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Texas All Drugs Possession

Texas 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.

71,348 17,267,954 413.18 23,540 2,424,334 970.99 47,641 14,243,116 334.48 38 83,910 45.29 129 516,175 24.99

Abilene, Tx.

Taylor

431 121,234 355.51 96 8,195 1,171.39 335 110,347 303.59 0 582 0.00 0 2,097 0.00

Amarillo, Tx.

Potter

705 174,812 403.29 160 17,132 933.95 544 149,272 364.44 0 2,168 0.00 1 6,241 16.02

Amarillo, Tx.

Randall

79 25,933 304.63 5 355 1,407.33 74 25,176 293.93 0 145 0.00 0 254 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Bastrop

131 43,388 301.93 32 5,367 596.23 99 37,565 263.54 0 243 0.00 0 217 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Caldwell

70 28,323 247.15 15 3,175 472.44 55 24,933 220.59 0 85 0.00 0 130 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Hays

372 75,619 491.94 28 2,828 990.05 344 71,815 479.01 0 333 0.00 0 650 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Travis

661 132,792 497.77 88 15,723 559.70 566 111,519 507.54 1 637 156.89 6 4,913 122.12

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Williamson

546 175,301 311.46 54 9,361 576.86 492 162,083 303.55 0 719 0.00 0 3,120 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Hardin

165 46,484 354.96 26 4,165 624.25 139 42,087 330.27 0 144 0.00 0 88 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Jefferson

2,821 247,424 1,140.15 1,876 81,526 2,301.10 932 158,376 588.47 0 668 0.00 13 6,854 189.68

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Orange

235 85,215 275.77 76 7,550 1,006.62 159 76,770 207.11 0 213 0.00 0 682 0.00

Brazoria, Tx.

Brazoria

460 210,216 218.82 92 18,394 500.17 361 187,723 192.30 0 1,114 0.00 7 2,985 234.50

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, Tx.

Cameron

1,259 300,122 419.50 18 1,200 1,499.39 1,241 297,211 417.55 0 570 0.00 0 1,140 0.00

Bryan-College Station, Tx.

Brazos

547 132,844 411.76 223 15,915 1,401.22 324 110,632 292.86 0 372 0.00 0 5,925 0.00

Corpus Christi, Tx.

Nueces

2,635 316,738 831.92 269 14,158 1,899.96 2,363 297,385 794.59 0 1,457 0.00 3 3,738 80.27

Corpus Christi, Tx.

San Patricio

336 63,505 529.09 32 1,524 2,099.57 304 61,333 495.65 0 292 0.00 0 349 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Collin

747 288,706 258.74 89 12,616 705.43 658 263,877 249.36 0 1,415 0.00 0 10,798 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Dallas

9,030 2,110,164 427.93 3,412 435,538 783.40 5,584 1,581,779 353.02 12 13,505 88.86 22 79,342 27.73

Dallas, Tx.

Denton

711 249,329 285.17 107 13,140 814.33 602 226,391 265.91 2 1,421 140.73 0 8,377 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Ellis

310 93,464 331.68 86 9,823 875.49 223 82,828 269.23 0 477 0.00 1 336 297.20

Dallas, Tx.

Henderson

298 63,050 472.64 42 5,397 778.20 256 57,186 447.66 0 240 0.00 0 227 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Hunt

241 66,092 364.64 94 7,356 1,277.86 147 57,976 253.55 0 284 0.00 0 482 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Kaufman

218 58,039 375.61 57 8,323 684.87 161 49,107 327.86 0 244 0.00 0 366 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Rockwall

275 25,617 1,073.51 84 925 9,083.30 191 24,367 783.85 0 100 0.00 0 225 0.00

El Paso, Tx.

El Paso

2,735 677,329 403.79 206 24,926 826.46 2,518 639,399 393.81 3 3,454 86.85 8 9,550 83.77

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Dallas

9,030 2,110,164 427.93 3,412 435,538 783.40 5,584 1,581,779 353.02 12 13,505 88.86 22 79,342 27.73

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Hood

85 32,129 264.56 2 80 2,489.96 83 31,602 262.64 0 183 0.00 0 263 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Johnson

208 107,812 192.93 15 3,450 434.78 193 103,090 187.22 0 550 0.00 0 722 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Parker

68 52,777 128.84 2 544 367.92 66 51,600 127.91 0 364 0.00 0 269 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Tarrant

5,695 1,271,519 447.89 2,094 159,957 1,309.10 3,584 1,061,718 337.57 1 6,993 14.30 16 42,850 37.34

Galveston-Texas City, Tx.

Galveston

1,243 237,718 522.89 674 43,336 1,555.29 568 188,273 301.69 0 951 0.00 1 5,158 19.39

Houston, Tx.

Chambers

163 21,725 750.29 72 2,902 2,480.65 91 18,590 489.51 0 70 0.00 0 161 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Fort Bend

749 291,525 256.92 230 61,366 374.80 518 205,642 251.89 0 845 0.00 1 23,672 4.22

Houston, Tx.

Harris

12,532 3,097,244 404.62 6,507 610,467 1,065.91 6,005 2,316,119 259.27 2 10,840 18.45 18 159,508 11.28

Houston, Tx.

Liberty

146 59,124 246.94 30 9,105 329.49 116 49,552 234.10 0 266 0.00 0 201 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Montgomery

366 227,462 160.91 68 10,350 657.04 298 214,019 139.24 0 955 0.00 0 2,138 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Waller

169 25,356 666.51 110 9,392 1,171.23 58 15,820 366.63 0 41 0.00 1 104 961.91

Killeen-Temple, Tx.

Bell

825 219,535 375.79 363 42,743 849.25 456 166,781 273.41 2 1,229 162.68 4 8,781 45.55

Killeen-Temple, Tx.

Coryell

65 73,038 88.99 17 15,440 110.10 48 54,194 88.57 0 657 0.00 0 2,746 0.00

Laredo, Tx.

Webb

1,516 166,135 912.51 5 299 1,672.00 1,511 164,706 917.39 0 332 0.00 0 781 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Gregg

465 116,918 397.71 200 23,278 859.17 265 92,318 287.05 0 573 0.00 0 748 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Harrison

146 59,169 246.75 66 17,354 380.31 80 41,383 193.32 0 213 0.00 0 219 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Upshur

37 31,561 117.23 5 4,144 120.66 32 27,243 117.46 0 136 0.00 0 38 0.00

Lubbock, Tx.

Lubbock

670 229,099 292.45 246 18,878 1,303.12 424 205,731 206.09 0 825 0.00 0 3,643 0.00

Mcallen-Edinburg-Mission, Tx.

Hidalgo

1,534 469,699 326.59 9 1,315 684.33 1,525 465,519 327.59 0 1,033 0.00 0 1,785 0.00

Odessa-Midland, Tx.

Ector

638 125,448 508.58 120 6,260 1,916.98 518 117,407 441.20 0 803 0.00 0 991 0.00

Odessa-Midland, Tx.

Midland

639 116,314 549.37 183 9,584 1,909.38 456 104,904 434.68 0 512 0.00 0 1,314 0.00

San Angelo, Tx.

Tom Green

609 103,149 590.41 78 4,662 1,672.98 529 96,547 547.92 2 516 387.79 0 1,413 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Bexar

4,311 1,299,860 331.65 600 92,680 647.39 3,708 1,179,103 314.48 0 5,719 0.00 3 22,358 13.42

San Antonio, Tx.

Comal

424 61,974 684.16 9 589 1,528.65 415 60,883 681.63 0 217 0.00 0 285 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Guadalupe

180 71,914 250.30 39 4,308 905.37 141 66,556 211.85 0 302 0.00 0 748 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Wilson

22 26,296 83.66 0 310 0.00 22 25,881 85.01 0 66 0.00 0 39 0.00

Sherman-Denison, Tx.

Grayson

468 97,695 479.04 138 7,151 1,929.73 329 88,795 370.52 1 1,153 86.75 0 596 0.00

Texarkana, Tx.-Texarkana, Ar.

Bowie

300 79,934 375.31 173 18,177 951.75 127 60,998 208.20 0 424 0.00 0 336 0.00

Tyler, Tx.

Smith

550 159,353 345.15 289 34,675 833.45 260 123,132 211.16 0 621 0.00 1 908 110.09

Victoria, Tx.

Victoria

263 80,933 324.96 56 5,722 978.69 207 74,539 277.71 0 275 0.00 0 397 0.00

Waco, Tx.

McLennan

859 200,878 427.62 352 32,984 1,067.18 507 165,202 306.90 0 743 0.00 0 1,949 0.00

Wichita Falls, Tx.

Archer

4 6,370 62.79 0 16 0.00 4 6,320 63.29 0 29 0.00 0 6 0.00

Wichita Falls, Tx.

Wichita

351 126,387 277.72 109 12,664 860.71 241 110,033 219.03 0 1,087 0.00 1 2,616 38.22

 

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)