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Washington All Drugs Sales

Washington 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.

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

Bellingham, Wa.

Whatcom

280 146,070 191.69 17 847 2,006.60 237 137,145 172.81 23 4,733 485.98 3 3,345 89.69

Bremerton, Wa.

Kitsap

535 221,511 241.52 24 6,291 381.50 494 199,161 248.04 9 3,899 230.85 8 12,139 65.90

Olympia, Wa.

Thurston

281 124,283 226.10 3 2,498 120.09 269 113,943 236.08 3 2,013 149.00 6 5,841 102.72

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Clark

1,010 286,259 352.83 23 4,094 561.87 971 270,772 358.60 10 2,891 345.88 6 8,502 70.57

Portland-Vancouver, Or.-Wa.

Cowlitz

4 3,052 131.06 0 11 0.00 4 2,934 136.32 0 54 0.00 0 53 0.00

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa.

Benton

584 125,492 465.37 22 1,406 1,565.27 559 119,832 466.49 1 1,067 93.75 2 3,187 62.75

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Wa.

Franklin

333 43,413 767.05 42 1,815 2,314.48 288 39,970 720.53 1 365 274.22 2 1,259 158.86

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

Island

129 69,439 185.77 0 1,493 0.00 119 63,696 186.82 4 576 694.03 6 3,673 163.34

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

King

1,225 356,724 343.40 168 20,012 839.49 1,018 297,793 341.85 13 4,281 303.69 26 34,638 75.06

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.

Snohomish

580 97,916 592.34 27 1,146 2,356.81 549 91,052 602.95 0 1,400 0.00 4 4,318 92.63

Spokane, Wa.

Spokane

2,426 397,739 609.95 452 6,284 7,192.56 1,921 376,102 510.77 42 6,364 659.98 11 8,989 122.37

Tacoma, Wa.

Pierce

3,041 619,103 491.19 776 48,290 1,606.96 2,152 523,452 411.12 72 9,225 780.52 41 38,137 107.51

Yakima, Wa.

Yakima

754 204,799 368.17 23 3,154 729.25 673 186,162 361.51 56 11,715 478.04 2 3,768 53.07

 

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)