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Massachusetts All Drugs Sales

Massachusetts 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.

23,585 4,907,567 480.58 6,570 308,194 2,131.78 16,825 4,426,240 380.12 13 11,048 117.67 177 161,794 109.40

Barnstable-Yarmouth, Ma.

Barnstable

411 142,476 288.47 67 2,593 2,583.82 339 137,874 245.88 5 969 516.08 0 1,040 0.00

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Bristol

2,341 437,805 534.71 313 9,413 3,325.26 1,983 422,132 469.76 2 919 217.54 43 5,341 805.06

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Essex

2,544 525,778 483.85 157 21,925 716.08 2,381 491,602 484.33 0 1,157 0.00 6 11,041 54.34

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Middlesex

2,181 1,166,153 187.03 157 39,649 395.97 2,009 1,067,263 188.24 0 1,749 0.00 15 57,375 26.14

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Norfolk

1,386 615,694 225.11 127 14,161 896.83 1,257 576,536 218.03 0 862 0.00 2 24,135 8.29

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Plymouth

1,421 328,819 432.15 466 15,685 2,971.05 948 308,728 307.07 1 723 138.24 6 3,650 164.39

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Suffolk

6,668 576,581 1,156.47 3,862 153,601 2,514.30 2,714 382,792 709.00 5 2,249 222.35 87 37,939 229.32

Boston, Ma.-N.H.

Worcester

2,801 624,209 448.73 284 16,854 1,685.10 2,500 592,125 422.21 0 1,436 0.00 17 13,733 123.79

Pittsfield, Ma.

Berkshire

268 80,221 334.08 89 1,693 5,257.99 179 77,630 230.58 0 160 0.00 0 738 0.00

Springfield, Ma.

Franklin

1 3,447 29.01 0 29 0.00 1 3,375 29.63 0 11 0.00 0 32 0.00

Springfield, Ma.

Hampden

3,358 335,090 1,002.12 1,045 31,130 3,356.91 2,313 299,302 772.80 0 670 0.00 0 3,954 0.00

Springfield, Ma.

Hampshire

205 71,294 287.54 3 1,462 205.26 201 66,881 300.53 0 143 0.00 1 2,816 35.51

 

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)