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Tennessee All Drugs Possession

Tennessee 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.

3,889 1,304,381 298.15 1,319 156,399 843.36 2,562 1,131,828 226.36 1 3,081 32.45 7 13,084 53.50

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Hamilton

753 188,552 399.36 398 37,692 1,055.94 355 148,296 239.39 0 415 0.00 0 2,168 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Marion

13 3,573 363.84 1 159 628.94 12 3,403 352.64 0 5 0.00 0 6 0.00

Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tn.-Ky.

Montgomery

184 93,557 196.67 62 17,317 358.02 122 73,517 165.95 0 421 0.00 0 2,292 0.00

Jackson, Tn.

Madison

344 83,849 410.26 241 27,108 889.02 102 56,305 181.16 0 75 0.00 1 361 277.35

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

Carter

56 41,076 136.33 1 398 250.98 55 40,456 135.95 0 74 0.00 0 148 0.00

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

Hawkins

14 5,947 235.41 0 107 0.00 14 5,820 240.56 0 10 0.00 0 10 0.00

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

Sullivan

162 149,967 108.02 17 2,849 596.62 145 146,038 99.29 0 405 0.00 0 675 0.00

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

Washington

81 52,380 154.64 18 1,964 916.38 63 50,044 125.89 0 89 0.00 0 283 0.00

Knoxville, Tn.

Anderson

2 2,380 84.03 0 102 0.00 2 2,243 89.18 0 9 0.00 0 26 0.00

Knoxville, Tn.

Blount

66 29,579 223.13 7 1,018 687.95 59 28,301 208.47 0 71 0.00 0 189 0.00

Knoxville, Tn.

Knox

1,373 363,043 378.19 459 33,727 1,360.94 910 323,617 281.20 1 944 105.94 3 4,756 63.08

Knoxville, Tn.

Sevier

170 17,629 964.32 1 76 1,319.18 169 17,414 970.49 0 49 0.00 0 90 0.00

Knoxville, Tn.

Union

1 14,836 6.74 0 31 0.00 1 14,774 6.77 0 27 0.00 0 4 0.00

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

Fayette

3 2,933 102.28 2 1,332 150.13 1 1,595 62.69 0 4 0.00 0 2 0.00

Memphis, Tn.-Ar.-Ms.

Shelby

178 37,196 478.55 58 16,727 346.74 118 19,941 591.75 0 74 0.00 2 454 440.73

Nashville, Tn.

Cheatham

10 3,235 309.12 0 68 0.00 10 3,151 317.40 0 10 0.00 0 6 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Robertson

33 18,372 179.62 13 2,126 611.58 20 16,189 123.54 0 29 0.00 0 28 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Rutherford

179 28,322 632.02 15 2,676 560.45 163 25,054 650.60 0 57 0.00 1 535 186.82

Nashville, Tn.

Sumner

97 67,250 144.24 10 3,847 259.96 87 62,959 138.18 0 135 0.00 0 303 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Williamson

150 94,425 158.86 14 6,619 211.51 136 86,937 156.43 0 161 0.00 0 718 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Wilson

20 6,280 318.47 2 455 439.88 18 5,776 311.62 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)