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North Carolina All Drugs Arrests

North Carolina 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.

5,792 4,464,297 129.74 4,260 970,478 438.96 1,483 3,407,679 43.52 26 19,571 132.85 23 66,543 34.56

Asheville, N.C.

Buncombe

84 184,982 45.41 48 15,594 307.81 36 167,686 21.47 0 555 0.00 0 1,128 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Cabarrus

71 109,385 64.91 57 14,340 397.48 14 94,093 14.88 0 372 0.00 0 580 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Gaston

84 167,630 50.11 25 22,228 112.47 59 143,743 41.05 0 436 0.00 0 1,224 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Lincoln

13 7,614 170.74 5 634 788.34 8 6,923 115.56 0 19 0.00 0 38 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Mecklenburg

1,478 545,685 270.85 1,261 144,934 870.05 217 386,018 56.22 0 2,346 0.00 0 12,387 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Rowan

42 112,069 37.48 31 18,391 168.57 11 92,748 11.86 0 291 0.00 0 639 0.00

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Union

211 92,194 228.87 189 14,926 1,266.23 22 76,530 28.75 0 341 0.00 0 387 0.00

Fayetteville, N.C.

Cumberland

561 291,434 192.50 405 93,288 434.14 137 184,245 74.36 18 5,246 343.13 1 8,656 11.55

Goldsboro, N.C.

Wayne

110 108,945 100.97 92 35,865 256.52 18 71,577 25.15 0 316 0.00 0 1,188 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Alamance

140 112,167 124.81 85 21,974 386.83 55 89,150 61.69 0 337 0.00 0 707 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Davidson

63 135,628 46.45 27 13,495 200.07 32 120,994 26.45 0 448 0.00 4 705 567.16

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Davie

2 909 220.02 2 83 2,399.37 0 821 0.00 0 3 0.00 0 2 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Forsyth

163 282,801 57.64 94 71,209 132.01 69 208,509 33.09 0 622 0.00 0 2,432 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Guilford

731 375,883 194.48 568 100,173 567.02 147 268,193 54.81 2 1,992 100.39 14 5,525 253.37

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Randolph

302 113,131 266.95 83 6,946 1,194.89 217 105,110 206.45 1 532 188.07 1 543 184.15

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Stokes

28 40,580 69.00 16 2,378 672.84 12 38,007 31.57 0 73 0.00 0 126 0.00

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Yadkin

4 26,023 15.37 0 1,140 0.00 4 24,829 16.11 0 26 0.00 0 29 0.00

Greenville, N.C.

Pitt

92 109,577 83.96 72 37,399 192.52 20 70,929 28.20 0 241 0.00 0 1,019 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Alexander

14 29,955 46.74 6 1,860 322.55 8 27,966 28.61 0 54 0.00 0 75 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Burke

66 77,204 85.49 19 5,852 324.67 47 70,063 67.08 0 170 0.00 0 1,119 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Caldwell

4 67,447 5.93 2 3,824 52.30 2 63,366 3.16 0 101 0.00 0 155 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Catawba

81 117,571 68.89 61 10,805 564.57 20 105,355 18.98 0 235 0.00 0 1,164 0.00

Jacksonville, N.C.

Onslow

83 145,962 56.86 54 28,798 187.51 29 111,865 25.92 0 1,095 0.00 0 4,204 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Currituck

12 16,060 74.72 9 1,730 520.33 3 14,165 21.18 0 74 0.00 0 92 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chatham

11 42,484 25.89 5 9,886 50.58 6 32,347 18.55 0 144 0.00 0 110 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Durham

458 195,670 234.07 420 73,298 573.00 35 117,226 29.86 2 528 378.57 1 4,618 21.66

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Franklin

6 39,936 15.02 3 14,469 20.73 3 25,279 11.87 0 84 0.00 0 108 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Johnston

68 73,481 92.54 37 13,521 273.66 30 59,571 50.36 0 169 0.00 1 220 453.63

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Orange

45 86,073 52.28 33 14,013 235.50 11 68,850 15.98 1 293 341.71 0 2,909 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Wake

262 492,541 53.19 185 103,286 179.11 76 374,676 20.28 1 1,527 65.49 0 13,052 0.00

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Edgecombe

15 23,907 62.74 11 13,486 81.57 4 10,349 38.65 0 33 0.00 0 38 0.00

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Nash

211 100,927 209.06 199 32,337 615.39 12 67,863 17.68 0 323 0.00 0 404 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

Brunswick

4 4,738 84.42 1 868 115.21 3 3,836 78.21 0 23 0.00 0 10 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

New Hanover

273 133,704 204.18 155 27,449 564.67 116 104,797 110.69 1 521 191.77 1 949 105.34

 

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)