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Texas All Drugs Sales

Texas 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.

80,434 17,283,184 465.39 27,465 2,425,560 1,132.32 52,781 14,256,734 370.22 41 83,978 48.82 147 516,492 28.46

Abilene, Tx.

Taylor

492 121,234 405.83 117 8,195 1,427.63 375 110,347 339.84 0 582 0.00 0 2,097 0.00

Amarillo, Tx.

Potter

741 174,812 423.88 165 17,132 963.13 575 149,272 385.20 0 2,168 0.00 1 6,241 16.02

Amarillo, Tx.

Randall

83 25,933 320.06 5 355 1,407.33 78 25,176 309.82 0 145 0.00 0 254 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Bastrop

149 43,388 343.41 43 5,367 801.18 106 37,565 282.18 0 243 0.00 0 217 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Caldwell

77 28,323 271.86 16 3,175 503.94 61 24,933 244.66 0 85 0.00 0 130 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Hays

403 75,619 532.93 29 2,828 1,025.41 374 71,815 520.78 0 333 0.00 0 650 0.00

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Travis

1,052 135,184 778.20 225 16,006 1,405.74 820 113,528 722.29 1 649 154.11 6 5,002 119.96

Austin-San Marcos, Tx.

Williamson

575 175,301 328.01 62 9,361 662.32 513 162,083 316.50 0 719 0.00 0 3,120 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Hardin

255 46,484 548.58 74 4,165 1,776.73 181 42,087 430.07 0 144 0.00 0 88 0.00

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Jefferson

3,205 247,424 1,295.35 2,172 81,526 2,664.17 1,020 158,376 644.04 0 668 0.00 13 6,854 189.68

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tx.

Orange

276 85,215 323.89 95 7,550 1,258.27 181 76,770 235.77 0 213 0.00 0 682 0.00

Brazoria, Tx.

Brazoria

630 210,216 299.69 154 18,394 837.23 469 187,723 249.84 0 1,114 0.00 7 2,985 234.50

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, Tx.

Cameron

1,289 300,122 429.49 18 1,200 1,499.39 1,271 297,211 427.64 0 570 0.00 0 1,140 0.00

Bryan-College Station, Tx.

Brazos

557 132,844 419.29 229 15,915 1,438.92 328 110,632 296.48 0 372 0.00 0 5,925 0.00

Corpus Christi, Tx.

Nueces

2,737 316,738 864.12 281 14,158 1,984.72 2,453 297,385 824.86 0 1,457 0.00 3 3,738 80.27

Corpus Christi, Tx.

San Patricio

361 66,930 539.37 33 1,606 2,054.39 328 64,641 507.42 0 308 0.00 0 368 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Collin

869 291,571 298.04 113 12,742 886.86 756 266,496 283.68 0 1,429 0.00 0 10,905 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Dallas

10,312 2,110,164 488.68 4,089 435,538 938.84 6,181 1,581,779 390.76 13 13,505 96.26 29 79,342 36.55

Dallas, Tx.

Denton

785 249,329 314.85 123 13,140 936.10 660 226,391 291.53 2 1,421 140.73 0 8,377 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Ellis

369 93,464 394.80 115 9,823 1,170.71 253 82,828 305.45 0 477 0.00 1 336 297.20

Dallas, Tx.

Henderson

312 63,050 494.85 45 5,397 833.78 265 57,186 463.40 0 240 0.00 2 227 881.13

Dallas, Tx.

Hunt

324 66,092 490.23 146 7,356 1,984.76 178 57,976 307.02 0 284 0.00 0 482 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Kaufman

264 59,360 444.74 80 8,512 939.82 184 50,224 366.36 0 249 0.00 0 374 0.00

Dallas, Tx.

Rockwall

278 25,617 1,085.22 84 925 9,083.30 194 24,367 796.16 0 100 0.00 0 225 0.00

El Paso, Tx.

El Paso

2,831 677,329 417.97 206 24,926 826.46 2,612 639,399 408.51 4 3,454 115.80 9 9,550 94.24

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Dallas

10,312 2,110,164 488.68 4,089 435,538 938.84 6,181 1,581,779 390.76 13 13,505 96.26 29 79,342 36.55

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Hood

91 32,129 283.23 2 80 2,489.96 89 31,602 281.63 0 183 0.00 0 263 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Johnson

216 107,812 200.35 16 3,450 463.77 200 103,090 194.01 0 550 0.00 0 722 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Parker

75 52,777 142.11 3 544 551.87 72 51,600 139.53 0 364 0.00 0 269 0.00

Fort Worth-Arlington, Tx.

Tarrant

6,543 1,271,519 514.58 2,645 159,957 1,653.57 3,880 1,061,718 365.45 1 6,993 14.30 17 42,850 39.67

Galveston-Texas City, Tx.

Galveston

1,361 239,102 569.21 756 43,588 1,734.41 604 189,369 318.95 0 956 0.00 1 5,189 19.27

Houston, Tx.

Chambers

199 21,725 916.00 93 2,902 3,204.18 106 18,590 570.20 0 70 0.00 0 161 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Fort Bend

831 291,525 285.05 263 61,366 428.58 567 205,642 275.72 0 845 0.00 1 23,672 4.22

Houston, Tx.

Harris

12,676 3,097,244 409.27 6,558 610,467 1,074.26 6,098 2,316,119 263.29 2 10,840 18.45 18 159,508 11.28

Houston, Tx.

Liberty

208 59,124 351.80 71 9,105 779.78 137 49,552 276.48 0 266 0.00 0 201 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Montgomery

443 227,462 194.76 89 10,350 859.94 354 214,019 165.41 0 955 0.00 0 2,138 0.00

Houston, Tx.

Waller

198 25,356 780.88 134 9,392 1,426.77 63 15,820 398.24 0 41 0.00 1 104 961.91

Killeen-Temple, Tx.

Bell

961 219,535 437.74 448 42,743 1,048.11 507 166,781 303.99 2 1,229 162.68 4 8,781 45.55

Killeen-Temple, Tx.

Coryell

66 73,038 90.36 17 15,440 110.10 49 54,194 90.42 0 657 0.00 0 2,746 0.00

Laredo, Tx.

Webb

1,525 166,135 917.93 5 299 1,672.00 1,520 164,706 922.86 0 332 0.00 0 781 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Gregg

528 116,918 451.60 241 23,278 1,035.30 287 92,318 310.88 0 573 0.00 0 748 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Harrison

157 59,169 265.34 72 17,354 414.88 85 41,383 205.40 0 213 0.00 0 219 0.00

Longview-Marshall, Tx.

Upshur

46 31,561 145.75 8 4,144 193.05 38 27,243 139.48 0 136 0.00 0 38 0.00

Lubbock, Tx.

Lubbock

824 230,907 356.85 313 19,027 1,645.05 511 207,354 246.44 0 831 0.00 0 3,671 0.00

Mcallen-Edinburg-Mission, Tx.

Hidalgo

1,579 469,699 336.17 9 1,315 684.33 1,570 465,519 337.26 0 1,033 0.00 0 1,785 0.00

Odessa-Midland, Tx.

Ector

716 125,448 570.75 131 6,260 2,092.70 585 117,407 498.27 0 803 0.00 0 991 0.00

Odessa-Midland, Tx.

Midland

688 116,314 591.50 202 9,584 2,107.62 486 104,904 463.28 0 512 0.00 0 1,314 0.00

San Angelo, Tx.

Tom Green

638 103,149 618.52 79 4,662 1,694.43 557 96,547 576.92 2 516 387.79 0 1,413 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Bexar

6,596 1,301,895 506.65 1,177 92,825 1,267.98 5,416 1,180,949 458.61 0 5,728 0.00 3 22,393 13.40

San Antonio, Tx.

Comal

434 61,974 700.29 9 589 1,528.65 425 60,883 698.06 0 217 0.00 0 285 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Guadalupe

196 71,914 272.55 40 4,308 928.58 156 66,556 234.39 0 302 0.00 0 748 0.00

San Antonio, Tx.

Wilson

34 26,296 129.30 1 310 322.28 33 25,881 127.51 0 66 0.00 0 39 0.00

Sherman-Denison, Tx.

Grayson

506 97,695 517.94 158 7,151 2,209.40 347 88,795 390.79 1 1,153 86.75 0 596 0.00

Texarkana, Tx.-Texarkana, Ar.

Bowie

385 79,934 481.65 245 18,177 1,347.86 140 60,998 229.52 0 424 0.00 0 336 0.00

Tyler, Tx.

Smith

647 159,353 406.02 347 34,675 1,000.71 299 123,132 242.83 0 621 0.00 1 908 110.09

Victoria, Tx.

Victoria

277 80,933 342.26 63 5,722 1,101.02 214 74,539 287.10 0 275 0.00 0 397 0.00

Waco, Tx.

McLennan

890 200,878 443.05 353 32,984 1,070.21 537 165,202 325.06 0 743 0.00 0 1,949 0.00

Wichita Falls, Tx.

Archer

6 6,370 94.19 0 16 0.00 6 6,320 94.93 0 29 0.00 0 6 0.00

Wichita Falls, Tx.

Wichita

356 126,387 281.67 109 12,664 860.71 246 110,033 223.57 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)