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North Carolina Arrest Rates

State Arrest Report PDF Marijuana Arrests By Rate 1995 - 1997

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1997

1995 to 1997



NAME


TL


AQ


RATE


TL


AQ


RATE


TL


AQ


RATE


RANK


CHANGE


RANK
North Carolina 15,554 0.77 216.18 18,441 0.81 251.89 23,008 0.93 309.87 - 43.34% -
Dare 173 1.67 677.29 128 1.17 492.44 274 1.89 1039.77 1 53.52% 55
New Hanover 799 1.37 581.34 872 1.61 623.37 989 1.60 697.31 2 19.95% 75
Guilford 2,123 0.98 564.80 2,462 1.03 643.55 2,702 1.07 696.58 3 23.33% 74
Tyrrell 10 0.83 252.21 11 1.12 272.61 28 2.69 684.43 4 171.38% 14
Currituck 48 1.10 298.88 93 2.12 568.98 109 2.34 657.74 5 120.07% 24
Lee 122 0.50 267.43 198 0.82 426.46 300 1.42 637.29 6 138.30% 18
Pasquotank 68 0.62 199.20 85 0.77 244.65 200 1.31 567.75 7 185.02% 12
Gaston 1,023 1.85 558.37 1,102 1.73 591.00 1,064 1.57 562.79 8 0.79% 84
Iredell 293 1.02 286.19 456 1.18 437.62 583 1.42 551.83 9 92.82% 33
Bladen 41 0.40 135.91 100 0.74 325.72 166 1.08 533.30 10 292.39% 4
Harnett 216 1.13 287.59 269 1.16 351.92 410 1.63 529.03 11 83.95% 37
Forsyth 1,079 1.05 381.54 1,123 1.01 390.16 1,502 1.20 514.67 12 34.89% 63
Cabarrus 418 1.04 382.14 466 0.96 418.58 537 1.02 475.73 13 24.49% 72
Stokes 83 1.17 204.53 85 0.96 205.81 198 1.94 472.85 14 131.18% 20
Rutherford 198 1.30 330.40 216 1.04 354.16 291 1.23 470.59 15 42.43% 60
Davidson 374 1.01 275.75 419 1.01 303.54 617 1.53 440.85 16 59.87% 49
Swain 25 0.75 209.54 79 2.00 650.63 53 1.18 430.58 17 105.49% 28
Sampson 207 1.30 407.14 182 1.03 351.72 220 1.22 419.34 18 3.00% 83
Edgecombe 58 0.40 163.68 59 0.36 163.61 154 0.80 418.11 19 155.44% 15
Wake 1,005 0.95 199.82 1,364 0.99 266.46 2,009 1.26 387.07 20 93.71% 32
Alleghany 13 1.07 131.22 51 3.77 505.85 39 2.34 381.53 21 190.76% 10
Nash 305 0.79 284.12 291 0.61 266.35 397 0.77 359.28 22 26.46% 70
Caldwell 119 0.77 159.27 131 0.68 172.27 272 1.23 352.79 23 121.51% 23
Lenoir 111 0.53 187.60 158 0.70 262.38 214 0.84 350.51 24 86.84% 34
Craven 211 0.70 249.30 296 0.76 343.63 295 0.84 337.78 25 35.49% 62
Buncombe 477 0.84 252.12 519 0.86 269.52 616 0.93 315.51 26 25.14% 71
Caswell 26 0.51 121.60 41 0.73 188.41 68 1.05 308.21 27 153.45% 16
Mecklenburg 1,302 0.89 226.98 1,572 1.02 269.14 1,673 1.04 282.40 28 24.42% 73
Carteret 103 0.58 179.41 132 0.68 225.92 164 0.77 276.85 29 54.32% 54
Robeson 300 0.69 266.38 281 0.71 245.15 319 0.69 274.49 30 3.05% 82
Onslow 227 1.25 151.07 314 1.69 205.33 421 2.18 271.52 31 79.73% 39
Surry 118 0.79 180.10 125 0.72 187.46 180 1.00 266.24 32 47.83% 57
Union 117 0.46 120.79 170 0.60 172.44 258 0.84 258.11 33 113.70% 26
Alexander 56 0.90 186.95 71 1.06 232.89 79 1.13 255.58 34 36.71% 61
Alamance 187 0.46 162.94 190 0.58 162.67 298 0.67 251.63 35 54.43% 53
Henderson 84 0.46 109.96 123 0.62 158.21 196 0.86 248.65 36 126.12% 22
Jackson 34 1.10 117.93 64 1.63 218.11 73 1.56 245.37 37 108.07% 27
Yadkin 40 0.76 121.83 71 1.15 212.49 83 1.31 245.01 38 101.11% 30
Graham 9 0.36 116.81 15 0.52 191.30 19 1.07 238.99 39 104.61% 29
Moore 52 0.58 78.15 124 1.00 183.11 164 1.20 238.87 40 205.67% 9
Catawba 162 0.57 127.71 246 0.84 190.55 309 0.92 236.07 41 84.85% 36
Wilkes 90 0.54 145.40 116 0.59 184.13 150 0.78 234.83 42 61.51% 46
Johnston 131 0.58 141.60 178 0.73 189.05 216 0.78 226.27 43 59.79% 50
Vance 95 0.55 230.83 81 0.44 193.38 94 0.46 221.33 44 -4.11% 88
Avery 26 0.79 167.89 43 1.08 272.84 35 0.95 219.06 45 30.48% 68
Wilson 127 0.59 188.05 161 0.50 234.24 152 0.38 218.12 46 15.99% 78
Hyde 7 0.86 129.20 8 1.02 145.09 12 1.57 214.67 47 66.15% 43
Mitchell 19 0.43 128.85 25 0.52 166.60 32 0.73 210.35 48 63.25% 45
Pender 46 0.57 134.60 78 0.76 224.26 74 0.64 209.85 49 55.91% 51
Duplin 26 0.13 61.67 67 0.29 156.17 90 0.35 206.92 50 235.50% 8
Rockingham 105 0.43 117.90 155 0.54 171.01 190 0.66 206.75 51 75.36% 40
Watauga 29 0.45 72.87 73 0.70 180.24 84 0.86 204.56 52 180.71% 13
Randolph 242 0.88 210.87 199 0.67 170.37 242 0.74 204.35 53 -3.09% 87
Chowan 4 0.13 28.28 8 0.22 55.57 29 0.70 198.68 54 602.65% 3
Durham 231 0.42 118.06 194 0.35 97.41 382 0.62 189.18 55 60.25% 48
Cumberland 353 0.72 121.13 447 0.90 150.70 565 0.88 187.87 56 55.10% 52
Richmond 36 0.26 78.01 49 0.32 104.33 88 0.53 184.80 57 136.90% 19
Madison 26 0.84 144.92 26 0.76 142.40 34 0.92 183.66 58 26.74% 69
Stanly 44 0.38 80.27 65 0.54 120.71 103 0.63 182.10 59 126.86% 21
Burke 143 0.72 179.52 137 0.66 168.99 144 0.68 175.18 60 -2.41% 85
Halifax 74 0.32 127.35 79 0.30 133.59 101 0.37 168.45 61 32.28% 65
Rowan 122 0.40 102.33 165 0.48 135.98 207 0.60 168.26 62 64.43% 44
Macon 19 0.66 73.48 21 0.62 79.79 43 1.10 161.15 63 119.32% 25
Pitt 119 0.29 100.07 108 0.22 89.24 197 0.39 160.54 64 60.43% 47
Wayne 148 0.53 133.10 172 0.53 151.98 182 0.56 158.61 65 19.17% 77
Columbus 21 0.13 40.48 43 0.23 81.44 83 0.44 155.05 66 283.05% 6
Montgomery 30 0.34 126.61 35 0.37 145.15 37 0.44 151.35 67 19.54% 76
Scotland 33 0.27 92.86 29 0.24 80.19 50 0.41 136.36 68 46.83% 58
Camden 3 0.50 46.31 14 1.96 212.35 9 1.00 134.65 69 190.75% 11
Chatham 51 0.62 120.05 57 0.63 131.83 55 0.57 125.46 70 4.51% 81
Davie 2 0.08 6.67 47 1.89 154.12 38 1.41 122.91 71 1741.31% 1
Beaufort 41 0.62 91.84 46 0.59 101.24 56 0.69 121.56 72 32.37% 64
Anson 8 0.08 32.59 11 0.10 44.04 30 0.26 118.46 73 263.47% 7
Haywood 102 0.78 204.29 73 0.53 143.66 60 0.45 116.46 74 -42.99% 98
Transylvania 23 0.44 83.84 54 0.81 193.40 31 0.40 109.51 75 30.62% 67
Washington 8 0.36 55.15 19 0.68 128.70 16 0.57 106.89 76 93.83% 31
Franklin 39 0.82 94.91 28 0.56 66.95 44 0.76 103.77 77 9.34% 79
Cherokee 25 0.80 116.49 27 0.70 123.62 22 0.47 99.35 78 -14.71% 92
Cleveland 106 0.43 117.68 94 0.33 102.54 91 0.30 97.91 79 -16.80% 93
Hertford 12 0.16 51.98 36 0.46 153.24 23 0.27 96.57 80 85.77% 35
Granville 41 0.37 99.90 57 0.47 136.47 40 0.37 94.46 81 -5.45% 89
Hoke 14 0.15 51.16 27 0.28 96.94 26 0.28 92.07 82 79.97% 38
Lincoln 57 0.69 100.79 63 0.63 109.45 52 0.54 89.10 83 -11.60% 91
Pamlico NR - - 2 0.07 16.18 11 0.37 87.76 84 - -
McDowell 51 0.74 135.24 69 0.77 179.79 33 0.31 84.80 85 -37.29% 95
Yancey 9 0.62 55.22 12 0.55 72.35 14 0.41 83.25 86 50.76% 56
Martin 17 0.29 63.35 14 0.23 51.27 23 0.35 83.07 87 31.12% 66
Warren 12 0.35 66.70 17 0.38 92.84 13 0.32 70.03 88 5.00% 80
Gates 4 0.25 40.43 17 1.07 168.85 7 0.42 68.57 89 69.60% 41
Clay 11 1.14 141.79 2 0.21 25.33 5 0.60 62.46 90 -55.95% 99
Brunswick 41 0.29 69.04 21 0.14 34.75 38 0.27 62.01 91 -10.17% 90
Bertie 1 0.02 4.76 6 0.10 28.07 13 0.21 59.99 92 1159.87% 2
Jones 6 0.51 60.78 9 0.52 89.59 6 0.46 58.91 93 -3.07% 86
Northampton 7 0.14 33.30 14 0.27 65.45 12 0.21 55.34 94 66.20% 42
Ashe 5 0.16 21.25 12 0.39 50.10 13 0.42 53.53 95 151.96% 17
Perquimans 4 0.15 36.69 13 0.43 117.19 6 0.30 53.35 96 45.40% 59
Polk 10 0.50 63.48 5 0.21 31.19 8 0.29 49.22 97 -22.47% 94
Orange 67 0.29 62.71 54 0.21 49.66 41 0.13 37.19 98 -40.70% 97
Person 14 0.13 43.42 4 0.03 12.19 9 0.07 27.05 99 -37.70% 96
Greene 1 0.03 5.99 1 0.03 5.88 4 0.11 23.22 100 287.63% 5

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.