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United States All Drugs Sales

Selected U.S. Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Arrests by Race

(Data Source: Uniform Crime Reports. See below for notes.)


 

ALL

BLACK

WHITE

AM. INDIAN

ASIAN-PAC.

JURISDICTION

TL

POP

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

United States

1,076,816 180,710,319 595.88 419,109 23,844,572 1757.67 648,622 147,526,643 439.66 3,126 1,138,717 274.52 5,491 8,200,398 66.96

Alabama

421 125,562 335.29 215 40,481 531.11 206 83,210 247.57 0 565 0 0 1,306 0

Alaska

661 252,811 261.46 171 16,009 1068.15 388 205,692 188.63 94 16,686 563.32 8 14,422 55.47

Arizona

18,909 3,470,214 544.89 1,824 131,135 1,390.93 16,677 3,174,652 525.32 338 90,852 372.04 70 73,564 95.16

Arkansas

6,042 1,109,917 544.37 2,557 193,287 1,322.90 3,468 897,378 386.46 8 7,182 111.38 9 12,094 74.42

California

249,365 30,144,302 827.24 46,148 2,314,892 1,993.53 200,650 24,018,472 835.4 698 265,014 263.38 1,869 3,546,134 52.71

Colorado

11,668 2,791,558 417.97 1,927 143,466 1,343.17 9,618 2,552,836 376.76 67 23,887 280.49 56 71,354 78.48

Connecticut

18,535 2,636,886 702.91 7,215 263,485 2,738.30 11,281 2,308,938 488.58 4 5,782 69.18 35 58,830 59.49

Delaware

895 232,553 384.86 603 44,426 1,357.31 291 182,777 159.21 0 951 0 1 4,386 22.8

District of Columbia

6,123 554,000 1,105.23 5,650 356,665 1,584.12 462 179,939 256.75 0 1,662 0 11 15,734 69.91

Florida

75,033 13,207,168 568.12 34,843 1,930,122 1,805.22 40,046 11,010,237 363.72 32 44,556 71.82 112 222,324 50.38

Georgia

26,288 4,330,254 607.08 17,000 1,323,534 1,284.44 9,202 2,903,389 316.94 17 9,983 170.28 69 93,395 73.88

Hawaii

2,123 880,266 241.18 155 33,098 468.31 521 278,428 187.12 2 4,313 46.37 1,445 564,427 256.01

Idaho

1,893 355,170 532.98 26 2,091 1,243.31 1,857 345,180 537.98 4 2,630 152.1 6 5,244 114.41

Illinois

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Indiana

9,563 3,159,618 302.66 4,689 417,956 1,121.89 4,857 2,700,965 179.82 3 7,750 38.71 14 32,986 42.44

Iowa

4,154 1,117,018 371.88 771 41,903 1,839.96 3,320 1,050,514 316.04 41 4,582 894.89 22 20,032 109.82

Kansas

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Kentucky

9,639 1,821,293 529.24 4,596 189,876 2,420.52 5,030 1,612,857 311.87 3 2,775 108.12 10 15,805 63.27

Louisiana

14,531 2,654,642 547.38 9,098 709,515 1,282.28 5,366 1,899,064 282.56 44 13,761 319.73 23 32,290 71.23

Maine

1,088 459,724 236.66 38 2,460 1,544.63 1,043 451,725 230.89 3 1,523 196.99 4 4,019 99.52

Maryland

41,435 4,658,514 889.45 28,719 1,274,381 2,253.56 12,595 3,193,174 394.44 25 14,290 174.95 96 176,665 54.34

Massachusetts

23,585 4,907,567 480.58 6,570 308,194 2,131.78 16,825 4,426,240 380.12 13 11,048 117.67 177 161,794 109.4

Michigan

29,927 6,914,663 432.8 15,574 1,183,320 1,316.13 14,321 5,586,090 256.37 16 32,808 48.77 16 112,555 14.22

Minnesota

11,031 2,915,582 378.35 2,836 104,777 2,706.69 7,867 2,700,735 291.29 186 30,063 618.7 142 80,009 177.48

Mississippi

5,029 677,349 742.45 2,869 215,417 1,331.83 2,151 452,982 474.85 2 1,221 163.76 7 7,730 90.56

Missouri

18,352 2,816,109 651.68 10,596 466,334 2,272.19 7,719 2,304,845 334.9 13 10,851 119.81 24 34,138 70.3

Montana

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Nebraska

4,782 830,091 576.08 1,829 61,082 2,994.36 2,883 748,479 385.18 51 5,670 899.48 19 14,873 127.75

Nevada

8,805 1,305,295 674.56 2,018 108,639 1,857.53 6,669 1,120,108 595.39 49 17,011 288.05 69 59,567 115.84

New Hampshire

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

New Jersey

53,399 7,617,490 701.01 26,178 1,120,108 2,337.10 27,019 6,107,698 442.38 25 18,955 131.89 177 370,603 47.76

New Mexico

1,982 598,363 331.24 370 18,155 2,038.05 1,545 536,861 287.78 62 32,494 190.8 5 10,853 46.07

New York

150,694 17,669,932 852.83 74,181 2,815,523 2,634.72 75,808 13,835,860 547.91 139 69,101 201.16 98 949,583 10.32

North Carolina

25,944 4,678,856 554.49 15,848 1,008,609 1,571.27 9,879 3,581,786 275.81 114 20,260 562.68 103 68,169 151.1

North Dakota

395 267,617 147.6 10 1,862 537.01 358 257,859 138.84 27 4,924 548.29 0 2,978 0

Ohio

32,248 6,313,718 510.76 19,450 877,563 2,216.36 12,731 5,345,130 238.18 5 12,783 39.11 62 78,379 79.1

Oklahoma

8,797 1,960,972 448.6 2,531 202,549 1,249.58 5,967 1,615,217 369.42 275 109,329 251.53 24 33,882 70.83

Oregon

11,324 2,142,028 528.66 1,479 52,949 2,793.27 9,660 1,989,738 485.49 118 23,616 499.66 67 75,783 88.41

Pennsylvania

27,243 9,195,201 296.27 12,831 1,091,809 1,175.21 14,365 7,930,600 181.13 11 13,156 83.61 36 159,470 22.57

Rhode Island

3,724 905,616 411.21 762 43,501 1,751.68 2,906 837,617 346.94 4 4,305 92.92 52 20,183 257.65

South Carolina

14,506 2,542,433 570.56 7,323 652,994 1,121.45 7,150 1,858,331 384.75 15 5,920 253.38 18 25,167 71.52

South Dakota

821 219,038 374.82 61 2,530 2,410.71 675 205,723 328.11 79 8,574 921.39 6 2,210 271.45

Tennessee

5,374 1,304,381 412 2,130 156,399 1,361.90 3,230 1,131,828 285.38 6 3,081 194.72 8 13,084 61.14

Texas

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

Utah

7,557 1,438,978 525.16 273 14,216 1,920.43 7,120 1,374,204 518.12 110 11,914 923.28 54 38,607 139.87

Vermont

78 54,249 143.78 0 460 0 78 52,909 147.42 0 133 0 0 747 0

Virginia

23,750 5,135,932 462.43 12,221 1,080,673 1,130.87 11,355 3,836,028 296.01 14 15,113 92.64 160 204,171 78.37

Washington

11,182 2,695,800 414.79 1,577 97,340 1,620.09 9,254 2,422,015 382.08 234 48,581 481.67 117 127,850 91.51

West Virginia

1,933 752,176 256.99 545 28,193 1,933.13 1,388 719,112 193.02 0 960 0 0 3,920 0

Wisconsin

14,908 3,463,114 430.48 5,282 274,123 1,926.87 9,451 3,104,930 304.39 132 22,946 575.26 43 61,119 70.36

Wyoming

646 143,115 451.39 55 2,911 1,889.70 589 137,557 428.19 2 1,177 169.91 0 1,470 0

 

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)