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Tennessee All Drugs Sales

Tennessee 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.

5,374 1,304,381 412.00 2,130 156,399 1,361.90 3,230 1,131,828 285.38 6 3,081 194.72 8 13,084 61.14

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Hamilton

1,171 188,552 621.05 706 37,692 1,873.10 465 148,296 313.56 0 415 0.00 0 2,168 0.00

Chattanooga, Tn.-Ga.

Marion

19 3,573 531.77 1 159 628.94 18 3,403 528.96 0 5 0.00 0 6 0.00

Clarksville-Hopkinsville, Tn.-Ky.

Montgomery

251 93,557 268.29 99 17,317 571.68 152 73,517 206.75 0 421 0.00 0 2,292 0.00

Jackson, Tn.

Madison

400 83,849 477.05 286 27,108 1,055.02 113 56,305 200.69 0 75 0.00 1 361 277.35

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

Carter

83 41,076 202.06 1 398 250.98 82 40,456 202.69 0 74 0.00 0 148 0.00

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

Hawkins

15 5,947 252.23 0 107 0.00 15 5,820 257.74 0 10 0.00 0 10 0.00

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

Sullivan

231 149,967 154.03 32 2,849 1,123.05 199 146,038 136.27 0 405 0.00 0 675 0.00

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

Washington

97 52,380 185.19 23 1,964 1,170.93 74 50,044 147.87 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

1,821 363,043 501.59 750 33,727 2,223.76 1,065 323,617 329.09 3 944 317.83 3 4,756 63.08

Knoxville, Tn.

Sevier

183 17,629 1,038.06 1 76 1,319.18 182 17,414 1,045.14 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

205 37,196 551.13 78 16,727 466.31 124 19,941 621.84 0 74 0.00 3 454 661.10

Nashville, Tn.

Cheatham

21 3,235 649.15 0 68 0.00 21 3,151 666.55 0 10 0.00 0 6 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Robertson

36 18,372 195.95 15 2,126 705.67 21 16,189 129.71 0 29 0.00 0 28 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Rutherford

203 28,322 716.76 28 2,676 1,046.17 174 25,054 694.51 0 57 0.00 1 535 186.82

Nashville, Tn.

Sumner

146 67,250 217.10 12 3,847 311.96 134 62,959 212.84 0 135 0.00 0 303 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Williamson

394 94,425 417.26 86 6,619 1,299.25 305 86,937 350.83 3 161 1,868.90 0 718 0.00

Nashville, Tn.

Wilson

26 6,280 414.01 3 455 659.82 23 5,776 398.18 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)