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Rhode Island All Drugs Arrests

Rhode Island 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.

1,021 814,489 125.35 307 40,405 759.81 692 751,743 92.05 0 3,833 0.00 22 18,499 118.92

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Ma.

Bristol

31 48,647 63.72 0 199 0.00 31 48,024 64.55 0 54 0.00 0 370 0.00

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Ma.

Kent

98 132,299 74.07 20 966 2,070.86 76 129,799 58.55 0 265 0.00 2 1,270 157.47

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Ma.

Providence

854 545,706 156.49 284 38,309 741.35 550 489,280 112.41 0 2,619 0.00 20 15,498 129.05

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Ma.

Washington

38 87,837 43.26 3 931 322.21 35 84,640 41.35 0 896 0.00 0 1,361 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)