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Rhode Island All Drugs Sales

Rhode Island 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)

All listed below.

All listed below.

3,724 905,616 411.21 762 43,501 1,751.68 2,906 837,617 346.94 4 4,305 92.92 52 20,183

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

Bristol

151 48,647 310.40 2 199 1,002.74 149 48,024 310.26 0 54 0.00 0 370

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

Kent

743 161,663 459.60 55 1,180 4,660.46 686 158,608 432.51 0 323 0.00 2 1,552

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

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

Providence

2,393 580,599 412.16 681 40,758 1,670.84 1,658 520,565 318.50 4 2,787 143.53 50 16,489

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

Washington

431 109,615 393.19 24 1,162 2,065.55 407 105,625 385.33 0 1,118 0.00 0 1,699

 

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)