United States Marijuana Arrests by State, (2006)

 
Arrests
Arrest Rate per 100,000
 
Jurisdiction Total Possession Sales Total Possession Sales Pop. Cov.
Alabama 12,065 11,833 255 262.34 257.29 5.04 100%
Alaska 1,042 891 24 155.51 132.97 22.54 100%
Arizona 19,377 17,843 788 314.24 289.36 24.88 100%
Arkansas 7,308 6,562 327 259.99 233.45 26.54 100%
California 65,467 52,939 0 179.57 145.21 34.36 100%
Colorado 11,576 10,827 131 243.53 227.77 15.76 100%
Connecticut 7,876 7,254 116 224.72 206.97 17.75 100%
Delaware 2,913 2,338 34 341.31 273.94 67.37 100%
District Of Columbia 3,868 1,195 2,673 660.68 204.11 456.56 100%
Florida
na
na
na
na
na
na
na
Georgia 36,014 29,332 1,380 384.6 313.24 71.36 100%
Hawaii 1,409 1,160 49 109.61 90.24 19.37 100%
Idaho 3,140 2,948 32 214.12 201.03 13.09 100%
Illinois 51,653
na
na
402.53
na
na
100%
Indiana 18,455 16,373 529 292.31 259.33 32.98 100%
Iowa 6,749 6,335 14 226.32 212.44 13.88 100%
Kansas 5,450 4,888 14 197.17 176.84 20.33 100%
Kentucky 20,106 18,080 349 478.02 429.85 48.17 100%
Louisiana 24,382 21,949 443 568.64 511.9 56.74 100%
Maine 3,190 2,755 149 241.38 208.46 32.92 100%
Maryland 23,038 20,690 947 410.24 368.43 41.81 100%
Massachusetts 10,133 8,701 195 157.41 135.17 22.25 100%
Michigan 19,973 16,979 177 197.84 168.18 29.66 100%
Minnesota 11,092 7,079 38 214.67 137 77.66 100%
Mississippi 12,749 11,554 686 438.03 396.97 41.06 100%
Missouri 23,966 22,234 926 410.19 380.54 29.64 100%
Montana 1,341 1,250 9 141.96 132.33 9.63 100%
Nebraska 7,252 6,972 172 410.1 394.27 15.83 100%
Nevada 6,703 5,954 495 268.6 238.59 30.01 100%
New Hampshire 3,919 3,087 24 298.05 234.77 63.28 100%
New Jersey 21,734 18,997 460 249.11 217.74 31.37 100%
New Mexico 3,136 2,649 598 160.44 135.53 24.92 100%
New York 89,023 85,901 120 461.11 444.94 16.17 100%
North Carolina 24,765 22,009 79 279.62 248.51 31.12 100%
North Dakota 1,291 1,180 69 203.03 185.57 17.46 100%
Ohio 24,071 22,387 220 209.71 195.04 14.67 100%
Oklahoma 12,538 11,369 1,033 350.3 317.64 32.66 100%
Oregon 8,338 7,799 42 225.31 210.74 14.56 100%
Pennsylvania 24,685 19,305 1,183 198.42 155.18 43.25 100%
Rhode Island 2,157 2,005 14 202.04 187.8 14.24 100%
South Carolina 18,488 16,667 137 427.84 385.7 42.14 100%
South Dakota 1,462 1,405 12 186.98 179.69 7.29 100%
Tennessee 19,185 15,959 524 317.7 264.27 53.42 100%
Texas 66,117 64,489 8,810 281.26 274.33 6.93 100%
Utah 4,045 3,781 76 158.62 148.27 10.35 100%
Vermont 1,083 993 16 173.58 159.16 14.43 100%
Virginia 16,771 14,983 208 219.43 196.04 23.39 100%
Washington 14,434 12,909 795 225.68 201.84 23.84 100%
West Virginia 4,238 3,772 141 233.05 207.43 25.63 100%
Wisconsin 17,405 15,552 350 313.24 279.89 33.35 100%
Wyoming 2,145 2,038 128 416.5 395.73 20.78 100%

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Notes:

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)

This table primarily consists of data obtained from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The data provided by the County-Level data set used for this table is consistent with but differs from the data published in Crime in the United States, the source for the national estimates of marijuana arrests provided in the historical table of national data in Marijuana Arrests (1982 - 2007). The differences between UCR and CUIS data are based in part on the amount of reported data available when the information is released to the public as well as imputation/estimation procedures used in creating the UCR data set. Florida does not provide statistics on marijuana arrests. Florida reports 147,338 total arrests for drug offenses. If 40% of these were for mariuana, a reasonable estimate based on national standards, then Florida marijuana arrests can be estimated at 58,925. Along with the data provided above, this produces a national total of 858,252, a 3.4% larger estimate than the estimate of 829,630 provided by Crime in the United States which is used as the primary estimate of US total marijuana arrests.

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

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

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