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Mississippi All Drugs Possession

Mississippi 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.

4,022 667,505 602.54 2,416 214,384 1,126.95 1,600 444,259 360.15 1 1,190 84.06 5 7,674 65.16

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Hancock

75 9,582 782.72 7 896 781.32 68 8,586 791.95 0 40 0.00 0 60 0.00

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Harrison

1,054 130,892 805.24 528 26,820 1,968.70 524 99,373 527.31 0 445 0.00 2 4,241 47.16

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Jackson

339 64,374 526.61 200 13,879 1,441.02 139 49,574 280.39 0 154 0.00 0 766 0.00

Hattiesburg, M.S.

Forrest

724 71,992 1,005.67 521 23,217 2,244.00 203 48,098 422.06 0 101 0.00 0 583 0.00

Hattiesburg, M.S.

Lamar

23 29,878 76.98 9 3,803 236.63 14 25,898 54.06 0 39 0.00 0 137 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Hinds

1,199 197,032 608.53 937 103,166 908.25 261 92,428 282.38 1 236 422.94 0 1,202 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Madison

243 53,702 452.50 112 24,579 455.67 131 28,843 454.18 0 43 0.00 0 242 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Rankin

241 74,713 322.57 72 13,209 545.07 166 61,100 271.68 0 67 0.00 3 336 892.30

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

De Soto

124 35,340 350.88 30 4,813 623.27 94 30,357 309.65 0 64 0.00 0 106 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)