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Washington All Drugs Arrests

Washington Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Sales 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.

2,239 2,370,881 94.44 371 90,270 410.99 1,816 2,121,182 85.61 27 43,265 62.41 25 116,151 21.52

Bellingham, Wa.

Whatcom

67 139,508 48.03 7 809 865.11 57 130,984 43.52 2 4,520 44.25 1 3,195 31.30

Bremerton, Wa.

Kitsap

373 215,833 172.82 21 6,130 342.60 340 194,055 175.21 5 3,799 131.63 7 11,828 59.18

Olympia, Wa.

Thurston

65 122,603 53.02 1 2,464 40.58 61 112,402 54.27 1 1,986 50.35 2 5,762 34.71

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Clark

203 286,259 70.91 4 4,094 97.72 197 270,772 72.75 1 2,891 34.59 1 8,502 11.76

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa.

Benton

59 120,633 48.91 3 1,351 222.04 56 115,192 48.61 0 1,025 0.00 0 3,064 0.00

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa.

Franklin

88 41,140 213.90 13 1,720 755.97 74 37,878 195.37 1 346 289.37 0 1,193 0.00

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

Island

38 69,439 54.72 0 1,493 0.00 34 63,696 53.38 0 576 0.00 4 3,673 108.89

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

King

185 320,151 57.79 42 17,960 233.85 137 267,262 51.26 2 3,842 52.06 4 31,087 12.87

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

Snohomish

68 50,608 134.37 4 592 675.55 64 47,060 136.00 0 724 0.00 0 2,232 0.00

Spokane, Wa.

Spokane

312 198,179 157.43 122 3,131 3,896.23 186 187,398 99.25 2 3,171 63.07 2 4,479 44.65

Tacoma, Wa.

Pierce

611 608,708 100.38 152 47,479 320.14 445 514,663 86.46 10 9,070 110.26 4 37,496 10.67

Yakima, Wa.

Yakima

170 197,820 85.94 2 3,046 65.65 165 179,818 91.76 3 11,315 26.51 0 3,640 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)