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Maryland All Drugs Possession

Maryland 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.

24,651 4,654,456 529.62 14,675 1,272,140 1,153.57 9,881 3,191,554 309.60 19 14,275 133.10 76 176,483 43.06

Baltimore, Md.

Anne Arundel

2,060 459,455 448.36 611 64,599 945.83 1,445 382,864 377.42 1 1,608 62.19 3 10,384 28.89

Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore

1,951 716,904 272.14 533 104,094 512.03 1,413 590,872 239.14 1 1,721 58.12 4 20,217 19.79

Baltimore, Md.

Carroll

245 134,391 182.30 25 3,629 688.98 220 129,472 169.92 0 228 0.00 0 1,062 0.00

Baltimore, Md.

Harford

411 203,438 202.03 108 20,120 536.78 303 179,107 169.17 0 631 0.00 0 3,581 0.00

Baltimore, Md.

Howard

787 214,511 366.88 263 29,903 879.52 512 172,553 296.72 1 515 194.24 11 11,541 95.31

Baltimore, Md.

Queen Annes

143 36,329 393.62 59 4,926 1,197.67 82 31,181 262.98 0 51 0.00 2 171 1,171.33

Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore (Ind City)

12,525 708,033 1,768.99 10,009 452,221 2,213.30 2,494 244,555 1,019.81 13 2,549 510.02 9 8,709 103.34

Cumberland, Md.-W.V.

Allegany

159 70,820 224.51 16 1,707 937.45 143 68,653 208.29 0 64 0.00 0 397 0.00

Hagerstown, Md.

Washington

416 125,048 332.67 89 8,778 1,013.86 327 114,907 284.58 0 300 0.00 0 1,063 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Calvert

475 62,626 758.47 125 11,548 1,082.42 350 50,445 693.82 0 169 0.00 0 463 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Charles

428 110,079 388.81 166 23,348 710.99 260 84,001 309.52 0 881 0.00 2 1,838 108.80

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Frederick

479 172,506 277.67 101 11,040 914.82 378 158,844 237.97 0 380 0.00 0 2,243 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Montgomery

1,951 807,414 241.64 865 114,653 754.45 1,045 610,082 171.29 3 2,342 128.12 38 80,338 47.30

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Prince Georges

2,036 756,118 269.27 1,508 417,604 361.11 521 301,842 172.61 0 2,646 0.00 7 34,025 20.57

Wilmington-Newark, De.-Md.

Cecil

585 76,784 761.88 197 3,970 4,962.55 388 72,177 537.57 0 192 0.00 0 453 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)