Donate

South Carolina All Drugs Possession

South Carolina 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.

9,246 2,541,769 363.76 3,871 652,836 592.95 5,346 1,857,837 287.75 13 5,916 219.75 16 25,160 63.59

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Aiken

189 129,875 145.52 79 32,170 245.57 110 96,770 113.67 0 234 0.00 0 701 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Edgefield

28 16,608 168.59 18 7,882 228.36 10 8,686 115.13 0 8 0.00 0 30 0.00

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Berkeley

197 139,178 141.55 75 34,558 217.03 120 100,737 119.12 0 431 0.00 2 3,452 57.94

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Charleston

1,512 294,269 513.82 847 105,907 799.76 661 184,477 358.31 0 647 0.00 4 3,237 123.57

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Dorchester

173 89,442 193.42 49 21,287 230.19 119 66,563 178.78 2 563 354.93 3 1,038 289.15

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

York

699 141,646 493.48 231 29,094 793.98 465 110,838 419.53 1 807 123.86 2 892 224.12

Columbia, S.C.

Lexington

408 185,096 220.43 96 20,842 460.61 309 162,533 190.12 2 352 568.69 1 1,351 74.01

Columbia, S.C.

Richland

1,372 299,808 457.63 974 126,219 771.67 396 167,803 235.99 1 809 123.54 1 4,977 20.09

Florence, S.C.

Florence

251 117,514 213.59 157 46,359 338.66 94 70,614 133.12 0 165 0.00 0 376 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Anderson

275 152,013 180.91 95 25,994 365.47 179 125,396 142.75 1 198 506.03 0 426 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Cherokee

362 46,844 772.78 86 9,884 870.09 275 36,646 750.42 0 75 0.00 1 244 410.53

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Greenville

1,457 341,170 427.06 578 63,048 916.76 877 274,778 319.17 2 546 366.39 0 2,798 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Pickens

340 101,243 335.83 26 7,664 339.24 314 92,415 339.77 0 162 0.00 0 1,002 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Spartanburg

568 228,653 248.41 231 48,497 476.32 337 177,709 189.64 0 366 0.00 0 2,081 0.00

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Horry

1,241 152,708 812.66 216 26,984 800.49 1,020 123,938 822.99 4 351 1,138.86 1 1,435 69.66

Sumter, S.C.

Sumter

174 105,702 164.61 113 46,445 243.30 60 57,935 103.56 0 201 0.00 1 1,120 89.25

 

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)