Massachusetts Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates by Race (1994-2007)

  Total White Black Other
Year
Population Coverage
Arrests
Rate
Arrests
Pct.
Rate
Arrests
Pct.
Rate
Arrests
Pct.
Rate
2007 96% 8,572 137.73 6,532 76.20% 121.45 1,948 22.73% 449.78 92 1.07% 28.74
2006 91% 7,738 132.27 5,876 75.94% 115.92 1,780 23.00% 441.11 82 1.06% 27.63
2005 83% 5,892 111.44 4,951 84.03% 107.99 878 14.90% 242.11 63 1.07% 23.41
2004 81% 5,326 102.50 4,639 87.10% 102.64 634 11.90% 180.27 53 1.00% 20.57
2003 80% 4,862 95.27 4,181 85.99% 93.87 606 12.46% 177.87 75 1.54% 30.60
2002 89% 6,535 115.15 5,247 80.29% 105.58 1,208 18.49% 323.63 80 1.22% 30.30
2001 89% 7,694 135.14 6,487 84.31% 129.66 1,114 14.48% 301.70 93 1.21% 36.46
2000 90% 7,935 138.66 6,771 85.33% 134.14 1,103 13.90% 301.07 61 0.77% 24.95
1999 90% 7,913 142.29 6,623 83.70% 133.21 1,214 15.34% 332.49 76 0.96% 33.93
1998 90% 7,678 138.89 6,557 85.40% 132.23 1,084 14.12% 305.11 37 0.48% 17.29
1997 91% 8,534 153.53 7,125 83.49% 142.44 1,348 15.80% 385.44 61 0.71% 29.51
1996 90% 8,592 156.27 7,256 84.45% 146.15 1,282 14.92% 379.29 54 0.63% 27.63
1995 86% 8,195 157.41 6,796 82.93% 144.18 1,360 16.60% 431.17 39 0.48% 22.00
1994 77% 5,697 122.56 4,695 82.41% 111.31 983 17.25% 352.92 19 0.33% 12.51

 

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Notes:

Populaton Coverage: Percent of the state's population covered by the local police agencies reporting data for this year.

Other: Includes Native Americans and Asian. Data on Hispanics is not available from the UCR Program.

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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