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Mississippi All Drugs Arrests

Mississippi 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.

516 593,185 86.99 353 196,945 179.24 162 388,497 41.70 1 1,009 99.06 0 6,733 0.00

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Harrison

188 113,836 165.15 95 23,325 407.29 93 86,424 107.61 0 387 0.00 0 3,688 0.00

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Jackson

48 46,131 104.05 25 9,946 251.36 23 35,525 64.74 0 111 0.00 0 549 0.00

Hattiesburg, M.S.

Forrest

9 71,992 12.50 7 23,217 30.15 2 48,098 4.16 0 101 0.00 0 583 0.00

Hattiesburg, M.S.

Lamar

13 33,227 39.12 10 4,230 236.42 3 28,801 10.42 0 43 0.00 0 153 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Hinds

187 195,976 95.42 174 102,613 169.57 12 91,932 13.05 1 235 425.22 0 1,195 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Madison

29 39,405 73.59 21 18,036 116.44 8 21,164 37.80 0 32 0.00 0 177 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Rankin

40 73,001 54.79 21 12,907 162.71 19 59,700 31.83 0 66 0.00 0 329 0.00

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

De Soto

2 19,617 10.20 0 2,672 0.00 2 16,851 11.87 0 35 0.00 0 59 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)