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Massachusetts All Drugs Arrests

Massachusetts 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.

8,232 4,140,607 198.81 3,209 282,479 1,136.01 4,920 3,711,749 132.55 1 9,523 10.50 102 136,626 74.66

Barnstable-Yarmouth, Ma.

Barnstable

91 117,906 77.18 22 2,146 1,025.22 69 114,098 60.47 0 802 0.00 0 861 0.00

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Bristol

786 391,011 201.02 137 8,407 1,629.65 608 377,013 161.27 0 821 0.00 41 4,770 859.48

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Essex

862 373,881 230.55 47 15,591 301.46 815 349,579 233.14 0 823 0.00 0 7,852 0.00

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Middlesex

452 837,922 53.94 44 28,489 154.44 407 766,866 53.07 0 1,257 0.00 1 41,226 2.43

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Norfolk

309 557,360 55.44 42 12,819 327.63 267 521,912 51.16 0 780 0.00 0 21,849 0.00

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Plymouth

578 277,748 208.10 296 13,249 2,234.20 277 260,778 106.22 0 611 0.00 5 3,083 162.18

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Suffolk

3,127 576,581 542.33 2,122 153,601 1,381.50 957 382,792 250.01 1 2,249 44.47 47 37,939 123.88

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Worcester

990 547,399 180.86 124 14,780 838.98 858 519,263 165.23 0 1,259 0.00 8 12,043 66.43

Pittsfield, Ma.

Berkshire

108 67,635 159.68 64 1,427 4,484.62 44 65,450 67.23 0 135 0.00 0 622 0.00

Springfield, Ma.

Hampden

909 330,254 275.24 311 30,681 1,013.67 598 294,983 202.72 0 661 0.00 0 3,897 0.00

Springfield, Ma.

Hampshire

20 62,910 31.79 0 1,290 0.00 20 59,016 33.89 0 126 0.00 0 2,485 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)