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North Carolina All Drugs Sales

North Carolina 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.

25,944 4,678,856 554.49 15,848 1,008,609 1,571.27 9,879 3,581,786 275.81 114 20,260 562.68 103 68,169 151.10

Asheville, N.C.

Buncombe

569 186,337 305.36 209 15,708 1,330.51 355 168,914 210.17 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

671 109,385 613.43 298 14,340 2,078.05 373 94,093 396.42 0 372 0.00 0 580 0.00

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

Gaston

1,213 172,896 701.58 309 22,926 1,347.81 903 148,258 609.07 0 450 0.00 1 1,262 79.23

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

Lincoln

78 55,322 140.99 13 4,608 282.10 65 50,299 129.23 0 138 0.00 0 277 0.00

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

Mecklenburg

3,385 565,922 598.14 2,403 150,309 1,598.71 982 400,333 245.30 0 2,433 0.00 0 12,846 0.00

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

Rowan

222 114,847 193.30 140 18,846 742.85 82 95,047 86.27 0 299 0.00 0 655 0.00

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

Union

358 95,328 375.55 247 15,434 1,600.40 110 79,132 139.01 1 353 283.52 0 400 0.00

Fayetteville, N.C.

Cumberland

1,053 291,434 361.32 766 93,288 821.11 244 184,245 132.43 39 5,246 743.45 4 8,656 46.21

Goldsboro, N.C.

Wayne

375 111,195 337.25 281 36,605 767.65 93 73,055 127.30 0 322 0.00 1 1,212 82.51

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

Alamance

800 112,167 713.22 501 21,974 2,280.02 294 89,150 329.78 2 337 594.35 3 707 424.54

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

Davidson

558 135,628 411.42 213 13,495 1,578.36 334 120,994 276.05 1 448 223.43 10 705 1,417.91

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

Davie

3 4,677 64.14 2 429 466.33 1 4,222 23.68 0 15 0.00 0 11 0.00

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

Forsyth

2,472 282,801 874.11 1,670 71,209 2,345.20 800 208,509 383.68 1 622 160.73 1 2,432 41.12

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

Guilford

5,240 375,883 1,394.05 3,319 100,173 3,313.27 1,815 268,193 676.75 51 1,992 2,560.01 55 5,525 995.39

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

Randolph

357 114,521 311.73 100 7,032 1,422.15 255 106,401 239.66 1 538 185.79 1 550 181.92

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

Stokes

109 40,580 268.61 27 2,378 1,135.41 82 38,007 215.75 0 73 0.00 0 126 0.00

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

Yadkin

39 30,180 129.22 8 1,322 605.20 31 28,795 107.66 0 30 0.00 0 33 0.00

Greenville, N.C.

Pitt

445 113,766 391.15 301 38,828 775.21 144 73,641 195.54 0 250 0.00 0 1,058 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Alexander

74 29,955 247.04 15 1,860 806.36 59 27,966 210.97 0 54 0.00 0 75 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Burke

239 79,657 300.04 61 6,038 1,010.27 177 72,289 244.85 0 175 0.00 1 1,155 86.58

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Caldwell

174 74,082 234.87 40 4,200 952.28 134 69,600 192.53 0 111 0.00 0 170 0.00

Hickory-Morganton, N.C.

Catawba

379 126,347 299.97 157 11,611 1,352.13 219 113,220 193.43 0 253 0.00 3 1,251 239.84

Jacksonville, N.C.

Onslow

490 146,793 333.80 268 28,962 925.34 214 112,502 190.22 3 1,101 272.49 5 4,228 118.27

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

Currituck

78 16,060 485.68 20 1,730 1,156.30 57 14,165 402.40 0 74 0.00 1 92 1,092.39

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chatham

61 42,484 143.58 26 9,886 263.00 35 32,347 108.20 0 144 0.00 0 110 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Durham

1,109 195,670 566.77 969 73,298 1,322.00 132 117,226 112.60 3 528 567.85 5 4,618 108.28

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Franklin

108 40,450 267.00 78 14,655 532.24 30 25,605 117.17 0 85 0.00 0 109 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Johnston

243 90,745 267.78 129 16,697 772.59 113 73,567 153.60 0 209 0.00 1 272 367.33

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Orange

167 92,840 179.88 94 15,114 621.93 72 74,263 96.95 1 316 316.80 0 3,138 0.00

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Wake

2,461 498,628 493.55 1,690 104,562 1,616.26 764 379,306 201.42 3 1,546 194.08 4 13,214 30.27

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Edgecombe

175 34,897 501.48 134 19,685 680.71 41 15,107 271.40 0 49 0.00 0 56 0.00

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Nash

792 103,453 765.57 673 33,146 2,030.39 119 69,562 171.07 0 331 0.00 0 414 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

Brunswick

67 55,699 120.29 20 10,204 196.00 47 45,094 104.23 0 273 0.00 0 123 0.00

Wilmington, N.C.

New Hanover

1,377 136,573 1,008.25 667 28,038 2,378.88 701 107,046 654.86 2 533 375.49 7 970 721.90

 

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)