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South Carolina All Drugs Sales

South Carolina 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)

RATE

All listed below.

All listed below.

14,506 2,542,433 570.56 7,323 652,994 1,121.45 7,150 1,858,331 384.75 15 5,920 253.38 18 25,167 71.52

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Aiken

299 129,875 230.22 148 32,170 460.06 151 96,770 156.04 0 234 0.00 0 701 0.00

Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C.

Edgefield

40 16,608 240.85 26 7,882 329.86 14 8,686 161.18 0 8 0.00 0 30 0.00

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Berkeley

328 139,178 235.67 152 34,558 439.84 174 100,737 172.73 0 431 0.00 2 3,452 57.94

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Charleston

2,406 294,269 817.62 1,517 105,907 1,432.38 885 184,477 479.73 0 647 0.00 4 3,237 123.57

Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.

Dorchester

289 90,106 320.73 111 21,445 517.60 172 67,057 256.50 2 568 352.32 4 1,045 382.69

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

York

1,183 141,646 835.18 507 29,094 1,742.62 672 110,838 606.29 2 807 247.71 2 892 224.12

Columbia, S.C.

Lexington

641 185,096 346.31 183 20,842 878.04 454 162,533 279.33 3 352 853.04 1 1,351 74.01

Columbia, S.C.

Richland

2,005 299,808 668.76 1,526 126,219 1,209.01 477 167,803 284.26 1 809 123.54 1 4,977 20.09

Florence, S.C.

Florence

459 117,514 390.59 336 46,359 724.77 123 70,614 174.19 0 165 0.00 0 376 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Anderson

411 152,013 270.37 190 25,994 730.93 220 125,396 175.44 1 198 506.03 0 426 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Cherokee

529 46,844 1,129.28 180 9,884 1,821.11 348 36,646 949.62 0 75 0.00 1 244 410.53

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Greenville

2,332 341,170 683.53 1,152 63,048 1,827.17 1,178 274,778 428.71 2 546 366.39 0 2,798 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Pickens

467 101,243 461.27 83 7,664 1,082.97 384 92,415 415.52 0 162 0.00 0 1,002 0.00

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.

Spartanburg

1,107 228,653 484.14 576 48,497 1,187.69 531 177,709 298.80 0 366 0.00 0 2,081 0.00

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Horry

1,661 152,708 1,087.70 394 26,984 1,460.15 1,261 123,938 1,017.45 4 351 1,138.86 2 1,435 139.33

Sumter, S.C.

Sumter

349 105,702 330.17 242 46,445 521.04 106 57,935 182.96 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)