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South Carolina 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
South Carolina 11,713 1.28 318.89 12,715 1.30 343.74 14,267 1.36 379.44 - 18.99% -
Horry 1,130 1.82 737.36 1,175 2.19 761.35 1,583 1.91 1009.12 1 36.86% 15
Cherokee 354 2.02 755.70 308 1.86 652.90 417 2.12 869.66 2 15.08% 27
Fairfield 275 3.40 1221.30 187 2.51 824.73 191 2.49 828.74 3 -32.14% 44
Jasper 101 2.13 625.15 155 2.38 952.73 120 2.14 725.73 4 16.09% 25
Chester 135 1.14 408.41 178 1.49 534.74 192 1.44 567.48 5 38.95% 14
York 693 1.75 489.25 721 1.71 505.45 752 1.64 518.64 6 6.01% 32
Charleston 1,145 1.39 389.10 1,301 1.35 439.01 1,488 1.42 493.97 7 26.95% 22
Newberry 195 1.41 575.26 134 1.00 392.55 161 1.18 464.02 8 -19.34% 41
Kershaw 118 0.76 254.48 150 0.91 321.23 217 1.18 457.19 9 79.66% 3
Chesterfield 107 1.18 271.97 166 1.54 418.99 181 1.52 449.48 10 65.27% 7
Lancaster 183 1.02 326.32 240 1.35 424.97 251 1.43 437.24 11 33.99% 17
Georgetown 167 1.40 332.33 164 1.28 324.08 220 1.70 427.72 12 28.70% 21
Pickens 406 1.90 401.02 406 1.70 398.21 438 1.56 422.64 13 5.39% 33
Abbeville 69 1.38 292.50 68 1.24 286.26 94 1.49 389.31 14 33.10% 19
Richland 1,151 1.29 383.78 1,060 1.11 350.82 1,174 1.29 382.09 15 -0.44% 36
Colleton 84 1.13 231.11 114 1.17 311.46 141 1.16 379.00 16 63.99% 8
Marlboro 86 1.31 286.30 83 1.43 274.40 115 1.86 374.04 17 30.65% 20
Bamberg 64 1.43 382.34 79 1.98 468.68 63 1.36 367.75 18 -3.81% 39
McCormick 57 3.12 622.75 30 2.01 325.49 34 2.25 362.94 19 -41.72% 46
Beaufort 365 1.77 374.91 467 1.74 476.31 361 1.51 362.24 20 -3.38% 38
Greenville 1,210 0.89 353.75 1,109 0.85 321.94 1,253 1.01 357.85 21 1.16% 35
Darlington 167 1.12 257.46 175 1.17 267.90 228 1.34 343.39 22 33.38% 18
Dorchester 186 1.74 206.42 234 1.69 257.87 298 2.49 323.08 23 56.52% 10
Greenwood 164 0.79 264.46 127 0.58 203.36 203 0.86 319.80 24 20.93% 23
Union 59 0.84 192.14 95 0.97 307.22 97 0.81 308.62 25 60.62% 9
Allendale 18 0.80 153.62 25 1.03 211.88 37 1.29 308.56 26 100.86% 2
Lexington 499 2.11 265.19 678 2.51 357.79 589 2.05 305.79 27 15.31% 26
Edgefield 26 0.86 135.01 60 1.59 309.41 60 1.54 304.41 28 125.48% 1
Spartanburg 576 1.11 246.70 671 1.16 285.38 702 1.11 293.73 29 19.06% 24
Marion 59 0.91 166.87 110 1.46 308.95 104 1.30 287.39 30 72.22% 5
Florence 225 0.98 185.24 218 0.86 178.22 355 1.42 285.52 31 54.13% 11
Oconee 159 1.45 261.38 192 1.68 313.42 174 1.38 279.44 32 6.91% 31
Dillon 123 1.49 414.41 91 0.94 304.46 80 0.86 263.32 33 -36.46% 45
Aiken 197 0.96 148.81 365 1.42 273.79 349 1.37 257.55 34 73.07% 4
Anderson 264 0.84 172.39 412 1.18 267.14 390 1.03 248.78 35 44.32% 12
Laurens 129 1.00 218.13 128 0.91 214.93 149 0.95 246.13 36 12.84% 29
Calhoun 30 1.80 223.60 18 1.09 133.22 33 1.87 240.31 37 7.48% 30
Orangeburg 139 0.85 157.50 178 1.03 200.29 205 1.27 226.94 38 44.09% 13
Berkeley 186 1.04 133.64 226 1.12 161.25 316 1.38 221.81 39 65.97% 6
Barnwell 42 0.97 195.65 42 0.80 194.29 45 0.95 204.82 40 4.69% 34
Sumter 160 0.79 149.59 154 0.73 142.97 222 0.72 202.76 41 35.54% 16
Clarendon 73 1.89 248.12 39 0.88 131.64 57 0.98 189.28 42 -23.71% 42
Lee 47 2.47 250.69 45 1.79 238.35 35 0.78 182.39 43 -27.25% 43
Hampton 28 0.71 147.24 42 0.82 219.34 28 0.57 143.88 44 -2.28% 37
Saluda 27 0.99 163.40 34 1.07 204.34 24 0.75 141.91 45 -13.15% 40
Williamsburg 35 0.72 93.10 61 0.92 161.13 41 0.85 106.55 46 14.45% 28

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.