Massachusetts Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates by County and Age Groups Under 30 (2007)

    Age 10 to 14     Age 15 to 19     Age 20 to 24     Age 25 to 29  
County
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Barnstable 4 34 1% 134 1,027 44% 79 664 26% 35 269 12%
Berkshire 4 58 4% 40 460 38% 28 329 26% 8 107 8%
Bristol 11 31 1% 522 1,364 40% 418 1,212 32% 173 463 13%
Dukes 0 0 0% 0 0 0% 4 516 80% 0 0 0%
Essex 11 25 1% 388 841 43% 230 554 25% 100 263 11%
Franklin 3 82 2% 59 1,369 35% 46 994 27% 33 680 19%
Hampden 22 70 4% 247 686 40% 172 505 28% 76 251 12%
Hampshire 5 70 2% 125 777 49% 74 360 29% 21 207 8%
Middlesex 16 18 2% 401 426 42% 251 258 26% 105 120 11%
Norfolk 15 35 3% 261 606 49% 133 322 25% 51 152 10%
Plymouth 8 24 1% 312 934 41% 230 790 31% 85 309 11%
Suffolk 35 104 2% 559 1,070 37% 447 667 29% 214 351 14%
Worcester 24 46 2% 516 899 41% 356 696 28% 151 302 12%

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Notes:

Rates: Arrrest rates are per 100,000 population.

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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