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South Carolina All Drugs Arrests

South Carolina 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.

4,796 2,500,248 191.82 3,280 645,491 508.14 1,512 1,824,084 82.89 2 5,833 34.29 2 24,820 8.06

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Aiken

94 125,495 74.90 58 31,085 186.58 36 93,506 38.50 0 226 0.00 0 678 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Edgefield

6 16,608 36.13 3 7,882 38.06 3 8,686 34.54 0 8 0.00 0 30 0.00

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Berkeley

116 138,674 83.65 75 34,433 217.82 41 100,372 40.85 0 430 0.00 0 3,439 0.00

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Charleston

834 292,455 285.17 646 105,255 613.75 188 183,340 102.54 0 643 0.00 0 3,217 0.00

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Dorchester

108 90,106 119.86 61 21,445 284.45 46 67,057 68.60 0 568 0.00 1 1,045 95.67

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

York

468 138,419 338.10 272 28,431 956.69 195 108,313 180.03 1 789 126.74 0 872 0.00

Columbia, S.C.

Lexington

209 181,342 115.25 85 20,419 416.28 123 159,236 77.24 1 345 290.23 0 1,324 0.00

Columbia, S.C.

Richland

609 299,808 203.13 534 126,219 423.07 75 167,803 44.70 0 809 0.00 0 4,977 0.00

Florence, S.C.

Florence

189 115,945 163.01 170 45,740 371.66 19 69,671 27.27 0 162 0.00 0 371 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Anderson

125 150,755 82.92 92 25,779 356.88 33 124,358 26.54 0 196 0.00 0 422 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Cherokee

120 44,345 270.61 78 9,357 833.62 42 34,691 121.07 0 71 0.00 0 231 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Greenville

832 341,170 243.87 556 63,048 881.86 276 274,778 100.44 0 546 0.00 0 2,798 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Pickens

120 89,838 133.57 56 6,801 823.44 64 82,004 78.04 0 144 0.00 0 889 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Spartanburg

504 221,611 227.43 318 47,004 676.54 186 172,236 107.99 0 355 0.00 0 2,017 0.00

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Horry

296 147,975 200.03 148 26,147 566.03 147 120,097 122.40 0 340 0.00 1 1,391 71.89

Sumter, S.C.

Sumter

166 105,702 157.05 128 46,445 275.59 38 57,935 65.59 0 201 0.00 0 1,120 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)