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New Jersey All Drugs Arrests

New Jersey 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.

15,869 6,589,517 240.82 10,928 1,008,682 1,083.39 4,912 5,245,328 93.65 4 16,800 23.81 25 318,600 7.85

Atlantic City, N.J.

Atlantic

247 197,914 124.80 98 38,395 255.24 149 152,948 97.42 0 673 0.00 0 5,878 0.00

Atlantic City, N.J.

Cape May

173 70,898 244.01 88 4,481 1,963.96 85 65,538 129.70 0 199 0.00 0 681 0.00

Bergen-Passaic, N.J.

Bergen

338 651,871 51.85 120 34,614 346.68 214 557,415 38.39 0 1,043 0.00 4 58,734 6.81

Bergen-Passaic, N.J.

Passaic

1,334 452,790 294.62 747 84,400 885.07 585 350,731 166.79 1 1,947 51.36 1 15,757 6.35

Jersey City, N.J.

Hudson

2,881 466,480 617.60 2,037 72,631 2,804.59 838 352,286 237.88 0 1,679 0.00 6 39,884 15.04

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Hunterdon

36 37,456 96.11 5 828 604.03 31 35,905 86.34 0 49 0.00 0 674 0.00

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Middlesex

629 665,621 94.50 236 58,974 400.18 389 545,543 71.31 0 1,531 0.00 4 59,573 6.71

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Somerset

42 162,933 25.78 21 11,014 190.66 21 141,849 14.80 0 196 0.00 0 9,874 0.00

Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Monmouth

621 476,081 130.44 349 44,704 780.69 270 412,524 65.45 1 762 131.28 1 18,091 5.53

Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Ocean

313 381,246 82.10 76 12,047 630.84 236 363,671 64.89 0 648 0.00 1 4,880 20.49

Newark,N.J.

Essex

5,312 734,103 723.60 4,674 313,315 1,491.79 634 392,231 161.64 2 1,909 104.79 2 26,648 7.51

Newark,N.J.

Morris

195 358,955 54.32 48 11,630 412.72 147 327,223 44.92 0 431 0.00 0 19,635 0.00

Newark,N.J.

Sussex

64 82,308 77.76 2 807 247.95 61 80,291 75.97 0 140 0.00 1 1,070 93.46

Newark,N.J.

Union

742 463,790 159.99 621 93,546 663.84 121 351,831 34.39 0 1,067 0.00 0 17,299 0.00

Newark,N.J.

Warren

51 49,378 103.28 9 795 1,132.10 41 47,951 85.50 0 69 0.00 1 563 177.65

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Burlington

205 253,152 80.98 114 39,821 286.28 90 205,357 43.83 0 734 0.00 1 7,265 13.76

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Camden

1,334 460,234 289.85 799 84,453 946.09 533 359,351 148.32 0 1,381 0.00 2 15,050 13.29

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Gloucester

182 211,967 85.86 84 20,540 408.97 97 187,209 51.81 0 466 0.00 1 3,752 26.65

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Salem

79 29,053 271.92 45 4,715 954.34 34 23,986 141.75 0 116 0.00 0 235 0.00

Trenton, N.J.

Mercer

940 282,530 332.71 706 57,777 1,221.93 234 212,321 110.21 0 593 0.00 0 11,838 0.00

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, N.J.

Cumberland

151 100,757 149.87 49 19,194 255.29 102 79,165 128.85 0 1,169 0.00 0 1,219 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)