Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates, By State, Age 15 to 24 by Sex (2007)

  Males Females
 
Age 15 - 19
Age 20 - 24
Age 15 - 19
Age 20 - 24
State Arrest Rate Pct. Arrest Rate Pct. Arrest Rate Pct. Arrest Rate Pct.
Alabama 1,396 18% 2,144 27% 242 3% 365 5%
Alaska 653 27% 487 23% 174 6% 130 5%
Arizona 2,293 28% 1,670 21% 456 5% 334 4%
Arkansas 1,328 22% 1,514 24% 254 4% 262 4%
California 1,369 33% 946 23% 192 4% 131 3%
Colorado 2,268 33% 1,310 20% 512 7% 269 4%
Connecticut 1,634 31% 1,487 26% 248 5% 224 4%
Delaware 2,567 31% 2,162 25% 398 5% 390 4%
District Of Columbia na na na na na na na na
Florida na na na na na na na na
Georgia 1,901 23% 2,105 24% 298 3% 376 4%
Hawaii 959 32% 316 12% 220 7% 61 2%
Idaho 1,791 30% 1,268 21% 396 6% 296 4%
Illinois na na na na na na na na
Indiana 1,675 26% 1,614 24% 297 4% 299 4%
Iowa 1,665 29% 1,252 22% 358 6% 266 4%
Kansas 1,643 29% 1,147 21% 427 7% 287 5%
Kentucky 4,519 21% 5,105 23% 826 4% 1,054 5%
Louisiana 2,139 23% 2,283 25% 322 3% 407 4%
Maine 1,587 26% 1,627 23% 337 5% 373 5%
Maryland 3,186 30% 2,852 25% 599 5% 448 4%
Massachusetts 1,382 35% 995 25% 217 5% 125 3%
Michigan 1,176 27% 1,084 23% 188 4% 172 3%
Minnesota 1,344 32% 1,078 25% 225 5% 149 3%
Mississippi 1,897 20% 2,495 26% 244 2% 393 4%
Missouri 2,375 24% 2,387 23% 551 5% 546 5%
Montana 1,043 28% 795 22% 312 8% 134 3%
Nebraska 2,791 25% 2,833 26% 599 5% 611 5%
Nevada 1,708 20% 2,103 23% 331 4% 386 4%
New Hampshire 1,688 36% 1,146 22% 384 8% 199 4%
New Jersey 2,372 35% 1,847 24% 427 6% 314 4%
New Mexico 1,606 34% 900 19% 340 7% 171 3%
New York 2,691 29% 2,574 27% 435 5% 381 4%
North Carolina 1,820 24% 1,805 24% 312 4% 358 4%
North Dakota 1,351 26% 933 23% 533 10% 214 5%
Ohio 1,238 24% 1,327 23% 218 4% 220 4%
Oklahoma 2,074 23% 1,875 23% 514 5% 489 5%
Oregon 1,819 27% 1,335 19% 430 6% 239 3%
Pennsylvania 1,381 31% 1,146 24% 224 5% 189 4%
Rhode Island 1,772 37% 1,182 24% 257 5% 147 3%
South Carolina 2,641 26% 2,605 24% 424 4% 436 4%
South Dakota 1,351 26% 1,112 22% 333 6% 289 5%
Tennessee 2,124 24% 2,199 23% 387 4% 419 4%
Texas 2,116 28% 1,782 24% 344 4% 318 4%
Utah 1,272 33% 656 21% 270 7% 127 4%
Vermont 947 26% 954 24% 231 6% 124 3%
Virginia 1,704 26% 1,674 27% 303 5% 315 5%
Washington 1,694 24% 1,625 23% 357 5% 348 4%
West Virginia 945 22% 1,024 23% 200 4% 241 5%
Wisconsin 2,322 31% 1,674 22% 546 7% 346 4%
Wyoming 3,271 31% 2,088 21% 858 7% 447 4%

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Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data

Because of incomplete reporting the arrest totals presented in tables with data on age, sex, and race will NOT always correspond to totals presented in other tables. Please review the following background material for More Information on Source Data.

 
 
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