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Pennsylvania 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
Pennsylvania 13,929 0.74 115.38 13,733 0.68 113.91 15,093 0.67 125.57 - 8.83% -
Cameron 7 0.68 120.86 8 0.61 138.34 22 1.49 381.61 1 215.76% 2
Sullivan 15 1.16 245.98 6 0.49 98.54 20 1.41 329.49 2 33.95% 17
Dauphin 584 1.16 237.44 570 1.07 232.06 643 0.85 262.58 3 10.59% 32
Potter 32 1.14 187.27 39 1.28 228.54 43 1.28 252.76 4 34.98% 15
Venango 148 0.91 249.54 123 0.69 207.67 129 0.75 218.46 5 -12.45% 52
Indiana 89 0.74 98.03 133 0.94 146.70 171 1.09 189.19 6 92.98% 6
Delaware 886 0.87 161.31 794 0.77 144.76 985 0.80 180.12 7 11.66% 31
Columbia 85 0.94 132.82 112 1.00 175.28 113 0.90 177.40 8 33.56% 18
Pike 71 1.78 199.74 81 1.16 228.19 57 0.72 161.07 9 -19.36% 58
Centre 207 0.75 159.17 251 0.91 193.27 208 0.69 160.65 10 0.93% 40
Philadelphia 1,813 0.62 118.51 1,657 0.49 108.41 2,446 0.62 160.46 11 35.40% 14
Lancaster 661 0.90 149.08 656 0.83 148.15 693 0.79 156.98 12 5.30% 39
Allegheny 2,184 1.07 165.16 2,161 1.03 163.64 1,999 0.93 151.83 13 -8.07% 48
Jefferson 72 1.10 154.04 60 0.88 128.55 67 0.98 143.99 14 -6.52% 46
Lehigh 440 1.02 157.89 409 0.83 146.97 370 0.70 133.35 15 -15.54% 56
Warren 48 0.86 106.35 49 0.77 108.72 59 0.89 131.31 16 23.47% 23
Washington 134 0.40 64.14 206 0.56 98.75 265 0.66 127.43 17 98.65% 5
Northumberland 109 0.84 113.68 94 0.66 98.17 120 0.76 125.71 18 10.58% 33
Mercer 160 0.99 130.76 128 0.74 104.76 153 0.79 125.60 19 -3.95% 45
Bucks 672 1.06 118.52 633 0.95 111.79 705 0.97 124.89 20 5.37% 38
Monroe 161 0.89 143.37 142 0.77 126.63 138 0.68 123.44 21 -13.90% 55
Fayette 94 0.37 64.05 114 0.40 77.78 179 0.54 122.50 22 91.27% 7
Lackawanna 239 0.74 110.47 217 0.64 100.44 262 0.73 121.64 23 10.11% 34
Lycoming 169 0.66 139.51 117 0.45 96.72 146 0.51 121.06 24 -13.23% 54
Crawford 108 0.69 122.55 91 0.66 103.40 105 0.63 119.68 25 -2.35% 43
York 382 0.55 106.59 417 0.55 116.51 414 0.54 116.02 26 8.85% 35
Fulton 11 0.44 77.01 19 0.78 133.20 16 0.63 112.52 27 46.11% 11
Cambria 147 0.58 91.32 153 0.61 95.18 180 0.66 112.33 28 23.01% 24
Beaver 193 0.76 102.75 164 0.65 87.43 208 0.68 111.23 29 8.26% 36
Clearfield 56 0.48 70.47 53 0.43 66.78 88 0.61 111.23 30 57.84% 8
Westmoreland 340 0.76 90.17 390 0.82 103.57 409 0.86 108.95 31 20.83% 26
Cumberland 251 0.81 121.87 194 0.61 94.32 220 0.62 107.29 32 -11.96% 50
Franklin 94 0.45 75.09 136 0.59 108.78 126 0.48 101.09 33 34.63% 16
Erie 305 0.71 108.63 277 0.62 98.79 282 0.57 100.88 34 -7.14% 47
Union 33 0.84 88.33 32 0.85 85.78 37 0.84 99.48 35 12.62% 30
Schuylkill 127 0.54 82.69 141 0.53 91.93 152 0.49 99.41 36 20.22% 27
Wyoming 29 0.88 98.64 37 0.86 126.02 29 0.63 99.08 37 0.45% 41
Berks 267 0.55 77.34 275 0.54 79.77 338 0.59 98.34 38 27.15% 21
Greene 51 0.81 126.76 35 0.58 87.11 39 0.47 97.36 39 -23.19% 60
Chester 301 0.53 75.64 373 0.64 93.86 377 0.62 95.15 40 25.80% 22
Blair 62 0.43 46.96 132 0.76 100.11 125 0.66 95.09 41 102.50% 4
Susquehanna 25 0.76 60.10 19 0.52 45.74 38 0.96 91.76 42 52.68% 9
Elk 25 0.62 70.96 40 0.78 113.70 32 0.57 91.24 43 28.58% 20
Tioga 28 0.46 66.73 32 0.55 76.37 38 0.63 90.97 44 36.33% 13
Lawrence 90 0.66 92.31 76 0.54 78.06 87 0.61 89.63 45 -2.91% 44
Butler 111 0.43 68.45 123 0.40 75.96 143 0.42 88.58 46 29.40% 19
Luzerne 281 0.60 85.61 206 0.41 62.85 277 0.51 84.77 47 -0.98% 42
Clinton 29 0.57 77.35 46 0.75 122.86 31 0.44 83.05 48 7.38% 37
Perry 25 0.53 57.89 29 0.56 67.24 35 0.57 81.40 49 40.62% 12
Lebanon 63 0.31 54.03 92 0.41 79.01 94 0.40 80.98 50 49.87% 10
Bradford 21 0.26 33.79 44 0.55 70.89 50 0.61 80.80 51 139.16% 3
Northampton 305 0.82 110.86 349 0.90 127.03 217 0.51 79.22 52 -28.54% 63
Somerset 51 0.59 64.43 71 0.72 89.82 62 0.59 78.68 53 22.12% 25
Montgomery 613 0.57 87.25 548 0.48 78.10 535 0.42 76.48 54 -12.34% 51
McKean 30 0.42 61.72 54 0.81 111.26 35 0.45 72.34 55 17.20% 29
Montour 11 0.52 60.29 9 0.45 49.40 13 0.60 71.57 56 18.72% 28
Wayne 37 0.92 85.68 39 0.80 90.44 30 0.54 69.78 57 -18.56% 57
Snyder 30 0.65 79.45 26 0.57 68.95 26 0.57 69.16 58 -12.95% 53
Bedford 45 0.76 91.72 23 0.40 46.94 33 0.52 67.56 59 -26.34% 61
Huntingdon 31 0.52 69.50 22 0.38 49.39 28 0.45 63.05 60 -9.28% 49
Juniata 2 0.16 9.31 2 0.23 9.32 12 0.90 56.10 61 502.69% 1
Carbon 50 0.43 84.80 48 0.38 81.52 30 0.19 51.11 62 -39.73% 64
Armstrong 48 0.53 64.24 62 0.57 83.09 35 0.29 47.05 63 -26.76% 62
Adams 51 0.44 61.01 40 0.35 47.92 39 0.33 46.86 64 -23.19% 59
Clarion 50 0.86 118.51 17 0.37 40.35 18 0.36 42.85 65 -63.84% 66
Forest 10 1.40 207.51 9 0.83 187.03 2 0.23 41.69 66 -79.91% 67
Mifflin 30 0.55 63.71 28 0.45 59.54 15 0.24 32.00 67 -49.78% 65

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.