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New Jersey All Drugs Possession

New Jersey 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.

37,436 7,605,154 492.25 15,247 1,119,779 1,361.61 22,016 6,095,902 361.16 21 18,933 110.92 152 370,413 41.04

Atlantic City, N.J.

Atlantic

1,889 214,194 881.91 853 41,554 2,052.77 1,028 165,529 621.04 0 728 0.00 8 6,362 125.76

Atlantic City, N.J.

Cape May

870 75,908 1,146.12 114 4,797 2,376.29 753 70,169 1,073.12 0 213 0.00 3 729 411.68

Bergen-Passaic, N.J.

Bergen

2,826 843,858 334.89 681 44,809 1,519.79 2,108 721,583 292.14 3 1,350 222.19 34 76,032 44.72

Bergen-Passaic, N.J.

Passaic

2,371 460,950 514.37 740 85,921 861.26 1,625 357,052 455.12 0 1,982 0.00 6 16,041 37.40

Jersey City, N.J.

Hudson

3,474 555,103 625.83 1,284 86,430 1,485.60 2,161 419,214 515.49 3 1,998 150.12 26 47,461 54.78

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Hunterdon

198 82,718 239.37 8 1,828 437.62 188 79,293 237.09 1 108 929.94 1 1,489 67.16

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Middlesex

2,271 692,492 327.95 710 61,355 1,157.20 1,539 567,566 271.16 4 1,593 251.14 18 61,978 29.04

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Somerset

549 252,386 217.52 151 17,061 885.04 396 219,727 180.22 2 303 660.36 0 15,295 0.00

Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Monmouth

2,911 556,788 522.82 995 52,282 1,903.13 1,906 482,457 395.06 3 891 336.75 7 21,158 33.08

Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Ocean

1,667 444,508 375.02 203 14,046 1,445.20 1,459 424,016 344.09 0 756 0.00 5 5,690 87.88

Newark,N.J.

Essex

5,158 769,309 670.47 3,347 328,341 1,019.37 1,798 411,042 437.43 0 2,000 0.00 13 27,926 46.55

Newark,N.J.

Morris

1,193 428,725 278.27 159 13,891 1,144.65 1,025 390,826 262.27 2 514 388.75 7 23,451 29.85

Newark,N.J.

Sussex

200 86,682 230.73 3 849 353.16 194 84,558 229.43 0 147 0.00 3 1,127 266.23

Newark,N.J.

Union

3,218 496,696 647.88 2,000 100,184 1,996.34 1,213 376,794 321.93 0 1,142 0.00 5 18,527 26.99

Newark,N.J.

Warren

147 71,334 206.07 13 1,148 1,131.93 134 69,272 193.44 0 100 0.00 0 813 0.00

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Burlington

1,393 359,128 387.88 567 56,491 1,003.70 821 291,325 281.82 0 1,041 0.00 5 10,307 48.51

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Camden

2,237 507,770 440.55 641 93,176 687.95 1,592 396,467 401.55 2 1,523 131.29 2 16,604 12.05

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Gloucester

1,016 239,199 424.75 306 23,178 1,320.20 710 211,261 336.08 0 526 0.00 0 4,234 0.00

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Salem

231 41,156 561.28 108 6,680 1,616.86 122 33,978 359.05 0 165 0.00 1 333 299.97

Trenton, N.J.

Mercer

2,797 325,493 859.31 1,931 66,563 2,901.00 858 244,608 350.77 0 684 0.00 8 13,638 58.66

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, N.J.

Cumberland

820 100,757 813.84 433 19,194 2,255.89 386 79,165 487.59 1 1,169 85.56 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)