Top 200 Counties for Marijuana Arrest Rates,
Population 100,000 to less than 250,000, by Rank (2007)

     
Total
Possession
Sales
Rank County State
Arrests
Rate
Arrests
Rate
Arrests
Rate
1 Ouachita Louisiana 1,292 866 1,257 843 35 23
2 Ulster New York 1,530 836 1,511 826 19 10
3 Coconino Arizona 963 782 910 739 53 43
4 Walworth Wisconsin 786 746 740 702 46 44
5 Harrison Mississippi 1,253 728 1,220 709 33 19
6 Sumner Tennessee 1,163 707 1,051 639 112 68
7 Orleans Louisiana 1,511 685 1,339 607 172 78
8 Charles Maryland 969 681 875 615 94 66
9 Newport News city Virginia 1,204 678 1,081 609 123 69
10 Iredell North Carolina 998 661 962 637 36 24
11 Hampton city Virginia 943 653 797 552 146 101
12 Florence South Carolina 870 652 825 619 45 34
13 Douglas Oregon 679 641 628 593 51 48
14 Kenton Kentucky 954 613 920 591 34 22
15 Clay Missouri 701 611 688 599 13 11
16 York South Carolina 1,222 593 1,130 548 92 45
17 Kent Delaware 874 592 700 474 174 118
18 Macon Illinois 626 573 na na na na
19 St Tammany Louisiana 1,329 564 1,269 539 60 25
20 Boone Kentucky 638 559 607 532 31 27
21 Horry South Carolina 1,368 553 1,272 515 96 39
22 Rensselaer New York 843 543 823 530 20 13
23 Tom Green Texas 559 538 557 536 2 2
24 Rock Island Illinois 763 517 na na na na
25 Warren Kentucky 522 508 499 486 23 22
26 Boone Missouri 731 496 662 449 69 47
27 Buncombe North Carolina 1,118 494 1,082 478 36 16
28 Montgomery Tennessee 733 487 691 459 42 28
29 Dona Ana New Mexico 951 485 922 470 29 15
30 Tippecanoe Indiana 758 482 698 444 60 38
31 Beaufort South Carolina 702 480 628 429 74 51
32 Montgomery Alabama 1,071 478 1,058 473 13 6
33 Tompkins New York 479 476 477 474 2 2
34 Rutherford Tennessee 1,128 472 1,068 447 60 25
34 Benton Washington 765 472 732 452 33 20
36 Rapides Louisiana 613 471 601 461 12 9
37 Peoria Illinois 855 469 na na na na
38 Scott Iowa 759 466 720 442 39 24
38 Lafayette Louisiana 950 466 890 436 60 29
40 Oneida New York 1,085 465 1,063 456 22 9
41 Berkeley South Carolina 680 463 605 412 75 51
41 Rock Wisconsin 744 463 599 373 145 90
43 Davidson North Carolina 723 459 699 444 24 15
44 Sebastian Arkansas 557 458 415 341 142 117
45 Cleveland Oklahoma 813 454 738 412 75 42
45 Calcasieu Louisiana 837 454 768 416 69 37
47 Cecil Maryland 456 453 400 397 56 56
48 Sangamon Illinois 850 439 na na na na
49 Mesa Colorado 601 436 588 426 13 9
50 Midland Texas 542 435 538 432 4 3
50 Henderson North Carolina 441 435 437 431 4 4
52 Nash North Carolina 481 432 463 416 18 16
53 Humboldt California 550 431 478 375 72 56
54 Chesapeake city Virginia 953 427 859 385 94 42
55 Comanche Oklahoma 464 426 460 422 4 4
56 Gaston North Carolina 857 425 799 397 58 29
57 Whatcom Washington 796 422 464 246 332 176
57 Kenosha Wisconsin 693 422 621 378 72 44
59 Hunterdon New Jersey 546 419 509 391 37 28
60 Kanawha West Virginia 798 418 679 355 119 62
60 Hall Georgia 745 418 619 347 126 71
62 Yavapai Arizona 906 416 747 343 159 73
63 Chatham Georgia 1,008 415 899 370 109 45
64 Carroll Maryland 708 412 640 372 68 40
65 Black Hawk Iowa 510 406 509 405 1 1
66 Dorchester South Carolina 487 403 432 357 55 45
67 Tuscaloosa Alabama 691 402 691 402 0 0
68 Houston Georgia 523 401 199 153 324 248
69 McLennan Texas 912 400 899 395 13 6
70 Webb Texas 947 399 945 398 2 1
70 Guadalupe Texas 443 399 440 396 3 3
72 Douglas Georgia 485 398 452 371 33 27
73 New Hanover North Carolina 745 397 703 374 42 22
74 Etowah Alabama 408 396 407 395 1 1
75 Richmond Georgia 763 394 762 394 1 1
76 Jackson Oregon 785 393 743 372 42 21
76 Niagara New York 845 393 844 392 1 0
76 Wilson Tennessee 422 393 259 241 163 152
79 Chautauqua New York 522 388 494 368 28 21
80 Yuma Arizona 739 385 706 368 33 17
81 Spotsylvania Virginia 476 384 421 340 55 44
81 Linn Iowa 780 384 736 363 44 22
83 Bibb Georgia 595 383 446 287 149 96
84 Sussex Delaware 714 381 591 315 123 66
85 Frederick Maryland 853 378 756 335 97 43
86 Kootenai Idaho 506 373 492 363 14 10
87 Ector Texas 482 372 482 372 0 0
88 Portsmouth city Virginia 376 371 326 322 50 49
89 Cochise Arizona 479 370 427 330 52 40
90 Washington Maryland 531 368 458 318 73 51
91 Brazos Texas 585 366 581 363 4 3
92 Johnson Iowa 435 365 409 344 26 22
92 Richland Ohio 465 365 442 347 23 18
94 St Lawrence New York 404 364 390 352 14 13
95 Vanderburgh Indiana 625 360 497 286 128 74
95 Clarke Georgia 412 360 356 311 56 49
95 Alamance North Carolina 519 360 512 355 7 5
98 Imperial California 581 359 453 280 128 79
99 Lake Ohio 831 357 781 335 50 21
100 Aiken South Carolina 550 355 513 332 37 24
100 Berrien Michigan 571 355 495 308 76 47
102 Jefferson Missouri 771 352 700 320 71 32
103 Broome New York 682 351 668 344 14 7
103 Stearns Minnesota 572 351 296 181 276 169
105 Lexington South Carolina 846 350 707 293 139 58
106 Sarpy Nebraska 508 349 495 340 13 9
106 Washington Wisconsin 452 349 356 275 96 74
106 Hays Texas 475 349 469 345 6 4
109 Comal Texas 371 348 370 347 1 1
110 Taylor Texas 452 346 452 346 0 0
110 Stafford Virginia 430 346 416 335 14 11
110 Ashtabula Ohio 354 346 310 303 44 43
113 Gregg Texas 427 342 420 336 7 6
114 York Maine 682 336 609 300 73 36
115 Jefferson Texas 810 334 786 324 24 10
116 New London Connecticut 460 332 415 299 45 32
117 Potter Texas 665 329 650 321 15 7
118 Vigo Indiana 336 328 319 311 17 17
119 Sandoval New Mexico 378 324 373 320 5 4
120 Cabarrus North Carolina 550 323 546 320 4 2
120 Miami Ohio 328 323 257 253 71 70
122 McLean Illinois 520 323 na na na na
123 Union North Carolina 594 321 536 290 58 31
124 Warren New Jersey 352 319 311 282 41 37
125 La Crosse Wisconsin 350 318 331 301 19 17
126 Tazewell Illinois 414 317 na na na na
127 Winnebago Wisconsin 514 317 432 266 82 51
128 San Juan New Mexico 405 316 271 211 134 104
129 Washington Arkansas 617 314 583 297 34 17
129 Mohave Arizona 626 314 605 304 21 11
129 Wichita Texas 390 314 384 309 6 5
132 Grayson Texas 374 313 364 305 10 8
133 Jefferson New York 356 311 346 303 10 9
134 Pueblo Colorado 483 310 470 302 13 8
134 Baldwin Alabama 538 310 524 302 14 8
136 Merced California 770 309 673 270 97 39
137 Fayette Georgia 335 308 189 174 146 134
138 Rowan North Carolina 396 306 372 288 24 19
138 Norfolk city Virginia 698 306 639 280 59 26
138 Cowlitz Washington 309 306 302 299 7 7
141 Champaign Illinois 562 303 na na na na
142 Wyandotte Kansas 469 302 435 280 34 22
143 Racine Wisconsin 595 301 533 270 62 31
144 Outagamie Wisconsin 525 300 469 268 56 32
144 Johnson Indiana 409 300 387 284 22 16
144 Kalamazoo Michigan 719 300 599 250 120 50
147 Penobscot Maine 437 299 396 271 41 28
148 Onslow North Carolina 451 297 384 253 67 44
149 Ontario New York 310 296 306 292 4 4
150 Skagit Washington 347 295 346 294 1 1
150 Bossier Louisiana 317 295 276 257 41 38
152 De Kalb Illinois 295 295 na na na na
153 Hanover Virginia 296 294 268 266 28 28
154 Jasper Missouri 349 293 344 289 5 4
154 Merrimack New Hampshire 435 293 376 253 59 40
156 Kankakee Illinois 319 292 na na na na
157 Hawaii Hawaii 501 290 329 191 172 100
158 De Soto Mississippi 433 288 378 252 55 37
158 La Porte Indiana 318 288 302 273 16 14
160 Lee Alabama 355 284 348 278 7 6
160 Cumberland New Jersey 437 284 406 263 31 20
162 Ellis Texas 392 282 386 278 6 4
162 Faulkner Arkansas 290 282 286 278 4 4
164 Woodbury Iowa 289 281 285 277 4 4
164 Muscogee Georgia 531 281 433 229 98 52
166 Saratoga New York 608 280 583 269 25 12
166 Washington Tennessee 331 280 299 253 32 27
168 Androscoggin Maine 298 278 257 240 41 38
169 Sheboygan Wisconsin 318 276 288 250 30 26
170 Santa Fe New Mexico 388 275 348 246 40 28
171 Scott Minnesota 361 273 228 173 133 101
171 Coweta Georgia 324 273 258 217 66 56
173 Schenectady New York 410 272 387 257 23 15
174 Clark Indiana 283 271 259 248 24 23
174 Williamson Tennessee 480 271 412 232 68 38
176 Harford Maryland 653 269 603 248 50 21
177 Shasta California 485 268 437 241 48 27
178 Paulding Georgia 343 267 321 250 22 17
178 Harnett North Carolina 293 267 282 257 11 10
178 Jackson Mississippi 350 267 340 260 10 8
178 Yakima Washington 626 267 521 222 105 45
178 Navajo Arizona 303 267 282 248 21 18
183 Centre Pennsylvania 376 266 257 182 119 84
184 Sullivan Tennessee 412 261 370 235 42 27
185 Shawnee Kansas 449 259 409 236 40 23
186 Johnson Texas 398 258 393 255 5 3
187 Santa Cruz California 635 257 561 227 74 30
188 Kitsap Washington 616 255 532 220 84 35
189 Richmond city Virginia 488 254 425 222 63 33
190 Smith Texas 496 251 486 246 10 5
190 Deschutes Oregon 388 251 318 206 70 45
192 Anderson South Carolina 450 248 385 212 65 36
192 Randolph North Carolina 355 248 320 223 35 24
194 Washington Rhode Island 312 247 278 220 34 27
194 Putnam New York 249 247 229 227 20 20
196 Franklin Missouri 254 245 231 223 23 22
197 Marathon Wisconsin 307 237 270 209 37 29
197 Johnston North Carolina 375 237 353 223 22 14
199 Maui Hawaii 334 235 316 223 18 13
199 Blount Tennessee 285 235 253 209 32 26

 

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Notes:

The rankings above do NOT include counties in Florida.

The District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois do not provide data to the national Uniform Crime Reporting Program. DC and IL data reported above were obtained from the respective city and state governments. (see below) Illinois data was limited to the number of total marijuana arrestsm and did not include data on the age,. sex, and race of offenders.

Sources: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data, Research & Analysis Branch - Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department

 

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