Top Local Agencies in Maine 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 Dexter Police Dept 3,720 74 89% 70 1,882 1% 24% 9 3 50
2 Ogunquit Police Dept 1,295 20 77% 19 1,467 0% 11% 6 0 31
3 Brownville Police Dept 1,306 19 83% 19 1,455 0% 32% 4 2 13
4 Farmington Police Dept 7,603 77 89% 72 947 0% 29% 10 4 98
5 Brewer Police Dept 9,101 83 62% 76 835 1% 24% 51 6 255
6 Newport Police Dept 3,106 23 85% 23 741 4% 17% 4 1 69
7 Biddeford Police Dept 22,079 169 74% 162 734 5% 22% 60 17 738
8 Mechanic Falls Police Dept 3,256 21 75% 21 645 0% 5% 7 1 35
9 Carrabassett Valley Police Dept 467 4 100% 3 642 0% 33% 0 0 15
10 Old Orchard Beach Police Dept 9,423 61 75% 59 626 3% 37% 20 1 151
11 Baileyville Police Dept 1,593 9 100% 9 565 0% 11% 0 1 26
12 Bath Police Dept 9,175 52 72% 51 556 0% 18% 20 2 92
13 Westbrook Police Dept 16,188 93 53% 88 544 1% 23% 81 26 281
14 Milo Police Dept 2,414 15 75% 13 539 0% 8% 5 11 24
15 Rockport Police Dept 3,590 20 83% 18 501 0% 17% 4 0 18
16 Ellsworth Police Dept 7,165 37 53% 35 488 0% 14% 33 2 108
17 Holden 2,961 14 70% 14 473 0% 21% 6 0 7
18 Bucksport Police Dept 4,969 21 68% 21 423 0% 19% 10 18 29
19 Old Town Police Dept 7,704 34 68% 32 415 3% 38% 16 0 69
20 Norway Police Dept 4,846 24 80% 20 413 0% 25% 6 0 62
21 Berwick Police Dept 7,603 32 82% 31 408 0% 16% 7 6 53
22 Lisbon Police Dept 9,474 39 74% 37 391 5% 19% 14 2 97
23 Yarmouth Police Dept 8,106 29 85% 29 358 0% 28% 5 5 29
24 Town Of Fort Kent Police 4,202 17 100% 15 357 0% 40% 0 1 39
25 Damariscotta Police Dept 1,965 12 80% 7 356 0% 0% 3 3 45
26 Cape Elizabeth Police Dept 8,806 34 87% 31 352 0% 48% 5 2 11
27 Brunswick Police Dept 22,048 79 81% 77 349 6% 23% 19 6 215
28 Livermore Falls Police Dept 3,200 15 48% 11 344 0% 27% 16 1 78
29 Rockland City Police Dept 7,582 37 40% 26 343 4% 15% 55 2 132
30 Topsham Police Dept 10,073 35 85% 34 338 0% 18% 6 1 48
31 Farmington County Sheriff Department 11,527 45 78% 37 321 0% 14% 13 0 38
32 Houlton Police Dept 6,258 20 63% 19 304 0% 26% 12 7 103
33 Oakland Town Police Dept 6,239 27 57% 17 272 0% 41% 20 5 72
34 Cumberland Police Dept 7,728 22 63% 21 272 0% 29% 13 1 39
35 Freeport Police Dept 8,190 24 83% 22 269 0% 32% 5 1 84
36 Wells Police Dept 10,142 30 65% 27 266 4% 37% 16 11 59
37 Sanford Police Dept 21,648 68 84% 57 263 0% 35% 13 18 379
38 Belfast City Police Dept 6,866 23 88% 18 262 0% 22% 3 7 76
39 York Town Police Dept 13,384 49 78% 35 262 6% 37% 14 3 63
40 Paris Police Dept 5,048 19 83% 13 258 0% 8% 4 1 67
41 Orono Police Dept 9,737 26 76% 25 257 4% 24% 8 1 71
42 Town Of Fort Fairfield Police Dept 3,510 9 47% 9 256 0% 22% 10 10 22
43 Auburn Police Dept 23,150 60 80% 56 242 2% 27% 15 11 490
44 Hallowell Police Dept 2,521 6 100% 6 238 0% 33% 0 1 16
45 South Berwick Police Dept 7,350 18 90% 17 231 0% 41% 2 0 45
46 Caribou Police Dept 8,279 22 61% 19 230 5% 21% 14 3 232
47 Sagadahoc County Sheriff Department 11,884 28 64% 27 227 0% 26% 16 3 49
48 Bethel Police Dept 2,671 6 75% 6 225 0% 0% 2 0 10
49 Kennebunkport Police Dept 4,070 9 60% 9 221 0% 11% 6 1 12
50 Waterville Police Dept 15,631 38 53% 34 218 0% 26% 34 10 482
51 Madison Police Dept 4,673 10 83% 10 214 0% 20% 2 2 57
52 Lewiston Police Dept 35,747 84 52% 76 213 14% 18% 78 31 738
53 Camden Police Dept 5,327 13 72% 11 207 0% 45% 5 0 29
54 Jay Town Police Dept 4,847 14 88% 10 206 0% 40% 2 0 48
55 Fairfield Police Dept 6,808 17 46% 14 206 0% 21% 20 7 119
56 Winslow Town Police Dept 7,979 17 57% 16 201 0% 38% 13 3 51
57 Kennebunk Police Dept 11,658 23 96% 23 197 0% 48% 1 2 76
58 Bridgton Police Dept 5,325 10 67% 10 188 0% 20% 5 4 66
59 Millinocket Police Dept 4,927 10 91% 9 183 0% 44% 1 0 35
60 Hampden Police Dept 6,847 12 63% 12 175 0% 33% 7 1 24
61 Saco Police Dept 18,509 32 80% 32 173 9% 44% 8 5 172
62 Lincoln Police Dept 5,235 9 90% 9 172 0% 22% 1 3 47
63 Sabattus Police Dept 4,702 9 90% 8 170 0% 63% 1 3 60
64 South Portland Police Dept 23,836 45 58% 40 168 10% 48% 32 15 687
65 Augusta Police Dept 18,572 33 53% 31 167 0% 32% 29 17 447
66 Dover Foxcroft Police Dept 4,391 9 43% 7 159 0% 43% 12 7 33
67 Skowhegan Police Dept 8,876 17 50% 14 158 0% 21% 17 7 150
68 Eliot Police Dept 6,453 13 100% 10 155 0% 30% 0 2 28
69 Thomaston Police Dept 4,203 7 44% 6 143 0% 33% 9 0 9
70 Wilton Police Dept 4,210 10 77% 6 143 0% 33% 3 37 95
71 Pittsfield Police Dept 4,296 9 75% 6 140 0% 17% 3 3 54
72 Mount Desert Police Dept 2,214 3 75% 3 136 0% 0% 1 0 13
73 Knox County Sheriff Department 20,277 26 43% 25 123 0% 24% 34 4 89
74 Kittery Police Dept 10,645 15 65% 13 122 8% 54% 8 2 89
75 Dixfield Police Dept 2,564 3 38% 3 117 0% 67% 5 0 16
76 Cumberland County Sheriff Department 48,321 71 69% 55 114 0% 22% 32 19 395
77 Bar Harbor Police Dept 5,197 5 56% 5 96 0% 20% 4 1 35
78 Penobscot County Sheriff' S Department 56,920 57 63% 52 91 2% 21% 33 8 218
79 Scarborough Police Dept 19,187 17 47% 16 83 6% 38% 19 16 112
80 Washington County Sheriff Department 22,966 19 53% 19 83 0% 21% 17 2 34
81 Monmouth Police Dept 3,849 3 60% 3 78 0% 33% 2 1 23
82 Hancock County Sheriff Office 28,780 21 49% 21 73 0% 14% 22 1 56
83 Androscoggin County Sheriff Department 27,640 26 87% 19 69 0% 47% 4 5 112
84 Madawaska Police Dept 4,402 6 60% 3 68 0% 0% 4 0 43
85 Piscataquis County Sheriff Department 7,620 5 83% 5 66 0% 0% 1 1 35
86 Windham Town Police Dept 16,814 14 39% 11 65 0% 18% 22 7 153
87 Presque Isle Police Dept 9,217 6 14% 6 65 0% 50% 37 10 127
88 Calais Police Dept 3,253 5 50% 2 61 0% 0% 5 9 83
89 Buxton Police Dept 8,284 12 75% 5 60 0% 40% 4 3 47
90 Aroostook County Sheriff Department 28,477 19 70% 17 60 0% 12% 8 3 50
91 Bangor Police Dept 30,940 19 18% 17 55 0% 65% 87 20 890
92 Veazie Police Dept 1,873 1 33% 1 53 0% 0% 2 0 8
93 Kennebec County Sheriff Department 49,751 48 44% 26 52 0% 19% 62 6 94
94 Phippsburg 2,205 1 100% 1 45 0% 0% 0 0 3
95 York County Sheriff Department 45,453 29 39% 18 40 0% 22% 45 20 229
96 Fryeburg Police Dept 3,363 1 50% 1 30 0% 0% 1 2 36
97 Clinton 3,400 1 50% 1 29 0% 0% 1 1 26
98 Wiscasset Police Dept 3,904 1 100% 1 26 0% 0% 0 0 27
99 Somerset County Sheriff Office 27,270 15 68% 6 22 0% 17% 7 7 132
100 Waldoboro Police Dept 5,123 3 33% 1 20 0% 0% 6 0 49
101 Gorham Police Dept 15,593 6 30% 3 19 0% 33% 14 4 133
102 Lincoln County Sheriff Department 21,853 11 23% 4 18 0% 25% 36 9 112
103 Gardiner Police Dept 6,174 2 50% 1 16 0% 100% 2 0 45
104 Rumford Police Dept 6,405 3 38% 1 16 0% 0% 5 12 65
105 Portland Police Dept 62,894 26 7% 8 13 0% 63% 337 82 1,234

 

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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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