United States Marijuana Possession Arrest Rates by State and Race (2006)

  White Black Other
State
Arrest Rate
Pct.
Arrest Rate
Pct.
Arrest Rate
Pct.
Alabama
145.66 39% 622.12 61% 50.91 0%
Alaska
117.77 70% 228.98 8% 173.52 22%
Arizona
247.64 85% 628.67 10% 175.87 5%
Arkansas
185.00 64% 518.03 35% 57.33 0%
California
150.95 80% 405.19 19% 11.88 1%
Colorado
204.59 90% 460.42 10% 44.77 1%
Connecticut
162.36 65% 698.67 34% 36.35 1%
Delaware
199.06 54% 603.71 46% 7.48 0%
District Of Columbia
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Florida
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Georgia
169.31 38% 609.09 62% 35.15 0%
Hawaii
126.04 42% 111.42 4% 114.21 54%
Idaho
167.47 96% 356.12 2% 160.37 3%
Illinois
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Indiana
205.20 71% 752.86 28% 46.62 0%
Iowa
173.73 79% 1,577.22 20% 165.75 2%
Kansas
140.29 78% 536.51 21% 72.86 1%
Kentucky
437.79 57% 2,221.68 43% 142.36 0%
Louisiana
271.48 42% 768.21 57% 99.91 0%
Maine
210.37 97% 479.40 2% 62.34 0%
Maryland
261.00 45% 675.48 54% 49.35 1%
Massachusetts
115.92 76% 441.11 23% 27.63 1%
Michigan
136.38 67% 376.12 33% 31.70 1%
Minnesota
102.07 66% 953.22 31% 108.09 4%
Mississippi
251.81 39% 690.12 61% 101.88 0%
Missouri
348.87 78% 707.17 21% 71.20 0%
Montana
136.09 91% 311.78 1% 142.95 8%
Nebraska
335.94 74% 2,286.24 25% 187.97 1%
Nevada
189.90 65% 984.38 32% 80.93 3%
New Hampshire
177.43 96% 509.44 3% 46.61 1%
New Jersey
194.32 67% 496.05 32% 33.21 1%
New Mexico
112.41 90% 172.26 5% 77.15 6%
New York
301.51 69% 710.88 30% 46.72 1%
North Carolina
152.01 52% 465.14 46% 116.79 2%
North Dakota
161.12 79% 747.01 4% 615.76 17%
Ohio
118.24 67% 400.56 33% 22.62 0%
Oklahoma
289.81 72% 869.02 22% 196.46 6%
Oregon
218.39 94% 508.45 5% 60.27 1%
Pennsylvania
111.25 62% 545.37 38% 30.70 1%
Rhode Island
169.66 81% 521.90 18% 81.64 1%
South Carolina
276.41 49% 669.42 50% 101.21 0%
South Dakota
144.36 73% 864.12 6% 734.28 21%
Tennessee
207.61 66% 540.42 33% 60.45 0%
Texas
241.21 74% 588.69 26% 32.91 0%
Utah
143.22 93% 416.92 3% 164.33 4%
Vermont
156.96 95% 728.78 4% 98.33 1%
Virginia
146.43 55% 432.20 44% 21.74 1%
Washington
145.45 87% 346.60 9% 78.95 5%
West Virginia
180.88 84% 912.67 16% 26.62 0%
Wisconsin
228.79 75% 963.16 21% 330.12 4%
Wyoming
393.74 94% 874.01 3% 462.67 4%

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Notes:

Other: Includes Native Americans and Asian. Data on Hispanics is not available from the UCR Program.

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data

Because of incomplete reporting the arrest totals presented in tables with data on age, sex, and race will NOT always correspond to totals presented in other tables. Please review the following background material for More Information on Source Data.

 
 
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