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Minnesota All Drugs Possession

Minnesota 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.

7,234 2,913,037 248.33 2,315 104,590 2,213.40 4,684 2,698,514 173.58 136 30,024 452.97 99 79,912 123.89

Duluth-Superior, Mn.-Wi.

St. Louis

364 192,921 188.68 24 1,293 1,856.77 313 186,362 167.95 24 3,858 622.02 3 1,408 213.02

Fargo-Moorhead, N.D.-Mn.

Clay

113 52,360 215.81 1 225 444.15 111 50,904 218.06 1 660 151.58 0 576 0.00

Grand Forks, N.D.-Mn.

Polk

19 32,984 57.60 0 112 0.00 17 32,295 52.64 2 449 445.85 0 129 0.00

La Crosse, Wi.-Mn.

Houston

18 19,294 93.29 0 35 0.00 18 19,142 94.04 0 50 0.00 0 68 0.00

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Anoka

444 272,908 162.69 6 1,856 323.32 431 264,366 163.03 3 2,265 132.44 4 4,421 90.48

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Carver

66 57,086 115.62 0 171 0.00 66 56,064 117.72 0 143 0.00 0 714 0.00

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Chisago

46 35,755 128.65 0 107 0.00 46 35,362 130.08 0 143 0.00 0 143 0.00

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Dakota

546 311,468 175.30 21 5,015 418.77 485 298,231 162.63 1 1,090 91.73 39 7,101 549.18

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Hennepin

3,991 1,059,174 376.80 2,167 77,955 2,779.80 1,711 924,553 185.06 91 16,311 557.90 22 40,355 54.52

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Isanti

4 28,107 14.23 0 93 0.00 4 27,705 14.44 0 157 0.00 0 152 0.00

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Ramsey

414 221,299 187.08 46 13,079 351.72 355 191,291 185.58 5 2,279 219.36 8 14,650 54.61

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Scott

180 66,718 269.79 2 380 525.91 163 65,063 250.52 3 447 671.13 12 827 1,450.50

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Sherburne

108 41,719 258.87 0 263 0.00 107 40,972 261.15 0 204 0.00 1 280 357.76

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Washington

324 175,149 184.99 9 2,224 404.60 308 169,404 181.81 1 876 114.19 6 2,662 225.37

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn.-Wi.

Wright

90 73,905 121.78 0 103 0.00 90 73,129 123.07 0 266 0.00 0 399 0.00

Rochester, Mn.

Olmsted

220 113,972 193.03 18 1,026 1,754.82 201 107,988 186.13 0 331 0.00 1 4,627 21.61

St. Cloud, Mn.

Benton

20 25,373 78.82 2 69 2,919.41 18 25,043 71.88 0 109 0.00 0 152 0.00

St. Cloud, Mn.

Stearns

267 132,845 200.99 19 585 3,250.54 240 130,640 183.71 5 385 1,297.86 3 1,249 240.24

 

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)