport-Bossier, La.

Webster

168 42,489 395.40 107 14,145 756.47 61 28,187 216.41 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)