United States Marijuana Arrests (1982 - 2008)

Year Total Rate Possession Rate Sales Rate All
Drug Arrests
Mj Pct.
2008 847,863
278.85
754,224
248.05
93,640
30.80
1,702,537
50%
2007
872,720
289.34
775,138
256.99
97,582
32.35
1,841,182
47%
2006
829,630
277.10
738,920
246.80
90,710
30.30
1,889,810
44%
2005
786,550
265.27
696,070
234.76
90,480
30.52
1,846,351
43%
2004
771,600
262.77
684,320
233.05
87,280
29.72
1,745,712
44%
2003
755,200
259.70
662,890
227.96
92,310
31.74
1,678,192
45%
2002
697,100
241.94
613,990
213.10
83,110
28.85
1,538,813
45%
2001
723,600
253.69
641,110
224.77
82,490
28.92
1,586,902
46%
2000
734,500
260.26
646,040
228.92
88,460
31.34
1,579,566
47%
1999
704,800
252.35
620,540
222.18
84,260
30.17
1,532,200
46%
1998
682,900
247.32
598,690
216.83
84,210
30.50
1,559,100
44%
1997
695,200
254.73
606,520
222.24
88,680
32.49
1,583,600
44%
1996
641,600
237.92
546,750
202.75
94,850
35.17
1,506,200
43%
1995
589,000
220.97
503,350
188.83
85,650
32.13
1,476,100
40%
1994
481,100
182.63
402,720
152.87
78,380
29.75
1,351,400
36%
1993
380,700
146.28
310,860
119.44
69,840
26.84
1,126,300
34%
1992
342,300
133.25
271,930
105.85
70,370
27.39
1,066,400
32%
1991
287,900
113.57
226,240
89.25
61,660
24.32
1,010,000
29%
1990
326,900
130.69
260,391
104.10
66,509
26.59
1,089,500
30%
1989
399,000
161.32
314,550
127.17
84,450
34.14
1,361,700
29%
1988
391,600
159.82
326,920
133.43
64,680
26.40
1,155,200
34%
1987
378,700
155.97
313,710
129.20
64,990
26.77
937,400
40%
1986
361,800
150.34
296,680
123.28
65,120
27.06
824,100
44%
1985
451,100
189.17
365,940
153.46
85,160
35.71
811,400
56%
1984
419,400
177.45
342,160
144.77
77,240
32.68
708,400
59%
1983
406,900
173.66
334,000
142.55
72,900
31.11
661,400
62%
1982
455,600
196.22
383,970
165.37
71,630
30.85
676,000
67%

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Notes:

These figures are the primary estimate of marijuana arrests in the United States. "Crime in the United States" (CUIS) is an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigtion and contains national estimates of the total number of arrests for marijuana and other drug offenses. These estimates, like other data reported on this web site, are based on local agency reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. However the national estimates presented in CUIS are a combination of hard data reported from local agencies and estimated data to account for areas of the country that have not participated in the the UCR program.

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States

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