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California Arrests

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

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.