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Utah All Drugs Possession

Utah 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.

6,209 1,438,978 431.49 225 14,216 1,582.77 5,840 1,374,204 424.97 97 11,914 814.17 47 38,607 121.74

Provo-Orem, Ut.

Utah

1,197 297,574 402.25 2 506 395.35 1,178 289,361 407.10 12 2,262 530.61 5 5,446 91.82

Salt Lake City-Ogden, Ut.

Davis

645 196,004 329.07 7 2,724 256.93 632 187,889 336.37 3 1,196 250.91 3 4,175 71.86

Salt Lake City-Ogden, Ut.

Salt Lake

3,984 773,352 515.16 205 7,734 2,650.80 3,660 732,596 499.59 80 7,115 1,124.41 39 25,907 150.54

Salt Lake City-Ogden, Ut.

Weber

383 172,048 222.61 11 3,252 338.28 370 164,357 225.12 2 1,342 149.03 0 3,080 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)