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Michigan All Drugs Possession

Michigan 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.

16,139 5,899,980 273.54 4,995 763,676 654.07 11,120 5,007,766 222.06 13 28,829 45.09 11 99,719 11.03

Ann Arbor, Mi.

Lenawee

182 77,797 233.94 6 1,665 360.39 176 75,284 233.78 0 303 0.00 0 545 0.00

Ann Arbor, Mi.

Livingston

204 112,991 180.55 8 588 1,361.58 195 111,127 175.48 1 701 142.75 0 576 0.00

Ann Arbor, Mi.

Washtenaw

614 285,348 215.18 292 33,814 863.55 320 235,954 135.62 0 1,141 0.00 2 14,439 13.85

Benton Harbor, Mi.

Berrien

394 116,256 338.91 143 18,857 758.35 250 95,586 261.55 1 488 204.80 0 1,325 0.00

Detroit, Mi.

Lapeer

99 71,087 139.27 3 583 514.66 96 69,864 137.41 0 306 0.00 0 334 0.00

Detroit, Mi.

Macomb

1,779 631,676 281.63 293 9,980 2,935.73 1,486 609,378 243.86 0 2,337 0.00 0 9,980 0.00

Detroit, Mi.

Monroe

183 132,926 137.67 33 2,499 1,320.52 149 129,257 115.27 1 479 208.97 0 705 0.00

Detroit, Mi.

Oakland

1,869 1,005,510 185.88 340 76,821 442.59 1,523 896,111 169.96 2 3,821 52.34 4 28,758 13.91

Detroit, Mi.

St. Clair

314 137,509 228.35 62 3,053 2,030.99 251 133,150 188.51 1 729 137.21 0 578 0.00

Detroit, Mi.

Wayne

3,603 864,717 416.67 1,203 361,798 332.51 2,399 488,652 490.94 0 3,372 0.00 1 10,982 9.11

Flint, Mi.

Genesee

700 391,415 178.84 332 80,631 411.75 368 304,638 120.80 0 2,857 0.00 0 3,249 0.00

Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Mi.

Allegan

82 77,041 106.44 2 1,125 177.81 80 75,015 106.65 0 470 0.00 0 424 0.00

Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Mi.

Kent

1,962 435,724 450.29 865 38,257 2,261.05 1,095 388,927 281.54 2 2,614 76.50 0 5,882 0.00

Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Mi.

Muskegon

260 146,140 177.91 114 21,307 535.03 146 122,948 118.75 0 1,257 0.00 0 628 0.00

Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Mi.

Ottawa

631 180,079 350.40 23 1,062 2,164.77 607 175,523 345.82 0 648 0.00 1 2,863 34.93

Jackson, Mi.

Jackson

461 128,326 359.24 199 10,484 1,898.09 260 116,571 223.04 0 577 0.00 2 693 288.62

Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mi.

Calhoun

300 128,871 232.79 119 14,498 820.80 180 112,453 160.07 1 670 149.22 0 1,250 0.00

Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mi.

Kalamazoo

768 222,848 344.63 348 21,260 1,636.90 418 196,619 212.59 1 1,047 95.48 1 3,922 25.50

Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mi.

Van Buren

125 67,010 186.54 26 4,818 539.64 99 61,267 161.59 0 663 0.00 0 261 0.00

Lansing-East Lansing, Mi.

Clinton

128 58,676 218.15 11 264 4,166.00 117 57,866 202.19 0 299 0.00 0 246 0.00

Lansing-East Lansing, Mi.

Eaton

33 13,411 246.07 7 510 1,373.58 25 12,738 196.27 1 66 1,521.75 0 99 0.00

Lansing-East Lansing, Mi.

Ingham

854 280,497 304.46 398 29,817 1,334.82 454 239,292 189.73 2 2,104 95.07 0 9,284 0.00

Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mi.

Bay

251 106,751 235.13 22 1,270 1,731.82 229 104,210 219.75 0 758 0.00 0 502 0.00

Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mi.

Midland

78 77,645 100.46 2 776 257.58 76 75,479 100.69 0 342 0.00 0 1,040 0.00

Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mi.

Saginaw

265 149,729 176.99 144 27,939 515.40 121 119,858 100.95 0 779 0.00 0 1,153 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)