United States Marijuana Arrests by State, (2007)

 
Arrests
Arrest Rate per 100,000
 
Jurisdiction Total Possession Sales Total Possession Sales Pop. Cov.
Alabama 12,575 12,400 175 271.72 267.94 3.78 100%
Alaska 1,046 933 113 153.04 136.51 16.53  
Arizona 21,727 19,971 1,756 342.76 315.06 27.70 100%
Arkansas 7,043 6,368 675 248.45 224.64 23.81 100%
California 74,024 59,179 14,845 202.51 161.90 40.61 100%
Colorado 12,358 11,687 671 254.20 240.40 13.80  
Connecticut 7,574 6,876 698 216.26 196.33 19.93 100%
Delaware 3,169 2,588 581 366.46 299.27 67.19 100%
District Of Columbia 3,985
1,110
2,875 677.38
488.70 188.68 na
Florida na na na na na na na
Georgia 33,512 28,201 5,311 351.10 295.46 55.64 100%
Hawaii 1,524 1,297 227 118.75 101.06 17.69 100%
Idaho 3,542 3,332 210 236.23 222.22 14.01 100%
Illinois 54,756 na na 426.72 na na na
Indiana 16,397 14,493 1,904 258.41 228.41 30.01 100%
Iowa 6,829 6,436 393 228.54 215.39 13.15 100%
Kansas 6,880 6,196 684 247.84 223.20 24.64 100%
Kentucky 20,329 18,899 1,430 479.29 445.58 33.71 100%
Louisiana 18,535 16,828 1,707 431.73 391.97 39.76 98%
Maine 3,255 2,814 441 247.11 213.63 33.48 100%
Maryland 24,710 22,042 2,668 439.81 392.32 47.49 100%
Massachusetts 10,453 8,913 1,540 162.07 138.19 23.88 100%
Michigan 19,691 16,512 3,179 195.51 163.94 31.56 100%
Minnesota 11,629 7,651 3,978 223.74 147.20 76.54 100%
Mississippi 10,401 9,443 958 356.35 323.53 32.82 100%
Missouri 23,136 21,306 1,830 393.58 362.44 31.13 100%
Montana 1,390 1,302 88 145.12 135.93 9.19 100%
Nebraska 7,430 7,120 310 418.69 401.22 17.47 100%
Nevada 7,950 7,201 749 309.90 280.70 29.20 100%
New Hampshire 3,307 2,803 504 251.32 213.02 38.3 100%
New Jersey 23,252 20,188 3,064 267.7 232.42 35.28 100%
New Mexico 4,213 3,816 397 213.87 193.71 20.15 100%
New York 92,800 89,908 2,892 480.89 465.90 14.99 99%
North Carolina 27,748 25,145 2,603 306.23 277.51 28.73 100%
North Dakota 1,416 1,274 142 221.35 199.15 22.2 100%
Ohio 23,335 21,562 1,773 203.50 188.04 15.46 100%
Oklahoma 13,117 11,845 1,272 362.62 327.45 35.16 100%
Oregon 9,201 8,642 559 245.53 230.61 14.92 100%
Pennsylvania 25,793 20,391 5,402 207.46 164.01 43.45 100%
Rhode Island 2,107 1,923 184 199.18 181.79 17.39 100%
South Carolina 18,599 16,850 1,749 421.97 382.28 39.68 100%
South Dakota 1,586 1,456 130 199.19 182.87 16.33 100%
Tennessee 23,184 19,059 4,125 376.56 309.56 67 100%
Texas 70,525 68,758 1,767 295.03 287.64 7.39 100%
Utah 4,288 4,016 272 162.10 151.81 10.28 99%
Vermont 928 847 81 149.38 136.34 13.04 100%
Virginia 19,726 17,556 2,170 255.78 227.64 28.14 100%
Washington 16,473 14,766 1,707 254.67 228.28 26.39 100%
West Virginia 2,992 2,611 381 165.12 144.09 21.03 100%
Wisconsin 17,734 15,358 2,376 316.59 274.17 42.42 100%
Wyoming na na na na na na na

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Notes:

The District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois do not provide data to the national Uniform Crime Reporting Program. DC and IL data reported above were obtained from the respective city and state governments. (see below)

This table primarily consists of data obtained from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The data provided by the County-Level data set used for this table is consistent with but differs from the data published in Crime in the United States, the source for the national estimates of marijuana arrests provided in the historical table of national data in Marijuana Arrests (1982 - 2007). The differences between UCR and CUIS data are based in part on the amount of reported data available when the information is released to the public as well as imputation/estimation procedures used in creating the UCR data set. Florida does not provide statistics on marijuana arrests. Florida reports148,927 total arrests for drug offenses. If 40% of these were for mariuana, a reasonable estimate based on national standards, then Florida marijuana arrests can be estimated at 59,571. Along with the data provided above, this produces a national total of 887,745, a 1.7% larger estimate than the estimate of 872,720 provided by Crime in the United States which is used as the primary estimate of US total marijuana arrests.

Populaton Coverage: Percent of the state's population covered by the local police agencies reporting data for this year.

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data, Research & Analysis Branch - Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department

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