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Virginia 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
Virginia 15,652 0.97 236.51 17,882 1.01 267.90 17,966 0.94 266.80 - 12.81% -
Bland 20 3.28 292.18 30 4.84 434.59 67 5.91 962.09 1 229.28% 5
Chesapeake (city) 985 2.16 540.04 1,521 3.03 826.79 1,470 2.71 792.06 2 46.67% 23
Clarke 37 2.26 300.13 66 3.25 530.85 70 2.88 558.12 3 85.96% 16
Rockbridge 163 1.55 496.27 185 1.64 558.47 178 1.86 532.65 4 7.33% 54
Chesterfield 1,131 1.45 483.04 1,191 1.34 504.33 1,245 1.30 522.57 5 8.18% 52
Wythe 212 2.33 799.31 228 2.42 852.34 138 1.43 511.40 6 -36.02% 92
James City 181 1.35 347.23 201 1.32 382.31 270 1.61 509.06 7 46.61% 24
Hanover 359 3.10 496.80 490 3.44 672.29 362 2.89 492.33 8 -0.90% 60
Stafford 305 2.70 388.57 409 2.29 516.62 392 3.33 490.82 9 26.31% 39
Greensville 75 0.99 444.44 74 0.86 434.78 79 1.33 460.13 10 3.53% 57
Greene 31 1.87 244.29 21 0.82 164.08 59 1.63 456.94 11 87.05% 15
Henrico 810 1.12 349.34 944 1.16 403.66 1,077 1.18 456.50 12 30.67% 30
Culpeper 92 0.89 304.48 156 1.22 511.91 140 1.08 455.39 13 49.56% 22
Prince George 203 1.30 410.95 190 1.11 381.36 210 1.16 417.81 14 1.67% 58
Sussex 22 0.86 216.77 44 1.49 429.90 43 1.14 416.46 15 92.12% 14
Fauquier 233 3.02 448.66 190 3.12 362.75 215 2.50 406.89 16 -9.31% 69
Frederick 272 1.22 366.74 291 1.28 389.03 298 1.19 394.90 17 7.68% 53
Spotsylvania 365 1.35 412.79 348 1.54 390.21 343 1.37 381.24 18 -7.64% 66
Virginia Beach (city) 1,272 1.02 291.77 1,671 1.16 379.90 1,690 1.08 380.76 19 30.50% 32
Caroline 65 1.39 312.15 60 1.07 285.70 77 1.26 363.46 20 16.44% 46
Giles 48 1.12 289.68 78 1.59 466.81 59 1.30 350.07 21 20.85% 41
Dinwiddie 212 0.56 256.48 297 0.82 356.26 285 0.75 338.88 22 32.12% 28
Essex 24 0.77 259.35 35 1.08 375.01 31 1.01 329.26 23 26.96% 36
King William 18 1.36 147.54 22 1.53 178.79 39 2.71 314.19 24 112.95% 12
King and Queen 24 1.51 374.82 14 1.39 216.79 20 1.65 306.98 25 -18.10% 82
Norfolk (city) 570 0.54 233.74 596 0.50 242.32 753 0.53 303.47 26 29.83% 33
Appomattox 9 0.73 70.48 19 1.82 147.53 39 1.97 300.18 27 325.93% 2
York 158 2.01 207.37 206 2.34 268.06 222 2.16 286.36 28 38.09% 26
Hampton (city) 263 0.56 186.48 393 0.72 276.28 405 0.74 282.22 29 51.34% 21
Newport News (city) 540 1.15 298.46 467 0.91 255.91 518 0.84 281.37 30 -5.73% 65
Arlington 419 1.19 237.58 460 1.12 258.60 501 1.15 279.18 31 17.51% 44
Rappahannock 35 3.80 494.00 55 6.22 769.66 20 2.22 277.43 32 -43.84% 94
Shenandoah 103 2.45 309.15 73 1.24 217.26 91 1.20 268.48 33 -13.16% 75
Roanoke (city) 205 0.27 210.01 253 0.33 256.97 264 0.34 265.79 34 26.56% 37
Northampton 12 0.36 91.46 21 0.56 158.71 35 0.95 262.23 35 186.73% 7
Roanoke 314 1.48 295.09 295 1.33 274.87 277 1.12 255.84 36 -13.30% 76
Carroll 67 0.72 194.11 81 0.80 232.67 89 0.95 253.42 37 30.56% 31
Prince William 786 1.35 279.43 812 1.22 286.22 716 1.11 250.17 38 -10.47% 70
Orange 90 2.26 380.13 69 2.09 288.96 59 1.76 244.94 39 -35.57% 91
New Kent 23 1.70 201.93 24 1.61 208.91 28 1.58 241.61 40 19.65% 42
Accomack 66 1.31 201.88 81 1.73 245.67 79 1.42 237.52 41 17.65% 43
Alleghany 71 1.46 291.98 60 1.03 244.66 58 0.73 234.45 42 -19.70% 83
Tazewell 66 0.61 138.91 66 0.51 137.73 111 0.69 229.63 43 65.30% 17
Gloucester 33 0.65 100.02 60 0.89 180.30 76 1.24 226.38 44 126.34% 10
Campbell 230 0.69 197.50 243 0.70 206.89 265 0.70 223.65 45 13.24% 49
Russell 22 0.91 74.69 34 1.06 114.44 67 0.95 223.56 46 199.33% 6
Goochland 42 2.03 262.27 39 1.59 241.47 36 1.32 220.95 47 -15.75% 78
Montgomery 244 0.96 263.81 214 0.90 229.40 206 0.77 218.90 48 -17.03% 80
Amelia 18 3.19 186.78 11 0.73 113.18 21 0.98 214.20 49 14.68% 47
Pulaski 71 0.81 202.59 106 1.10 299.88 76 0.55 213.14 50 5.21% 56
Warren 84 1.24 288.33 57 0.85 193.99 62 0.76 209.17 51 -27.46% 88
Madison 13 1.44 104.87 10 1.14 79.99 26 1.93 206.15 52 96.57% 13
Smyth 53 0.68 157.87 98 1.22 289.44 68 0.73 199.09 53 26.10% 40
Rockingham 202 0.71 212.93 154 0.52 160.95 189 0.52 195.80 54 -8.04% 67
Albemarle 253 0.80 221.89 256 0.78 222.61 216 0.65 186.18 55 -16.09% 79
Patrick 1 0.05 5.62 24 1.13 133.72 33 1.05 182.26 56 3143.32% 1
Suffolk (city) 126 0.87 227.13 129 0.92 230.55 102 0.94 180.70 57 -20.44% 84
Isle of Wight 21 0.59 76.73 16 0.45 57.96 50 1.02 179.55 58 134.02% 9
Alexandria (city) 181 0.51 158.75 225 0.63 195.66 208 0.57 179.29 59 12.94% 51
Wise 97 0.71 199.52 113 0.76 230.47 87 0.48 175.90 60 -11.84% 72
Botetourt 21 0.74 78.13 57 1.62 210.26 48 1.08 175.52 61 124.64% 11
Portsmouth (city) 141 0.36 134.92 139 0.33 131.87 185 0.45 173.98 62 28.95% 34
King George 53 1.91 315.53 28 1.04 165.28 28 0.85 163.84 63 -48.08% 97
Page 45 1.03 197.62 69 1.19 300.44 36 0.66 155.40 64 -21.36% 85
Fairfax 1,403 1.29 152.39 1,723 1.32 185.55 1,435 1.11 153.19 65 0.52% 59
Highland 3 0.95 116.01 1 0.35 38.34 4 1.56 152.03 66 31.05% 29
Middlesex 19 1.27 205.54 9 0.59 96.54 14 0.79 148.86 67 -27.58% 89
Augusta 104 0.37 101.46 97 0.31 93.83 155 0.44 148.62 68 46.47% 25
Loudoun 183 1.22 167.58 180 1.22 163.43 162 1.11 145.80 69 -13.00% 74
Southampton 44 0.93 170.17 62 1.00 237.77 38 0.51 144.46 70 -15.11% 77
Richmond (city) 220 0.32 108.30 304 0.42 148.38 288 0.38 139.34 71 28.65% 35
Halifax 63 0.97 167.44 22 0.36 57.97 53 0.83 138.45 72 -17.32% 81
Louisa 19 0.60 84.18 23 0.67 101.03 31 0.74 134.99 73 60.37% 20
Prince Edward 67 1.55 360.64 22 0.74 117.41 25 0.63 132.27 74 -63.32% 101
Bedford 47 0.70 80.02 44 0.73 74.28 77 0.82 128.85 75 61.01% 19
Nottoway 26 0.66 168.54 17 0.39 109.27 19 0.30 121.07 76 -28.16% 90
Scott 25 0.58 106.56 28 0.69 118.34 27 0.67 113.12 77 6.15% 55
Nelson 4 0.58 29.65 16 0.91 117.58 15 0.78 109.27 78 268.55% 3
Brunswick 14 0.52 85.48 19 0.81 115.03 18 0.74 108.02 79 26.37% 38
Surry 5 0.48 77.88 3 0.26 46.33 7 0.53 107.16 80 37.60% 27
Lancaster 12 0.84 106.44 12 0.78 105.54 12 0.74 104.63 81 -1.70% 62
Pittsylvania 96 0.30 86.44 102 0.26 91.06 112 0.25 99.11 82 14.66% 48
Mathews 10 0.68 111.71 18 0.93 199.36 9 0.46 98.81 83 -11.54% 71
Mecklenburg 30 0.38 97.63 29 0.36 93.58 29 0.33 92.77 84 -4.98% 64
Buchanan 37 0.47 118.86 28 0.36 89.19 28 0.35 88.41 85 -25.62% 87
Craig 12 1.78 256.52 12 1.20 254.35 4 0.36 84.05 86 -67.23% 102
Amherst 38 0.76 127.74 27 0.55 89.99 24 0.41 79.29 87 -37.93% 93
Grayson 17 0.97 104.60 14 0.53 85.42 13 0.41 78.63 88 -24.83% 86
Westmoreland 14 0.37 85.28 11 0.27 66.43 13 0.31 77.83 89 -8.74% 68
Lee 16 0.37 65.00 14 0.41 56.39 19 0.39 75.86 90 16.72% 45
Franklin 36 0.50 84.00 16 0.20 37.02 32 0.41 73.39 91 -12.64% 73
Henry 46 0.24 62.79 42 0.24 56.84 53 0.27 71.10 92 13.24% 50
Fluvanna 4 0.32 26.01 7 0.53 45.13 11 0.74 70.30 93 170.27% 8
Cumberland 9 0.69 115.65 22 1.56 280.29 5 0.43 63.15 94 -45.40% 96
Washington 95 0.49 112.66 77 0.35 90.53 54 0.24 62.94 95 -44.13% 95
Lunenberg 22 0.85 195.73 7 0.23 61.76 7 0.16 61.22 96 -68.72% 103
CharlesCity 4 0.78 59.47 11 1.52 162.17 4 0.46 58.46 97 -1.70% 61
Charlotte 2 0.13 16.32 3 0.15 24.27 7 0.26 56.14 98 243.99% 4
Powhatan 25 1.62 136.51 15 1.32 81.21 10 0.54 53.67 99 -60.69% 100
Richmond 9 0.71 119.70 7 0.37 92.31 4 0.21 52.29 100 -56.31% 99
Northumberland 3 0.16 26.88 4 0.23 35.54 5 0.23 44.03 101 63.80% 18
Buckingham 4 0.37 30.22 5 0.28 37.46 4 0.28 29.70 102 -1.72% 63
Bath 2 0.40 40.80 5 1.29 101.13 1 0.20 20.05 103 -50.85% 98
Dickenson 18 0.46 100.79 15 0.45 83.28 3 0.10 16.51 104 -83.62% 105
Floyd 7 0.71 55.20 7 0.50 54.73 2 0.11 15.50 105 -71.92% 104

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.