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Rhode Island All Drugs Possession

Rhode Island 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.

2,655 905,616 293.17 452 43,501 1,039.05 2,169 837,617 258.95 4 4,305 92.92 30 20,183 148.64

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

Bristol

114 48,647 234.34 1 199 501.37 113 48,024 235.30 0 54 0.00 0 370 0.00

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

Kent

645 161,663 398.98 35 1,180 2,965.75 610 158,608 384.60 0 323 0.00 0 1,552 0.00

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

Newport

6 5,092 117.83 0 202 0.00 6 4,795 125.14 0 23 0.00 0 73 0.00

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

Providence

1,497 580,599 257.84 395 40,758 969.13 1,068 520,565 205.16 4 2,787 143.53 30 16,489 181.94

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

Washington

393 109,615 358.53 21 1,162 1,807.35 372 105,625 352.19 0 1,118 0.00 0 1,699 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)