Top Local Agencies in Montana 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
13 Beaverhead County Sheriff Office 4,714 10 83% 10 212 0% 30% 2 3 16
35 Belgrade Police Dept 7,552 9 82% 8 106 0% 13% 2 6 58
39 Big Horn County Sheriff Office 13,205 12 80% 12 91 0% 33% 3 16 116
24 Billings Police Dept 101,342 153 60% 153 151 1% 30% 104 109 1,250
60 Blaine County Sheriff Department 5,326 2 67% 2 38 0% 0% 1 1 27
11 Bozeman Police Dept 36,158 80 89% 80 221 0% 26% 10 27 379
23 Broadwater County Sheriff Office 4,631 9 56% 7 151 14% 14% 7 5 25
31 Butte-Silver Bow Sheriffs Dept 32,789 41 62% 40 122 0% 15% 25 64 442
63 Carbon County Sheriff Department 6,179 2 100% 2 32 0% 0% 0 1 4
52 Cascade County Sheriff Office 23,721 15 71% 13 55 0% 8% 6 31 122
29 Chouteau County Sheriff Department 3,927 5 100% 5 127 0% 0% 0 6 5
3 Columbia Falls Police Dept 4,826 25 89% 24 497 0% 38% 3 3 74
15 Columbus Police Dept 1,954 4 100% 4 205 0% 75% 0 3 12
18 Cut Bank Police Dept 3,182 6 67% 6 189 0% 33% 3 18 64
25 Dawson County Sheriff Department 4,018 9 90% 6 149 0% 0% 1 6 23
68 Deer Lodge 8,893 1 100% 1 11 0% 0% 0 2 4
9 Dillon Police Dept 4,029 11 92% 11 273 0% 9% 1 4 44
17 Eureka Police Dept 1,030 2 100% 2 194 0% 0% 0 1 5
52 Fergus County Sheriff Department 5,474 3 100% 3 55 0% 33% 0 7 7
41 Flathead County Sheriff Department 54,574 50 76% 48 88 2% 29% 16 69 356
49 Fort Benton Police Dept 1,451 2 100% 1 69 0% 100% 0 4 15
36 Gallatin County Sheriff Department 35,116 39 89% 36 103 0% 14% 5 26 116
59 Glacier County Sheriff Office 10,556 4 100% 4 38 0% 0% 0 1 2
61 Glasgow City Police Dept 2,926 1 100% 1 34 0% 100% 0 2 35
22 Glendive Police Dept 4,606 7 100% 7 152 0% 0% 0 9 69
19 Great Falls Police Dept 56,159 114 73% 95 169 2% 28% 43 91 1,317
2 Hamilton Police Dept 4,774 24 83% 24 503 8% 38% 5 11 95
7 Havre Police Dept 9,414 35 71% 29 308 0% 28% 14 41 350
20 Helena Police Dept 28,128 45 80% 44 156 0% 32% 11 35 474
47 Hill County Sheriff Department 7,058 5 42% 5 71 0% 0% 7 12 122
1 Kalispell Police Dept 20,104 110 77% 103 512 4% 41% 33 34 315
44 Lake County Sheriff Office 21,175 17 63% 17 80 0% 6% 10 22 41
5 Laurel City Police Dept 6,434 27 96% 26 404 0% 27% 1 8 99
48 Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Office 29,968 21 88% 21 70 0% 19% 3 19 132
28 Lewistown Police Dept 6,047 8 89% 8 132 13% 38% 1 6 42
33 Libby Police Dept 2,666 3 100% 3 113 0% 0% 0 2 62
34 Lincoln County Sheriff Office 14,742 17 46% 16 109 0% 19% 20 21 79
58 Livingston Police Dept 7,307 3 75% 3 41 0% 0% 1 7 47
30 Madison County Sheriff Department 6,500 8 80% 8 123 0% 0% 2 3 17
27 Manhattan Police Dept 1,503 2 100% 2 133 0% 50% 0 0 5
37 Meagher County Sheriff Office 1,988 2 100% 2 101 0% 0% 0 1 2
57 Mineral County Sheriff Office 4,115 3 43% 2 49 0% 100% 4 11 11
10 Missoula City Police Dept 65,037 165 81% 160 246 2% 22% 38 75 1,192
46 Missoula County Sheriff Office 37,861 30 59% 29 77 0% 24% 21 32 143
62 Park County Sheriff Office 8,943 5 100% 3 34 0% 33% 0 6 28
66 Phillips County Sheriff Office 4,063 1 100% 1 25 0% 100% 0 5 28
16 Polson Police Dept 5,082 10 83% 10 197 0% 30% 2 14 23
42 Pondera County Sheriff Department 3,476 3 100% 3 86 0% 67% 0 0 5
67 Powell County Sheriff Office 7,016 1 33% 1 14 0% 0% 2 4 37
69 Ravalli County Sheriff Office 33,935 1 33% 1 3 0% 100% 2 11 68
45 Red Lodge Police Dept 2,494 2 67% 2 80 0% 0% 1 2 9
26 Ronan City Police Dept 2,033 3 50% 3 148 0% 33% 3 3 6
50 Roosevelt County Sheriff Office 6,824 4 57% 4 59 0% 25% 3 11 61
51 Rosebud County Sheriff Office 6,974 6 60% 4 57 0% 0% 4 2 32
65 Sanders County Sheriff Office 8,094 3 100% 2 25 0% 50% 0 7 26
40 Sheridan County Sheriff Department 3,389 3 100% 3 89 0% 33% 0 2 5
54 Stevensville Police Dept 1,966 1 50% 1 51 0% 100% 1 4 12
64 Stillwater County Sheriff Office 6,802 3 100% 2 29 0% 100% 0 7 24
6 Sweet Grass County Sheriff Office 3,800 15 79% 15 395 0% 27% 4 11 27
56 Teton County Sheriff Office 6,120 6 100% 3 49 0% 33% 0 1 3
8 Thompson Falls Police Dept 1,420 4 100% 4 282 0% 25% 0 2 13
12 Three Forks Marshal'S Office 1,865 4 80% 4 214 0% 0% 1 0 16
32 Toole County Sheriff Office 5,099 17 89% 6 118 17% 0% 2 6 15
38 Troy Police Dept 996 1 33% 1 100 0% 100% 2 2 18
55 Valley County Sheriff Department 4,045 3 100% 2 49 0% 0% 0 0 13
43 West Yellowstone Police Dept 1,240 1 100% 1 81 0% 100% 0 0 9
4 Whitefish City Police Dept 8,007 33 92% 33 412 0% 33% 3 4 122
21 Wolf Point Police Dept 2,608 4 100% 4 153 0% 0% 0 4 4
14 Yellowstone County Sheriff Office 32,748 70 74% 69 211 3% 42% 25 27 204

 

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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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