Massachusetts Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates by County and Age Groups Under 30 (2006)

 
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 9 74 3% 154 1,176 48% 84 699 26% 24 179 8%
Berkshire 5 73 4% 49 593 42% 34 415 29% 10 143 8%
Bristol 12 33 1% 361 965 38% 289 851 31% 137 358 14%
Dukes 0 0 0% 7 816 50% 2 239 14% 2 218 14%
Essex 12 31 2% 283 741 37% 209 603 27% 89 278 12%
Franklin 5 129 5% 45 1,006 43% 32 657 30% 8 165 8%
Hampden 19 59 3% 291 833 41% 194 587 27% 93 308 13%
Hampshire 2 27 1% 146 948 51% 99 494 35% 19 181 7%
Middlesex 13 18 2% 394 506 48% 222 275 27% 65 88 8%
Nantucket 0 0 0% 2 467 15% 1 156 8% 2 226 15%
Norfolk 7 17 1% 217 535 43% 139 363 28% 53 169 11%
Plymouth 16 48 2% 269 813 39% 205 699 29% 69 257 10%
Suffolk 35 104 2% 582 1,242 36% 494 793 31% 212 363 13%
Worcester 19 36 2% 412 741 43% 296 590 31% 101 198 11%

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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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