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FEDERAL Arrest Rates

State Arrest Report PDF Marijuana Arrests By Rate 1995 - 1997

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1995 to 1997



NAME


TL


AQ


RATE


TL


AQ


RATE


TL


AQ


RATE


RANK


CHANGE


RANK
United States(UCR Estimates) 588,964 1.00 224.11 641,642 1.00 241.92 695,199 1.00 259.61 - 15.80% -
United States(Report Data) 537,780 1.00 238.97 617,528 1.00 241.27 663,639 1.00 256.40 - 7.30% -
Alaska 1,447 0.75 349.64 1,286 0.71 309.21 1,743 0.79 417.71 1 19.47% 19
New York 54,667 1.15 301.42 62,978 1.31 346.32 73,380 1.34 404.59 2 34.23% 8
Nebraska 4,984 1.34 304.46 5,218 1.29 315.86 6,367 1.38 384.25 3 26.21% 14
Mississippi 8,725 1.19 323.51 9,372 1.12 345.07 10,363 1.10 379.46 4 17.29% 24
South Carolina 11,713 1.28 318.89 12,715 1.30 343.74 14,267 1.36 379.44 5 18.99% 21
Arizona 14,031 1.09 332.65 15,258 1.06 344.58 16,293 1.09 357.69 6 7.53% 34
Georgia 18,903 1.06 262.51 21,889 1.17 297.69 25,302 1.17 337.99 7 28.76% 13
Utah 4,831 0.91 247.62 4,869 0.89 243.45 6,805 1.07 330.5 8 33.47% 9
Louisiana 11,855 1.00 273.03 13,531 1.03 310.99 14,254 0.93 327.53 9 19.96% 18
Arkansas 6,731 0.84 270.97 7,828 0.87 311.87 8,046 0.81 318.91 10 17.69% 23
Maryland 14,166 1.21 280.96 13,167 1.09 259.60 16,020 1.13 314.49 11 11.93% 29
North Carolina 15,554 0.77 216.18 18,441 0.81 251.89 23,008 0.93 309.87 12 43.34% 3
Oklahoma 8,426 1.34 257.05 8,709 1.29 263.83 10,127 1.37 305.31 13 18.77% 22
Wisconsin 13,165 0.74 256.98 14,309 0.71 277.31 15,204 0.70 294.08 14 14.44% 26
New Jersey 21,831 1.32 274.78 22,412 1.28 280.57 22,981 1.20 285.37 15 3.86% 36
Wyoming 1,019 0.76 212.29 1,117 0.76 232.22 1,368 0.83 285 16 34.25% 7
Illinois 28,595 3.10 241.72 31,426 3.06 265.27 33,706 3.07 283.34 17 17.22% 25
Texas 47,725 1.04 254.89 51,148 1.02 267.40 54,731 1.04 281.55 18 10.46% 31
Nevada 2,672 0.52 174.64 4,103 0.74 255.96 4,715 0.75 281.16 19 60.99% 1
Colorado 8,338 0.92 222.52 12,077 0.89 315.90 10,650 0.80 273.57 20 22.94% 16
Missouri 12,602 0.91 236.70 13,060 0.87 243.70 14,538 0.88 269.12 21 13.70% 27
Virginia 15,652 0.97 236.51 17,882 1.01 267.90 17,966 0.94 266.8 22 12.81% 28
Maine 2,777 1.32 223.77 3,249 1.32 261.38 3,310 1.27 266.51 23 19.10% 20
Kentucky 11,919 1.03 308.78 10,151 0.93 261.35 10,151 1.02 259.75 24 -15.88% 44
Connecticut 7,832 1.02 239.15 7,964 0.99 243.25 8,262 0.98 252.66 25 5.65% 35
Idaho 3,023 0.93 259.93 2,811 0.81 236.42 2,854 0.82 235.87 26 -9.26% 42
Alabama 7,342 0.87 172.63 8,982 0.92 210.20 9,928 0.91 229.87 27 33.16% 10
Washington 9,088 0.72 167.34 11,392 0.77 205.89 12,670 0.81 225.85 28 34.97% 6
Minnesota 8,598 0.90 186.51 9,538 0.90 204.77 10,560 1.07 225.35 29 20.83% 17
Rhode Island 2,498 1.46 252.32 2,117 1.14 213.84 2,223 1.16 225.23 30 -10.74% 43
South Dakota 1,760 0.92 241.43 1,928 1.02 263.39 1,662 0.74 225.2 31 -6.72% 40
Ohio 17,879 0.78 160.34 22,317 0.84 199.74 24,535 0.85 219.34 32 36.80% 5
Tennessee 12,140 0.92 230.97 10,737 0.64 201.82 11,294 0.67 210.39 33 -8.91% 41
Indiana 9,727 0.94 167.62 11,134 1.00 190.62 12,294 1.02 209.65 34 25.08% 15
New Mexico 4,400 0.79 261.13 5,358 0.88 312.78 3,612 0.65 208.79 35 -20.04% 45
Iowa 4,226 0.94 148.70 4,906 1.02 172.02 5,584 1.04 195.79 36 31.67% 11
Oregon 6,146 0.88 195.67 7,061 0.90 220.38 6,186 0.76 190.75 37 -2.51% 38
Delaware 950 0.79 132.50 1,331 0.86 183.59 1,376 0.80 187.98 38 41.87% 4
Michigan 16,111 0.91 168.72 17,216 0.91 179.45 17,942 0.90 183.57 39 8.80% 33
Massachusetts 11,599 1.46 190.96 11,035 1.37 181.14 11,202 1.26 183.1 40 -4.12% 39
West Virginia 2,592 0.98 141.79 3,354 1.08 183.68 3,323 1.01 182.98 41 29.05% 12
California 51,226 0.78 162.16 57,326 0.81 179.83 58,068 0.77 179.96 42 10.97% 30
Montana NA - - NA - - 1,576 1.16 179.29 43 - -
Kansas* NA - - NA - - 4,521 - 172.80 44 - -
Florida NA - - 25,952 1.01 180.22 23,800 0.98 162.41 45 - -
New Hampshire NA - - 2,962 1.45 254.91 1,865 0.66 158.99 46 - -
Vermont* 414 0.87 70.69 NA - - 889 - 151.02 47 - -
Hawaii 1,596 0.56 134.46 1,440 0.50 121.62 1,595 0.49 134.37 48 -0.06% 37
North Dakota 532 0.43 83.00 739 0.55 114.75 840 0.58 131.05 49 57.89% 2
Pennsylvania 13,929 0.74 115.38 13,733 0.68 113.91 15,093 0.67 125.57 50 8.83% 32
District of Columbia 1,844 1.04 332.85 NA - - NA - - - - -

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.