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North Carolina All Drugs Possession

North Carolina 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.

20,136 4,484,690 448.99 11,572 947,347 1,221.52 8,396 3,457,912 242.81 88 16,852 522.21 80 62,546 127.91

Asheville, N.C.

Buncombe

485 186,337 260.28 161 15,708 1,024.94 319 168,914 188.85 5 559 894.44 0 1,137 0.00

Asheville, N.C.

Madison

3 1,654 181.38 0 15 0.00 2 1,632 122.51 1 2 50,382.91 0 4 0.00

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

Cabarrus

601 109,385 549.44 242 14,340 1,687.54 359 94,093 381.54 0 372 0.00 0 580 0.00

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

Gaston

1,129 172,896 652.99 284 22,926 1,238.77 844 148,258 569.28 0 450 0.00 1 1,262 79.23

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

Lincoln

65 55,322 117.49 8 4,608 173.60 57 50,299 113.32 0 138 0.00 0 277 0.00

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

Mecklenburg

1,907 565,922 336.97 1,142 150,309 759.77 765 400,333 191.09 0 2,433 0.00 0 12,846 0.00

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

Rowan

180 112,594 159.87 109 18,477 589.93 71 93,183 76.19 0 293 0.00 0 642 0.00

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

Union

147 95,328 154.20 58 15,434 375.80 88 79,132 111.21 1 353 283.52 0 400 0.00

Fayetteville, N.C.

Cumberland

492 102,871 478.27 361 32,929 1,096.30 107 65,035 164.53 21 1,852 1,134.11 3 3,055 98.19

Goldsboro, N.C.

Wayne

266 111,195 239.22 190 36,605 519.05 75 73,055 102.66 0 322 0.00 1 1,212 82.51

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

Alamance

641 112,167 571.47 399 21,974 1,815.82 237 89,150 265.84 2 337 594.35 3 707 424.54

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

Davidson

495 135,628 364.97 186 13,495 1,378.29 302 120,994 249.60 1 448 223.43 6 705 850.74

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

Davie

1 3,768 26.54 0 346 0.00 1 3,402 29.40 0 12 0.00 0 9 0.00

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

Forsyth

2,309 282,801 816.48 1,576 71,209 2,213.19 731 208,509 350.58 1 622 160.73 1 2,432 41.12

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

Guilford

4,509 375,883 1,199.58 2,751 100,173 2,746.25 1,668 268,193 621.94 49 1,992 2,459.62 41 5,525 742.02

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

Randolph

55 114,521 48.03 17 7,032 241.77 38 106,401 35.71 0 538 0.00 0 550 0.00

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

Stokes

81 40,580 199.61 11 2,378 462.58 70 38,007 184.18 0 73 0.00 0 126 0.00

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

Yadkin

35 30,180 115.97 8 1,322 605.20 27 28,795 93.77 0 30 0.00 0 33 0.00

Greenville, N.C.

Pitt

353 113,766 310.29 229 38,828 589.78 124 73,641 168.39 0 250 0.00 0 1,058 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Alexander

60 29,955 200.30 9 1,860 483.82 51 27,966 182.36 0 54 0.00 0 75 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Burke

173 79,657 217.18 42 6,038 695.59 130 72,289 179.83 0 175 0.00 1 1,155 86.58

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Caldwell

170 74,082 229.48 38 4,200 904.67 132 69,600 189.66 0 111 0.00 0 170 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Catawba

298 126,347 235.86 96 11,611 826.78 199 113,220 175.76 0 253 0.00 3 1,251 239.84

Jacksonville, N.C.

Onslow

409 146,793 278.62 214 28,962 738.89 187 112,502 166.22 3 1,101 272.49 5 4,228 118.27

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

Currituck

66 16,060 410.96 11 1,730 635.96 54 14,165 381.22 0 74 0.00 1 92 1,092.39

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chatham

50 42,484 117.69 21 9,886 212.42 29 32,347 89.65 0 144 0.00 0 110 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Durham

651 195,670 332.70 549 73,298 749.00 97 117,226 82.75 1 528 189.28 4 4,618 86.62

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Franklin

102 40,450 252.16 75 14,655 511.77 27 25,605 105.45 0 85 0.00 0 109 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Johnston

174 88,304 197.05 91 16,248 560.07 83 71,588 115.94 0 203 0.00 0 265 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Orange

122 92,840 131.41 61 15,114 403.59 61 74,263 82.14 0 316 0.00 0 3,138 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Wake

2,199 498,628 441.01 1,505 104,562 1,439.33 688 379,306 181.38 2 1,546 129.39 4 13,214 30.27

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Edgecombe

160 34,897 458.49 123 19,685 624.83 37 15,107 244.92 0 49 0.00 0 56 0.00

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Nash

581 103,453 561.61 474 33,146 1,430.02 107 69,562 153.82 0 331 0.00 0 414 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

Brunswick

63 55,699 113.11 19 10,204 186.20 44 45,094 97.57 0 273 0.00 0 123 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

New Hanover

1,104 136,573 808.36 512 28,038 1,826.06 585 107,046 546.49 1 533 187.75 6 970 618.77

 

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)