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Virginia All Drugs Possession

Virginia Metropolitan Area Cities and 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

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POP

RATE

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POP (est)

RATE

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POP (est)

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POP (est)

RATE

All listed below.

All listed below.

18,740 5,135,932 364.88 8,757 1,080,673 810.33 9,891 3,836,028 257.84 13 15,113 86.02 79 204,171 38.69

Charlottesville, Va.

Albemarle

164 72,574 225.98 28 8,179 342.34 135 62,123 217.31 0 73 0.00 1 2,199 45.48

Charlottesville, Va.

Fluvanna

4 15,379 26.01 1 3,762 26.58 3 11,562 25.95 0 25 0.00 0 29 0.00

Charlottesville, Va.

Greene

24 12,690 189.13 3 919 326.53 21 11,713 179.29 0 15 0.00 0 43 0.00

Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville (city)

152 41,447 366.73 90 9,711 926.78 62 30,497 203.30 0 46 0.00 0 1,198 0.00

Danville, Va.

Pittsylvania

21 53,688 39.11 6 15,564 38.55 15 38,006 39.47 0 43 0.00 0 70 0.00

Danville, Va.

Danville (city)

142 54,773 259.25 86 21,219 405.30 56 33,160 168.88 0 77 0.00 0 318 0.00

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

Scott

22 21,074 104.39 0 145 0.00 22 20,908 105.23 0 15 0.00 0 6 0.00

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

Washington

21 46,292 45.36 1 796 125.59 20 45,371 44.08 0 32 0.00 0 93 0.00

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

Bristol (city)

19 18,250 104.11 2 1,173 170.43 17 16,960 100.24 0 13 0.00 0 104 0.00

Lynchburg, Va.

Amherst

37 29,748 124.38 9 6,530 137.83 28 22,983 121.83 0 146 0.00 0 92 0.00

Lynchburg, Va.

Campbell

38 49,293 77.09 16 7,847 203.89 22 41,184 53.42 0 49 0.00 0 212 0.00

Lynchburg, Va.

Bedford (city)

52 58,733 88.54 11 13,867 79.33 41 44,437 92.26 0 65 0.00 0 364 0.00

Lynchburg, Va.

Lynchburg (city)

400 67,160 595.59 236 19,188 1,229.96 163 47,240 345.04 1 121 827.21 0 618 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Gloucester

48 32,994 145.48 13 4,131 314.71 35 28,520 122.72 0 76 0.00 0 271 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Isle of Wight

27 27,370 98.65 12 9,278 129.33 14 17,938 78.05 1 57 1,739.83 0 99 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

James City

177 39,441 448.77 85 7,490 1,134.87 90 31,225 288.23 0 75 0.00 2 651 307.33

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Mathews

7 8,952 78.19 2 1,368 146.21 5 7,555 66.18 0 13 0.00 0 16 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

York

167 52,592 317.54 55 8,967 613.36 110 41,984 262.00 0 137 0.00 2 1,504 132.97

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Chesapeake (city)

1,327 182,395 727.54 510 54,609 933.91 812 124,393 652.77 3 547 548.26 2 2,827 70.74

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Hampton (city)

456 141,034 323.33 269 58,261 461.71 185 79,318 233.24 0 423 0.00 2 3,032 65.96

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Newport News (city)

1,195 180,930 660.48 862 65,044 1,325.25 332 109,915 302.05 0 669 0.00 1 5,301 18.86

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Norfolk (city)

1,277 243,857 523.67 978 100,932 968.97 292 133,609 218.55 1 1,171 85.43 6 8,120 73.89

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Poquoson (city)

21 11,801 177.95 1 93 1,072.64 20 11,465 174.45 0 27 0.00 0 216 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Portsmouth (city)

562 104,505 537.77 477 52,169 914.34 85 50,988 166.71 0 314 0.00 0 1,024 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Suffolk (city)

208 55,475 374.94 123 26,184 469.75 85 28,897 294.15 0 133 0.00 0 261 0.00

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Virginia Beach (city)

1,431 434,632 329.24 537 65,499 819.86 872 343,750 253.67 0 1,652 0.00 22 23,774 92.54

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

Williamsburg (city)

63 12,686 496.61 14 2,159 648.40 49 10,054 487.38 0 27 0.00 0 445 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

CharlesCity

7 6,726 104.07 6 4,412 135.98 1 1,798 55.62 0 503 0.00 0 13 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Chesterfield

1,265 234,142 540.27 333 33,529 993.17 931 194,806 477.91 0 562 0.00 1 5,221 19.15

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Dinwiddie

19 24,015 79.12 10 9,464 105.66 9 14,428 62.38 0 43 0.00 0 79 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Goochland

47 16,014 293.49 15 5,416 276.96 32 10,536 303.73 0 19 0.00 0 45 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Hanover

391 72,263 541.08 116 8,057 1,439.68 275 63,664 431.96 0 159 0.00 0 383 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Henrico

1,141 231,863 492.10 584 51,381 1,136.61 553 174,106 317.62 4 649 616.13 0 5,750 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

New Kent

23 11,390 201.93 4 2,510 159.34 19 8,695 218.51 0 138 0.00 0 47 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Powhatan

24 18,314 131.05 3 4,538 66.11 21 13,697 153.32 0 40 0.00 0 38 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Prince George

45 24,699 182.19 22 7,780 282.77 23 16,168 142.26 0 101 0.00 0 650 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Colonial Heights (city)

72 16,612 433.42 12 146 8,208.74 60 15,959 375.96 0 38 0.00 0 468 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Hopewell (city)

220 24,699 890.72 109 6,780 1,607.70 111 17,435 636.65 0 72 0.00 0 412 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Petersburg (city)

431 41,346 1,042.42 394 30,534 1,290.36 37 10,328 358.24 0 95 0.00 0 389 0.00

Richmond-Petersburg, Va.

Richmond (city)

1,220 203,133 600.59 987 116,801 845.02 229 83,630 273.83 0 508 0.00 4 2,214 180.66

Roanoke, Va.

Botetourt

17 26,709 63.65 2 1,349 148.28 15 25,248 59.41 0 13 0.00 0 96 0.00

Roanoke, Va.

Roanoke

283 81,947 345.35 36 2,344 1,536.04 247 78,677 313.94 0 82 0.00 0 844 0.00

Roanoke, Va.

Roanoke (city)

367 97,616 375.96 143 25,790 554.48 224 70,762 316.55 0 176 0.00 0 888 0.00

Roanoke, Va.

Salem (city)

69 24,461 282.08 9 1,199 750.88 59 23,030 256.19 0 29 0.00 1 203 492.55

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Arlington

619 176,361 350.98 284 19,664 1,444.25 328 141,071 232.51 2 705 283.51 5 14,920 33.51

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Clarke

32 12,328 259.57 1 1,216 82.27 31 11,057 280.37 0 17 0.00 0 39 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Culpeper

128 30,215 423.63 53 6,140 863.24 74 23,598 313.59 0 88 0.00 1 390 256.56

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Fairfax

1,631 890,508 183.15 435 74,001 587.83 1,180 721,579 163.53 0 2,493 0.00 16 92,435 17.31

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Fauquier

254 51,932 489.10 42 6,320 664.54 210 45,093 465.71 0 125 0.00 2 395 506.74

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

King George

48 16,797 285.77 15 3,684 407.21 33 12,887 256.08 0 40 0.00 0 185 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Loudoun

205 108,576 188.81 41 8,599 476.79 164 96,405 170.12 0 239 0.00 0 3,344 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Prince William

826 241,664 341.80 244 30,836 791.27 574 200,726 285.96 1 870 114.94 7 9,256 75.63

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Spotsylvania

260 66,040 393.70 44 7,872 558.95 216 57,052 378.60 0 231 0.00 0 878 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Stafford

320 78,493 407.68 53 6,170 859.06 267 70,761 377.32 0 338 0.00 0 1,224 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Warren

50 29,133 171.63 4 1,617 247.39 46 27,365 168.10 0 47 0.00 0 102 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Alexandria (city)

301 114,015 264.00 212 26,326 805.29 88 81,338 108.19 0 410 0.00 1 5,952 16.80

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Fairfax (city)

64 22,882 279.70 5 1,176 425.12 58 19,578 296.25 0 59 0.00 1 2,066 48.40

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Falls Church (city)

13 9,273 140.19 4 315 1,268.71 8 8,349 95.82 0 46 0.00 1 562 177.95

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Fredericksburg (city)

134 22,383 598.67 62 5,323 1,164.83 72 16,738 430.16 0 34 0.00 0 287 0.00

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Manassas (city)

125 32,193 388.28 43 3,693 1,164.51 81 27,132 298.54 0 97 0.00 1 1,272 78.64

Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.V.

Manassas Park (city)

27 7,425 363.64 3 604 496.36 24 6,578 364.86 0 7 0.00 0 236 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)