Top Local Agencies in Massachusetts by Marijuana Possession Arrest Rate,
Listed Alphabetically, (2007)

        Marijuana Arrests Other Arrests
Rank Agency Population
Total
Pct. of All Drug Arrests
Poss.
Poss. Rate
Black Pct.
Males Age
15 to 19 Pct.
Other Drugs
Violent
Property
17 Abington Police Dept 16,673 54 48% 50 300 2% 26% 59 22 167
108 Acton Police Dept 20,619 20 83% 19 92 5% 63% 4 15 57
106 Acushnet Police Dept 10,575 12 75% 10 95 10% 50% 4 10 66
22 Amesbury Police Dept 16,551 57 83% 46 278 0% 37% 12 8 61
64 Amherst Police Dept 33,913 55 71% 48 142 8% 33% 22 35 153
49 Andover Police Dept 33,615 67 57% 56 167 5% 30% 51 15 170
73 Ashburnham Police Dept 6,065 8 80% 8 132 0% 50% 2 4 19
78 Athol Police Dept 11,721 15 60% 15 128 0% 40% 10 26 96
83 Attleboro Police Dept 43,474 64 54% 53 122 19% 42% 54 66 297
60 Auburn Police Dept 16,445 27 79% 24 146 8% 46% 7 49 73
99 Barnstable Police Dept 47,342 61 52% 49 104 22% 39% 57 124 537
16 Barre Police Dept 5,467 19 59% 18 329 0% 56% 13 10 74
89 Bedford Police Dept 12,862 15 75% 15 117 27% 53% 5 1 7
109 Belchertown Police Dept 14,268 13 93% 13 91 8% 46% 1 12 122
54 Berkshire State Police 12,030 19 51% 19 158 16% 5% 18 4 24
47 Beverly Police Dept 39,493 68 60% 67 170 7% 40% 46 78 152
113 Blackstone Police Dept 9,067 8 73% 8 88 0% 50% 3 2 27
36 Boston Police Dept 591,855 1,677 35% 1,323 224 69% 31% 3,095 4,111 5,464
66 Bourne Police Dept 19,308 29 64% 27 140 19% 30% 16 19 61
8 Boxborough Police Dept 5,106 25 86% 25 490 0% 28% 4 0 2
110 Braintree Police Dept 34,147 65 33% 31 91 39% 39% 135 62 306
55 Brewster Police Dept 10,158 16 70% 16 158 6% 69% 7 10 26
116 Brockton Police Dept 94,180 109 25% 78 83 53% 35% 319 319 802
80 Charlton Police Dept 12,765 16 80% 16 125 0% 56% 4 8 55
63 Chelmsford Police Dept 33,740 55 63% 48 142 4% 50% 33 28 264
111 Chelsea Police Dept 32,439 34 47% 29 89 24% 41% 38 141 310
40 Clinton Police Dept 14,247 34 61% 27 190 0% 37% 22 9 189
85 Concord Police Dept 16,766 25 74% 20 119 10% 45% 9 8 34
32 Dalton Police Dept 6,627 18 72% 16 241 0% 63% 7 12 16
82 Danvers Police Dept 25,979 41 49% 32 123 3% 47% 43 32 353
33 Dennis Police Dept 15,666 40 77% 37 236 14% 49% 12 41 100
24 Douglas Police Dept 8,093 22 71% 21 259 5% 38% 9 6 46
6 Dudley Police Dept 10,951 62 89% 59 539 3% 47% 8 8 83
102 East Bridgewater Police Dept 14,077 14 74% 14 99 0% 43% 5 15 69
3 East Brookfld Police Dept 2,095 16 89% 16 764 6% 31% 2 0 17
62 Fall River Police Dept 91,413 152 36% 131 143 22% 28% 275 343 2,110
88 Foxboro Police Dept 16,276 28 60% 19 117 0% 47% 19 18 67
58 Framingham Police Dept 64,482 101 59% 97 150 24% 35% 69 85 270
35 Franklin Police Dept 31,478 73 66% 73 232 8% 52% 38 6 105
2 Franklin State Police 7,926 95 67% 89 1,123 3% 21% 46 14 9
84 Freetown Police Dept 9,042 12 86% 11 122 9% 64% 2 8 29
104 Gardner Police Dept 20,813 21 46% 20 96 5% 25% 25 40 163
23 Georgetown Police Dept 8,210 22 88% 22 268 5% 32% 3 6 5
119 Grafton Police Dept 17,750 15 58% 14 79 0% 36% 11 12 44
65 Granby Police Dept 6,381 9 82% 9 141 0% 22% 2 6 16
46 Greenfield Police Dept 17,648 31 53% 30 170 3% 30% 28 54 207
15 Groveland Police Dept 6,863 23 66% 23 335 0% 43% 12 4 26
28 Hadley Police Dept 4,817 13 52% 12 249 0% 33% 12 3 41
43 Hamilton Police Dept 8,262 15 100% 15 182 0% 67% 0 3 13
18 Hampden Police Dept 5,349 18 95% 16 299 6% 31% 1 2 10
1 Hampden State Police 780 214 56% 173 22,179 33% 20% 170 11 65
10 Hampshire State Police 4,632 24 36% 19 410 5% 32% 42 8 14
41 Hanover Police Dept 14,266 27 63% 27 189 11% 26% 16 1 75
95 Haverhill Police Dept 60,308 96 48% 67 111 7% 43% 103 164 525
92 Hingham Police Dept 22,059 25 68% 25 113 0% 52% 12 2 76
69 Holden Police Dept 16,816 24 80% 23 137 0% 57% 6 4 22
52 Holyoke Police Dept 39,769 67 22% 65 163 9% 43% 233 69 508
37 Hopedale Police Dept 6,277 13 68% 13 207 0% 31% 6 5 13
25 Hopkinton Police Dept 14,294 38 81% 37 259 5% 54% 9 1 34
20 Hubbardston Police Dept 4,494 13 76% 13 289 0% 23% 4 5 26
112 Hull Police Dept 11,261 11 85% 10 89 0% 50% 2 18 76
4 Lakeville Police Dept 10,770 87 83% 77 715 8% 39% 18 11 36
13 Leicester Police Dept 11,077 39 81% 38 343 5% 24% 9 8 91
51 Lincoln Police Dept 7,929 16 100% 13 164 8% 31% 0 3 19
100 Littleton Police Dept 8,713 9 75% 9 103 0% 33% 3 1 8
26 Lunenburg Police Dept 10,105 29 71% 26 257 0% 46% 12 7 37
91 Lynn Police Dept 87,817 160 39% 100 114 27% 53% 252 295 657
31 Mansfield Police Dept 23,175 58 76% 56 242 2% 39% 18 24 93
57 Mashpee Police Dept 14,552 32 58% 22 151 18% 36% 23 12 120
38 Maynard Police Dept 10,150 22 67% 21 207 5% 24% 11 12 45
48 Middleboro Police Dept 21,503 42 56% 36 167 8% 33% 33 56 132
101 Monson Police Dept 8,856 11 79% 9 102 0% 33% 3 13 85
39 Montague Police Dept 8,359 18 64% 17 203 6% 41% 10 7 65
5 New Bedford Police Dept 92,373 680 48% 561 607 24% 35% 737 648 2,679
76 Newbury Police Dept 6,992 10 91% 9 129 0% 33% 1 6 19
67 Newburyport Police Dept 17,317 27 84% 24 139 0% 63% 5 7 47
81 North Adams Police Dept 13,738 23 53% 17 124 12% 41% 20 31 160
118 North Andover Police Dept 27,271 25 81% 22 81 0% 77% 6 5 89
77 North Attleboro Police Dept 28,095 38 66% 36 128 3% 39% 20 31 293
42 North Brookfield Police Dept 4,847 9 90% 9 186 0% 67% 1 18 8
45 Northampton Police Dept 28,550 51 76% 50 175 4% 26% 16 43 140
114 Northborough Police Dept 14,783 14 74% 13 88 8% 54% 5 3 55
90 Northbridge Police Dept 14,596 18 58% 17 116 6% 53% 13 17 146
105 Norwood Police Dept 28,336 29 74% 27 95 4% 44% 10 13 241
19 Orleans Police Dept 6,412 21 70% 19 296 5% 32% 9 10 61
68 Palmer Police Dept 12,991 20 61% 18 139 0% 39% 13 19 131
21 Plainville Police Dept 8,162 24 77% 23 282 4% 30% 7 8 29
98 Plymouth Police Dept 56,023 70 58% 58 104 9% 34% 50 85 428
61 Randolph Police Dept 30,233 53 62% 44 146 39% 43% 33 79 227
120 Raynham Police Dept 13,975 12 57% 11 79 9% 36% 9 19 225
93 Rehoboth Police Dept 11,551 13 68% 13 113 0% 54% 6 2 56
74 Revere Police Dept 46,658 73 33% 61 131 11% 48% 150 116 369
44 Rockland Police Dept 17,914 35 64% 32 179 9% 38% 20 17 17
56 Salisbury Police Dept 8,506 15 52% 13 153 0% 23% 14 20 113
117 Sandwich Police Deparment 20,584 17 85% 17 83 0% 59% 3 28 115
53 Scituate Police Dept 18,116 30 70% 29 160 0% 66% 13 10 71
87 Seekonk Police Dept 13,681 20 80% 16 117 25% 38% 5 8 71
29 Somerset Police Dept 18,473 48 72% 46 249 11% 46% 19 15 128
72 Southampton Police Dept 6,010 8 100% 8 133 0% 25% 0 11 0
107 Southbridge Police Dept 17,109 16 35% 16 94 13% 50% 30 40 133
9 Spencer Police Dept 12,153 63 72% 55 453 0% 40% 25 31 140
79 Springfield Police Dept 151,074 237 31% 191 126 34% 43% 540 419 1,053
94 Stoughton Police Dept 26,814 33 55% 30 112 27% 33% 27 46 196
14 Sturbridge Police Dept 9,141 31 78% 31 339 3% 19% 9 9 105
71 Sudbury Police Dept 17,061 26 84% 23 135 4% 39% 5 4 51
12 Sutton Police Dept 9,154 35 78% 33 361 6% 33% 10 9 62
96 Swansea Police Dept 16,271 18 62% 18 111 0% 56% 11 24 153
115 Taunton Police Dept 56,091 61 30% 47 84 15% 43% 143 217 805
86 Townsend Police Dept 9,343 12 80% 11 118 0% 55% 3 9 26
27 Walpole Police Dept 23,199 61 77% 59 254 15% 34% 18 18 163
11 Wareham Police Dept 21,472 99 71% 85 396 27% 22% 40 114 268
97 Wayland Police Dept 12,954 15 94% 14 108 0% 79% 1 0 17
30 West Boylston Police Dept 7,810 21 78% 19 243 5% 47% 6 3 38
7 West Bridgewater Police Dept 6,795 36 62% 34 500 3% 29% 22 5 51
34 West Newbury Police Dept 4,306 10 91% 10 232 0% 50% 1 5 14
59 West Springfield Police Dept 27,854 46 68% 41 147 15% 22% 22 62 214
75 Weymouth Police Dept 53,553 77 36% 69 129 13% 29% 134 82 355
103 Wilbraham Police Dept 14,123 14 58% 14 99 14% 57% 10 9 75
50 Worcester Police Dept 175,825 378 33% 292 166 26% 35% 778 825 1,778
70 Yarmouth Police Dept 24,304 36 65% 33 136 9% 21% 19 121 316

 

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Notes:

For financial and other reasons some local police agencies are not able to report arrest data to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Of the agencies reporting data to the UCR program, these are the top 120 agencies that report the most arrests for marijuana possession in this state. The table above ranks the reporting agencies with the most marijuana arrests by the arrest rate for marijuana possession.

The population listing in the table refers to the coverage population of the local police agency. University police stations, many divisions of the state police (SP), and some other agencies do not have applicable coverage populations that are reported along with arrest data reported to the UCR program. Consequently arrest rates per 100,000 population can not be calculated and reported for these agencies and they are not included in the above rankings.

Other drug crimes refers to drug-related offenses that to no include marijuana. These include sales and possession offenses involving the following catefories of drugs:

Opiates/Cocaine: This category includes opium, cocaine, and their derivatives. Opiate derivatives include, for example, morphine, heroin, and codeine. Cocaine derivative include crack cocaine.

Synthetic Narcotics: This category includes manufactured narcotics and includes, for example, Demerol , methadone, and Oxycontin.

Other Drugs: This category includes dangerous non-narcotic drugs and includes, for example, barbiturates, benzedrine, LSD, methamphetamine, and PCP.

Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor-vehicle theft, and arson.

 

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data

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