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New Jersey All Drugs Sales

New Jersey 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.

53,399 7,617,490 701.01 26,178 1,120,108 2,337.10 27,019 6,107,698 442.38 25 18,955 131.89 177 370,603 47.76

Atlantic City, N.J.

Atlantic

2,136 214,194 997.23 951 41,554 2,288.61 1,177 165,529 711.05 0 728 0.00 8 6,362 125.76

Atlantic City, N.J.

Cape May

1,043 75,908 1,374.03 202 4,797 4,210.63 838 70,169 1,194.25 0 213 0.00 3 729 411.68

Bergen-Passaic, N.J.

Bergen

3,179 843,858 376.72 798 44,809 1,780.90 2,340 721,583 324.29 3 1,350 222.19 38 76,032 49.98

Bergen-Passaic, N.J.

Passaic

3,716 460,950 806.16 1,488 85,921 1,731.82 2,220 357,052 621.76 1 1,982 50.45 7 16,041 43.64

Jersey City, N.J.

Hudson

6,355 555,103 1,144.83 3,321 86,430 3,842.44 2,999 419,214 715.39 3 1,998 150.12 32 47,461 67.42

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Hunterdon

234 82,718 282.89 13 1,828 711.13 219 79,293 276.19 1 108 929.94 1 1,489 67.16

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Middlesex

2,907 692,492 419.79 947 61,355 1,543.48 1,934 567,566 340.75 4 1,593 251.14 22 61,978 35.50

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Somerset

591 252,386 234.17 172 17,061 1,008.13 417 219,727 189.78 2 303 660.36 0 15,295 0.00

Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Monmouth

3,543 557,682 635.31 1,344 52,366 2,566.53 2,187 483,231 452.58 4 892 448.28 8 21,192 37.75

Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.

Ocean

1,996 444,508 449.04 279 14,046 1,986.27 1,711 424,016 403.52 0 756 0.00 6 5,690 105.45

Newark,N.J.

Essex

10,470 769,309 1,360.96 8,021 328,341 2,442.89 2,432 411,042 591.67 2 2,000 99.99 15 27,926 53.71

Newark,N.J.

Morris

1,400 428,725 326.55 209 13,891 1,504.60 1,182 390,826 302.44 2 514 388.75 7 23,451 29.85

Newark,N.J.

Sussex

264 96,597 273.30 5 947 528.18 255 94,230 270.61 0 164 0.00 4 1,256 318.53

Newark,N.J.

Union

3,960 496,696 797.27 2,621 100,184 2,616.20 1,334 376,794 354.04 0 1,142 0.00 5 18,527 26.99

Newark,N.J.

Warren

198 71,334 277.57 22 1,148 1,915.58 175 69,272 252.63 0 100 0.00 1 813 122.97

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Burlington

1,611 359,128 448.59 685 56,491 1,212.59 920 291,325 315.80 0 1,041 0.00 6 10,307 58.21

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Camden

3,578 507,770 704.65 1,438 93,176 1,543.32 2,134 396,467 538.25 2 1,523 131.29 4 16,604 24.09

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Gloucester

1,200 240,726 498.49 390 23,326 1,671.93 809 212,609 380.51 0 530 0.00 1 4,261 23.47

Philadelphia, Pa.-N.J.

Salem

310 41,156 753.23 153 6,680 2,290.55 156 33,978 459.12 0 165 0.00 1 333 299.97

Trenton, N.J.

Mercer

3,737 325,493 1,148.10 2,637 66,563 3,961.64 1,092 244,608 446.43 0 684 0.00 8 13,638 58.66

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, N.J.

Cumberland

971 100,757 963.70 482 19,194 2,511.17 488 79,165 616.44 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)