Massachusetts Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates by County and Race (2007)

  All White Black Other
County
Arrests
Rate
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Arrests
Rate
Pct.
Barnstable
299
133
261
122
87%
37
751
12%
1
28
0%
Berkshire 106 90 87 78 82% 18 600 17% 1 55 1%
Bristol 1,302 241 1,037 207 80% 256 1,296 20% 9 80 1%
Dukes 5 35 5 38 100% 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Essex 858 131 775 132 90% 74 216 9% 9 41 1%
Franklin 171 262 161 258 94% 10 1,211 6% 0 0 0%
Hampden 619 136 472 120 76% 144 339 23% 3 32 0%
Hampshire 254 171 234 171 92% 17 471 7% 3 53 1%
Middlesex 928 65 768 63 83% 141 235 15% 19 16 2%
Norfolk 531 81 440 78 83% 84 257 16% 7 14 1%
Plymouth 736 158 625 151 85% 109 291 15% 2 28 0%
Suffolk 1,520 221 552 121 36% 943 580 62% 25 45 2%
Worcester 1,243 162 1,115 159 90% 115 406 9% 13 44 1%

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Notes:

Classification: The Uniform Crime Reporting Program utilizes 4 classifications for race: White, Black, Indian (Native-American), and Asian. In the tables above the classification "Other" includes both Indian (Native-American) and Asian arrests.

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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