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West Virginia All Drugs Sales

West Virginia 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.

1,933 752,176 256.99 545 28,193 1,933.13 1,388 719,112 193.02 0 960 0.00 0 3,920 0.00

Charleston, W.V.

Kanawha

713 204,809 348.13 306 13,825 2,213.44 407 189,284 215.02 0 307 0.00 0 1,413 0.00

Charleston, W.V.

Putnam

62 45,725 135.59 1 142 705.48 61 45,377 134.43 0 50 0.00 0 155 0.00

Cumberland, Md.-W.V.

Mineral

10 26,037 38.41 0 732 0.00 10 25,222 39.65 0 13 0.00 0 70 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Cabell

380 101,481 374.45 114 4,262 2,674.67 266 96,468 275.74 0 112 0.00 0 639 0.00

Huntington-Ashland, W.V.-Ky.-Oh.

Wayne

58 37,234 155.77 0 34 0.00 58 37,096 156.35 0 60 0.00 0 48 0.00

Parkersburg-Marietta, W.V.-Oh.

Wood

265 88,296 300.13 8 839 953.73 257 86,945 295.59 0 115 0.00 0 397 0.00

Steubenville-Weirton, Oh.-W.V.

Brooke

14 23,350 59.96 0 187 0.00 14 23,065 60.70 0 28 0.00 0 70 0.00

Steubenville-Weirton, Oh.-W.V.

Hancock

49 35,547 137.85 2 935 213.93 47 34,452 136.42 0 36 0.00 0 124 0.00

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

Berkeley

162 65,671 246.68 50 2,522 1,982.74 112 62,676 178.70 0 112 0.00 0 355 0.00

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

Jefferson

93 37,625 247.18 25 2,848 877.74 68 34,536 196.90 0 64 0.00 0 177 0.00

Wheeling, W.V.-Oh.

Marshall

28 36,225 77.29 0 178 0.00 28 35,921 77.95 0 29 0.00 0 94 0.00

Wheeling, W.V.-Oh.

Ohio

99 50,176 197.31 39 1,691 2,306.42 60 48,069 124.82 0 35 0.00 0 376 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)