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California Arrest Rates

State Arrest Report PDF Marijuana Arrests By Rate 1995 - 1997

1995

1996

1997

1995 to 1997



NAME


TL


AQ


RATE


TL


AQ


RATE


TL


AQ


RATE


RANK


CHANGE


RANK
California 51,226 0.78 162.16 57,326 0.81 179.83 58,068 0.77 179.96 NA 10.97% NA
Trinity 45 1.33 332.13 56 1.73 409.60 68 1.24 491.37 1 47.94% 5
Colusa 35 0.62 202.02 69 1.08 394.69 83 1.12 469.09 2 132.20% 1
Shasta 401 0.70 249.34 517 0.87 318.56 557 0.91 339.06 3 35.98% 8
Mendocino 241 0.91 292.81 333 1.27 400.93 278 1.01 330.68 4 12.93% 24
Alpine 53 4.83 4427.74 57 5.18 4722.45 4 0.87 327.60 5 -92.60% 58
Imperial 613 1.63 445.04 549 1.51 394.98 445 1.12 316.29 6 -28.93% 52
Humboldt 293 0.74 239.46 406 0.90 328.81 381 0.95 304.85 7 27.30% 13
Calaveras 71 1.11 190.19 92 1.23 244.21 105 1.24 275.36 8 44.78% 7
Sierra 9 0.87 267.22 22 2.24 647.44 9 0.92 261.70 9 -2.06% 37
San Francisco 1,919 0.95 259.90 1,988 0.84 266.80 1,929 0.84 255.75 10 -1.59% 35
Santa Barbara 880 0.90 230.12 1,039 0.93 269.24 940 0.77 240.65 11 4.57% 30
Siskiyou 73 0.67 165.36 80 0.73 179.60 108 0.81 239.55 12 44.87% 6
Del Norte 61 0.63 225.92 80 0.82 293.61 66 0.65 239.30 13 5.93% 29
Yolo 403 0.89 273.86 372 0.83 250.51 356 0.73 236.84 14 -13.52% 45
Kings 123 0.32 111.17 192 0.44 171.96 266 0.60 235.36 15 111.72% 2
Santa Cruz 473 0.73 200.30 590 0.80 247.58 566 0.72 234.64 16 17.15% 19
Orange 5,738 1.22 224.50 6,044 1.20 234.33 5,808 1.14 222.46 17 -0.91% 34
Merced 394 0.66 199.15 475 0.76 237.93 435 0.64 215.26 18 8.09% 27
Amador 137 2.22 415.64 129 2.22 387.85 72 1.27 213.88 19 -48.54% 55
Santa Clara 3,368 1.13 215.20 3,718 1.17 235.41 3,378 1.01 211.30 20 -1.81% 36
Ventura 1,301 0.88 184.21 1,438 0.99 201.76 1,522 0.96 210.97 21 14.53% 22
Lake 138 0.78 246.23 102 0.60 180.35 117 0.67 204.38 22 -17.00% 46
Fresno 1,213 0.57 165.39 1,265 0.60 170.92 1,508 0.64 201.30 23 21.71% 17
Alameda 1,945 0.66 146.67 2,398 0.69 179.19 2,579 0.71 190.39 24 29.81% 12
Nevada 159 0.99 184.32 132 0.78 151.64 167 0.85 189.53 25 2.83% 31
Stanislaus 667 0.54 163.16 828 0.66 200.71 773 0.58 185.11 26 13.46% 23
Madera 120 0.48 113.80 149 0.50 140.02 199 0.65 184.75 27 62.35% 3
San Diego 5,557 1.08 210.07 5,319 1.02 199.25 4,920 0.92 182.08 28 -13.33% 44
Sonoma 563 0.60 136.57 710 0.73 170.67 765 0.72 181.67 29 33.02% 10
Solano 623 0.71 168.64 646 0.72 173.28 685 0.70 181.52 30 7.64% 28
Mono 60 2.44 574.49 56 2.03 531.41 19 0.91 178.14 31 -68.99% 57
Los Angeles 12,578 0.72 136.78 15,448 0.79 166.46 16,732 0.80 178.11 32 30.22% 11
Plumas 29 0.61 140.68 19 0.36 91.34 37 0.56 175.72 33 24.91% 14
Monterey 524 0.63 148.15 665 0.76 186.32 614 0.67 169.95 34 14.72% 21
Inyo 55 0.93 296.88 31 0.55 165.82 32 0.58 169.11 35 -43.04% 53
Placer 394 0.93 197.51 453 1.06 225.03 325 0.70 159.50 36 -19.25% 47
San Bernardino 1,973 0.57 126.36 2,125 0.59 134.86 2,514 0.61 157.62 37 24.74% 15
San Luis Obispo 369 0.66 164.12 420 0.76 185.12 340 0.62 148.05 38 -9.79% 42
Glenn 53 0.66 204.51 57 0.74 217.96 39 0.53 147.34 39 -27.96% 51
Yuba 99 0.54 158.84 100 0.50 159.00 92 0.47 144.51 40 -9.02% 41
Tehama 98 0.83 184.42 93 0.79 173.43 77 0.62 141.86 41 -23.08% 49
Kern 847 0.59 138.31 951 0.52 153.89 884 0.49 141.32 42 2.17% 32
Riverside 1,644 0.71 120.91 1,704 0.67 124.18 1,952 0.71 140.54 43 16.24% 20
San Joaquin 705 0.55 135.38 644 0.48 122.54 721 0.50 135.54 44 0.12% 33
El Dorado 262 0.95 179.98 212 0.81 144.32 200 0.69 134.50 45 -25.27% 50
Contra Costa 1,011 0.70 116.57 1,092 0.71 124.77 1,142 0.69 128.91 46 10.58% 26
Marin 339 0.87 143.51 355 0.84 148.93 309 0.73 128.07 47 -10.76% 43
Butte 253 0.70 130.94 233 0.63 119.50 244 0.63 123.63 48 -5.58% 39
Napa 87 0.48 75.30 157 0.79 134.65 143 0.67 121.16 49 60.92% 4
Tulare 437 0.41 126.67 517 0.47 148.51 421 0.40 119.47 50 -5.69% 40
Modoc 23 1.14 236.63 37 1.60 377.24 11 0.52 110.81 51 -53.17% 56
San Benito 47 0.58 114.08 60 0.65 144.32 46 0.53 109.31 52 -4.18% 38
Sacramento 982 0.44 88.98 1,168 0.49 104.87 1,231 0.47 109.19 53 22.72% 16
San Mateo 601 0.65 88.43 778 0.76 113.44 738 0.70 106.31 54 20.22% 18
Tuolumne 68 0.67 130.29 49 0.38 93.03 39 0.30 73.15 55 -43.85% 54
Mariposa 8 0.26 50.91 17 0.54 107.20 11 0.36 68.53 56 34.62% 9
Sutter 44 0.22 59.83 67 0.33 90.28 50 0.24 66.56 57 11.25% 25
Lassen 20 0.35 70.87 23 0.44 80.77 16 0.29 55.51 58 -21.68% 48

Notes:

NR:None Reported.

TL: Total Marijuana Arrests Reported.

AQ: Arrest Quotient. This indicator compares local marijuana arrests to national marijuana arrests in proportion to all arrests. The AQ is produced through dividing the local percentage of marijuana arrests by the national percentage. A value of 1.0 indicates that local marijuana arrests are the same percentage of all arrests as the are nationally. A value of 2.0 indicates that local marijuana arrests are twice the percentage of local arrests as they are nationally. AQ values less than 1.0 indicate that local marijuana arrests are less of a percentage of all local arrests than the national standard. A value of .5 indicates that local marijuana arrests are one half the percentage they represent of all national arrests.

RATE: Marijuana arrest rate per 100,000 population.

CHANGE: Percent change in arrest rate from 1995 to 1997.

Citation: Gettman, Jon B. (2000) "US Marijuana Arrests. Part One – County Level Data" Washington, D.C.: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Original Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: County-Level Detailed Arrest And Offense Data, [Computer files]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1999.