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Tennessee All Drugs Arrests

Tennessee 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.

1,234 1,202,757 102.60 751 149,331 502.91 480 1,038,117 46.24 2 2,864 69.84 1 12,453 8.03

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Hamilton

418 175,709 237.89 308 35,124 876.89 110 138,195 79.60 0 387 0.00 0 2,021 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Marion

6 3,573 167.93 0 159 0.00 6 3,403 176.32 0 5 0.00 0 6 0.00

Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tn.-Ky.

Montgomery

67 93,557 71.61 37 17,317 213.66 30 73,517 40.81 0 421 0.00 0 2,292 0.00

Jackson, Tn.

Madison

56 83,849 66.79 45 27,108 166.00 11 56,305 19.54 0 75 0.00 0 361 0.00

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tn.-Va.

Carter

27 41,076 65.73 0 398 0.00 27 40,456 66.74 0 74 0.00 0 148 0.00

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tn.-Va.

Hawkins

1 5,947 16.82 0 107 0.00 1 5,820 17.18 0 10 0.00 0 10 0.00

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tn.-Va.

Sullivan

50 149,967 33.34 14 2,849 491.34 36 146,038 24.65 0 405 0.00 0 675 0.00

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tn.-Va.

Washington

16 52,380 30.55 5 1,964 254.55 11 50,044 21.98 0 89 0.00 0 283 0.00

Knoxville, Tn.

Knox

448 363,043 123.40 291 33,727 862.82 155 323,617 47.90 2 944 211.88 0 4,756 0.00

Knoxville, Tn.

Sevier

13 7,266 178.92 0 31 0.00 13 7,177 181.13 0 20 0.00 0 37 0.00

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

Shelby

27 37,196 72.59 20 16,727 119.57 6 19,941 30.09 0 74 0.00 1 454 220.37

Nashville, Tn.

Cheatham

11 3,235 340.03 0 68 0.00 11 3,151 349.14 0 10 0.00 0 6 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Robertson

3 18,372 16.33 2 2,126 94.09 1 16,189 6.18 0 29 0.00 0 28 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Rutherford

24 28,322 84.74 13 2,676 485.72 11 25,054 43.91 0 57 0.00 0 535 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Sumner

20 64,279 31.11 1 3,677 27.20 19 60,178 31.57 0 129 0.00 0 289 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Williamson

46 68,706 66.95 15 4,816 311.44 31 63,258 49.01 0 117 0.00 0 522 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Wilson

1 6,280 15.92 0 455 0.00 1 5,776 17.31 0 18 0.00 0 31 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)