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Mississippi All Drugs Sales

Mississippi 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.

5,029 677,349 742.45 2,869 215,417 1,331.83 2,151 452,982 474.85 2 1,221 163.76 7 7,730 90.56

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Hancock

533 16,077 3,315.30 95 1,503 6,319.85 436 14,407 3,026.39 0 68 0.00 2 101 1,974.62

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Harrison

1,258 130,892 961.10 629 26,820 2,345.28 627 99,373 630.95 0 445 0.00 2 4,241 47.16

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Ms.

Jackson

387 64,374 601.17 225 13,879 1,621.15 162 49,574 326.78 0 154 0.00 0 766 0.00

Hattiesburg, M.S.

Forrest

740 71,992 1,027.89 530 23,217 2,282.77 210 48,098 436.61 0 101 0.00 0 583 0.00

Hattiesburg, M.S.

Lamar

36 33,227 108.35 19 4,230 449.19 17 28,801 59.03 0 43 0.00 0 153 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Hinds

1,386 197,032 703.44 1,111 103,166 1,076.91 273 92,428 295.37 2 236 845.89 0 1,202 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Madison

272 53,702 506.50 133 24,579 541.10 139 28,843 481.91 0 43 0.00 0 242 0.00

Jackson, Ms.

Rankin

287 74,713 384.14 95 13,209 719.19 189 61,100 309.33 0 67 0.00 3 336 892.30

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

De Soto

130 35,340 367.86 32 4,813 664.82 98 30,357 322.82 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)