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Missouri All Drugs Possession

Missouri 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.

15,855 2,755,171 575.46 9,225 453,878 2,032.48 6,598 2,257,448 292.28 10 10,628 94.10 22 33,274 66.12

Columbia, Mo.

Boone

372 122,536 303.58 158 10,281 1,536.85 212 107,599 197.03 0 417 0.00 2 4,240 47.17

Joplin, Mo.

Jasper

403 99,113 406.61 19 1,437 1,322.07 381 95,456 399.14 2 1,546 129.35 1 684 146.22

Joplin, Mo.

Newton

71 9,716 730.75 1 48 2,100.47 70 9,409 743.97 0 193 0.00 0 66 0.00

Kansas City, Mo.-Ks.

Cass

80 69,064 115.83 4 843 474.73 76 67,441 112.69 0 407 0.00 0 366 0.00

Kansas City, Mo.-Ks.

Clay

399 91,343 436.82 24 1,790 1,340.54 372 88,256 421.50 0 438 0.00 3 859 349.40

Kansas City, Mo.-Ks.

Jackson

7,364 691,973 1,064.20 4,783 163,167 2,931.35 2,562 516,765 495.78 4 3,114 128.46 15 8,996 166.75

Kansas City, Mo.-Ks.

Lafayette

25 8,845 282.65 5 281 1,777.64 20 8,510 235.02 0 29 0.00 0 25 0.00

Kansas City, Mo.-Ks.

Platte

126 39,829 316.35 18 964 1,867.49 108 37,961 284.50 0 207 0.00 0 693 0.00

Kansas City, Mo.-Ks.

Ray

58 5,705 1,016.65 4 88 4,523.48 54 5,576 968.42 0 30 0.00 0 10 0.00

St. Joseph, Mo.

Andrew

5 10,729 46.60 0 24 0.00 5 10,654 46.93 0 30 0.00 0 21 0.00

St. Joseph, Mo.

Buchanan

56 83,687 66.92 13 2,963 438.82 43 80,122 53.67 0 276 0.00 0 335 0.00

St. Louis, Mo.-Il.

Franklin

112 28,613 391.43 3 306 979.88 109 28,167 386.98 0 54 0.00 0 86 0.00

St. Louis, Mo.-Il.

Jefferson

99 174,553 56.72 2 1,396 143.22 97 172,022 56.39 0 419 0.00 0 716 0.00

St. Louis, Mo.-Il.

St. Charles

479 241,372 198.45 33 6,372 517.87 446 232,345 191.96 0 579 0.00 0 2,100 0.00

St. Louis, Mo.-Il.

St. Louis

1,519 459,686 330.44 709 71,251 995.07 810 379,563 213.40 0 690 0.00 0 8,136 0.00

St. Louis, Mo.-Il.

Warren

34 22,031 154.33 2 652 306.69 32 21,291 150.30 0 46 0.00 0 44 0.00

St. Louis, Mo.-Il.

St. Louis (Ind City)

4,063 371,425 1,093.90 3,369 188,498 1,787.29 692 177,838 389.12 1 854 117.06 1 4,234 23.62

Springfield, Mo.

Christian

16 40,945 39.08 0 90 0.00 16 40,511 39.50 0 221 0.00 0 123 0.00

Springfield, Mo.

Greene

565 157,814 358.02 78 3,204 2,434.74 484 152,212 317.98 3 915 327.75 0 1,483 0.00

Springfield, Mo.

Webster

9 26,192 34.36 0 223 0.00 9 25,752 34.95 0 160 0.00 0 58 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)