Top Local Agencies in Maryland by Marijuana Possession Arrest Rate, (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
1 Cecil State Police 2,417 260 68% 231 9,557 33% 17% 120 88 336
2 Ocean City Police Dept 7,005 644 85% 632 9,022 14% 39% 111 68 727
3 Allegany County Sheriff Office 447 51 74% 37 8,277 16% 11% 18 4 221
4 Rising Sun Police Dept 1,821 45 68% 31 1,702 0% 45% 21 2 35
5 Delmar Police Dept 2,590 38 88% 38 1,467 42% 29% 5 11 44
6 Cambridge City Police 11,479 159 43% 133 1,159 47% 26% 207 91 544
7 Hampstead Police Dept 5,535 55 95% 55 994 2% 27% 3 0 37
8 Baltimore City Police Dept 624,237 6,327 23% 6,060 971 93% 25% 20,899 2,030 11,902
9 Berlin Police Dept 3,812 34 79% 34 892 35% 24% 9 2 75
10 Centreville Police Dept 3,099 29 97% 27 871 26% 44% 1 3 20
11 Westminster Police Dept 18,036 169 75% 151 837 20% 34% 56 34 562
12 Hancock Police Dept 1,721 14 100% 14 813 0% 7% 0 4 5
13 Aberdeen Police Dept 14,187 116 61% 106 747 53% 34% 73 37 295
14 Easton Police Dept 14,249 120 50% 104 730 30% 32% 120 44 365
15 Princess Anne Police Dept 2,934 28 61% 21 716 81% 38% 18 36 94
16 Hurlock Police Dept 2,015 14 82% 14 695 50% 43% 3 3 37
17 Federalsburg Police Dept 2,647 18 51% 18 680 44% 22% 17 14 84
18 Cumberland Police Dept 20,654 170 50% 140 678 24% 32% 168 131 794
19 Ridgely Police Dept 1,485 10 83% 10 673 10% 30% 2 2 19
20 Crisfield Police Dept 2,804 18 25% 18 642 39% 11% 53 9 105
21 Charles County Sheriff Office 133,230 837 75% 766 575 63% 35% 281 694 2,881
22 Kent County Sheriff Office 13,560 71 55% 70 516 23% 29% 58 10 97
23 Thurmont Police Dept 6,092 39 89% 31 509 0% 19% 5 8 25
24 Pocomoke City Police Dept 3,863 19 100% 19 492 58% 21% 0 6 104
25 St Michaels Police Dept 1,088 6 100% 5 460 20% 20% 0 4 32
26 Allegany State Police 39,885 204 91% 183 459 7% 19% 20 35 445
27 Westernport Police Dept 1,971 10 91% 9 457 0% 22% 1 4 6
28 Havre De Grace Police Dept 12,584 60 53% 56 445 20% 45% 54 22 129
29 Bel Air Police Dept 10,074 48 84% 44 437 9% 45% 9 25 113
30 Frederick Police Dept 59,731 285 60% 258 432 29% 19% 188 187 752
31 Laurel Police Dept 22,086 109 45% 89 403 58% 22% 133 72 250
32 Salisbury Police Dept 27,727 128 36% 111 400 56% 30% 227 239 920
33 Greensboro Police Dept 2,016 8 62% 8 397 0% 50% 5 7 38
34 Smithsburg Police Dept 3,031 13 87% 12 396 8% 42% 2 2 25
35 Chestertown Police Dept 4,942 23 55% 19 384 37% 11% 19 20 92
36 Calvert County Sheriff Office 90,358 347 66% 334 370 23% 34% 176 167 857
37 Elkton Police Dept 15,228 63 39% 56 368 16% 45% 97 125 428
38 Rock Hall Police Dept 1,424 5 71% 5 351 0% 40% 2 1 12
39 Cottage City Police Dept 1,166 5 71% 4 343 100% 25% 2 1 3
40 Hagerstown Police Dept 39,263 152 49% 134 341 28% 31% 158 116 1,191
41 Seat Pleasant Police Dept 5,020 17 47% 17 339 94% 0% 19 13 30
42 Baltimore County Police Department 785,567 2,883 64% 2,415 307 48% 39% 1,610 2,606 11,290
43 Snow Hill Police Dept 2,278 7 78% 7 307 43% 29% 2 6 21
44 Upper Marlboro Police Dept 681 2 100% 2 294 100% 0% 0 3 7
45 Wicomico County Sheriff Department 57,659 206 57% 169 293 37% 38% 157 89 869
46 Howard County Police Department 273,642 833 80% 801 293 40% 37% 202 417 1,914
47 Brunswick Police Dept 5,282 15 94% 15 284 13% 20% 1 2 42
48 Carroll State Police 134,631 387 91% 358 266 10% 31% 38 74 320
49 Anne Arundel County Police Department 471,702 1,211 62% 1,210 257 33% 43% 727 548 6,240
50 Denton Police Dept 3,602 10 83% 9 250 56% 22% 2 16 128
51 North East Police Dept 2,856 7 100% 7 245 29% 14% 0 16 94
52 Bladensburg Police Dept 7,849 19 68% 19 242 89% 32% 9 24 48
53 Annapolis Police Dept 36,462 111 44% 80 219 45% 35% 143 179 450
54 Oakland Police Dept 1,869 7 70% 4 214 0% 50% 3 1 26
55 Frederick County Sheriff Department 154,269 365 73% 328 213 18% 36% 136 130 741
56 Caroline County Sheriff Department 22,296 46 81% 46 206 24% 48% 11 21 220
57 Hyattsville Police Dept 15,152 46 92% 31 205 68% 16% 4 35 1,129
58 Queen Anne'S County Sheriff Office 43,604 101 81% 87 200 13% 49% 23 83 217
59 Worchester County Sheriff Office 20,687 44 38% 40 193 28% 20% 71 69 247
60 St Marys County Sheriff Department 99,909 193 58% 192 192 38% 23% 142 189 1,267
61 Prince Georges County Police Department 647,701 1,782 63% 1,237 191 86% 27% 1,044 1,182 3,285
62 Fruitland Police Dept 4,193 8 42% 8 191 38% 0% 11 46 122
63 District Heights Police Dept 6,253 11 92% 11 176 100% 27% 1 5 16
64 Cheverly Police Dept 6,614 11 39% 11 166 91% 27% 17 5 41
65 Garrett County Sheriff Office 27,750 47 62% 46 166 0% 11% 29 23 261
66 Dorchester County Sheriff Office 18,006 31 60% 29 161 41% 45% 21 18 243
67 Sykesville Police Dept 4,499 8 62% 7 156 14% 0% 5 0 14
68 Greenbelt Police Dept 22,090 45 65% 34 154 82% 50% 24 60 169
69 Harford County Sheriff Office 205,973 336 58% 314 152 27% 34% 241 202 1,681
70 Boonsboro 3,286 5 100% 5 152 0% 20% 0 1 8
71 Riverdale Police Dept 6,584 18 75% 10 152 90% 0% 6 15 51
72 Mount Rainier Police Dept 8,660 14 23% 13 150 92% 15% 47 8 41
73 Montgomery County Police Department 911,528 1,540 66% 1,270 139 46% 31% 798 908 3,711
74 Perryville 3,826 8 89% 5 131 20% 20% 1 5 33
75 Takoma Park Police Dept 18,539 29 78% 23 124 57% 39% 8 29 98
76 Talbot County Sheriff Department 18,812 26 81% 23 122 22% 26% 6 3 50
77 Ocean Pines 11,134 13 93% 13 117 0% 38% 1 8 50
78 Washington County Sheriff Department 96,918 144 32% 107 110 14% 22% 309 171 781
79 Berwyn Heights Police Dept 3,045 5 100% 3 99 0% 33% 0 3 13
80 New Carrollton 12,712 30 79% 12 94 75% 17% 8 13 63
81 Cecil County Sheriff Department 73,828 64 70% 64 87 9% 31% 28 67 462
82 Morningside Police Dept 1,305 1 50% 1 77 100% 0% 1 0 3
83 La Plata Police Dept 9,090 7 64% 6 66 50% 0% 4 31 71
84 Frostburg Police Dept 7,809 5 71% 5 64 0% 80% 2 5 27
85 Manchester Police Dept 3,609 1 100% 1 28 0% 0% 0 0 24
86 Capitol Heights Police Dept 4,259 1 50% 1 23 100% 0% 1 0 2
87 Bowie 53,672 14 56% 10 19 70% 30% 11 9 91
88 Glenarden Police Dept 6,340 2 33% 1 16 100% 100% 4 3 2
89 Somerset County Sheriff Department 19,984 2 100% 2 10 50% 0% 0 2 43

 

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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 local agencies that report 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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