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Maryland All Drugs Sales

Maryland Metropolitan Area Counties
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.

41,435 4,658,514 889.45 28,719 1,274,381 2,253.56 12,595 3,193,174 394.44 25 14,290 174.95 96 176,665 54.34

Baltimore, Md.

Anne Arundel

2,511 459,455 546.52 861 64,599 1,332.83 1,645 382,864 429.66 2 1,608 124.37 3 10,384 28.89

Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore

2,747 716,904 383.18 965 104,094 927.04 1,775 590,872 300.40 1 1,721 58.12 6 20,217 29.68

Baltimore, Md.

Carroll

293 134,391 218.02 33 3,629 909.45 260 129,472 200.82 0 228 0.00 0 1,062 0.00

Baltimore, Md.

Harford

540 203,438 265.44 202 20,120 1,003.98 338 179,107 188.71 0 631 0.00 0 3,581 0.00

Baltimore, Md.

Howard

957 214,511 446.13 330 29,903 1,103.57 613 172,553 355.25 1 515 194.24 13 11,541 112.64

Baltimore, Md.

Queen Annes

188 36,329 517.49 89 4,926 1,806.66 97 31,181 311.09 0 51 0.00 2 171 1,171.33

Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore (Ind City)

24,839 708,033 3,508.17 21,013 452,221 4,646.62 3,792 244,555 1,550.57 17 2,549 666.95 17 8,709 195.20

Cumberland, Md.-W.V.

Allegany

168 70,820 237.22 16 1,707 937.45 152 68,653 221.40 0 64 0.00 0 397 0.00

Hagerstown, Md.

Washington

617 125,048 493.41 198 8,778 2,255.54 419 114,907 364.64 0 300 0.00 0 1,063 0.00

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

Calvert

522 62,626 833.52 142 11,548 1,229.63 380 50,445 753.29 0 169 0.00 0 463 0.00

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

Charles

588 110,079 534.16 271 23,348 1,160.71 312 84,001 371.42 0 881 0.00 5 1,838 271.99

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

Frederick

664 172,506 384.91 246 11,040 2,228.18 418 158,844 263.15 0 380 0.00 0 2,243 0.00

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

Montgomery

2,431 807,414 301.08 1,188 114,653 1,036.17 1,197 610,082 196.20 4 2,342 170.83 42 80,338 52.28

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

Prince Georges

3,566 760,176 469.10 2,771 419,845 660.01 787 303,462 259.34 0 2,661 0.00 8 34,208 23.39

Wilmington-Newark, De.-Md.

Cecil

804 76,784 1,047.09 394 3,970 9,925.10 410 72,177 568.05 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)