Marijuana Arrest Rates Based on User Populations, by state, (2007)

   
Rate per 100,000 Population
Rate per 100,000 Marijuana Users
State
Arrests
Population
Rate
Rank
Annual Users
Rate
Rank
Alabama 12,575 4,627,851 272 22 303,000 4,150 18
Alaska 1,046 683,478 153 48 74,000 1,414 49
Arizona 21,727 6,338,755 343 16 473,000 4,593 14
Arkansas 7,043 2,834,797 248 29 234,000 3,010 30
California 74,024 36,600,000 203 41 3,342,000 2,215 42
Colorado 12,358 4,861,515 254 27 512,000 2,414 35
Connecticut 7,574 3,502,309 216 37 332,000 2,281 39
Delaware 3,169 864,764 366 12 79,000 4,011 20
District Of Columbia 3,985 588,292 677 1 78,000 5,109 9
Florida (1) 59,571 (est) 18,300,000 326 17 1,435,000 4,151 17
Georgia 33,512 9,544,750 351 15 750,000 4,468 15
Hawaii 1,524 1,283,388 119 51 95,000 1,604 46
Idaho 3,542 1,499,402 236 33 103,000 3,439 25
Illinois 54,756 12,900,000 427 6 1,004,000 5,454 6
Indiana 16,397 6,345,289 258 24 512,000 3,203 26
Iowa 6,829 2,988,046 229 34 182,000 3,752 22
Kansas 6,880 2,775,997 248 30 218,000 3,156 27
Kentucky 20,329 4,241,474 479 3 350,000 5,808 3
Louisiana 18,535 4,293,204 432 5 349,000 5,311 7
Maine 3,255 1,317,207 247 31 143,000 2,276 40
Maryland 24,710 5,618,344 440 4 450,000 5,491 5
Massachusetts 10,453 6,449,755 162 47 732,000 1,428 48
Michigan 19,691 10,100,000 196 44 998,000 1,973 45
Minnesota 11,629 5,197,621 224 35 484,000 2,403 36
Mississippi 10,401 2,918,785 356 14 183,000 5,684 4
Missouri 23,136 5,878,415 394 10 481,000 4,810 11
Montana 1,390 957,861 145 50 99,000 1,404 50
Nebraska 7,430 1,774,571 419 8 126,000 5,897 2
Nevada 7,950 2,565,382 310 19 210,000 3,786 21
New Hampshire 3,307 1,315,828 251 28 154,000 2,147 44
New Jersey 23,252 8,685,920 268 23 659,000 3,528 24
New Mexico 4,213 1,969,915 214 38 179,000 2,354 37
New York 92,800 19,300,000 481 2 1,880,000 4,936 10
North Carolina 27,748 9,061,032 306 20 673,000 4,123 19
North Dakota 1,416 639,715 221 36 45,000 3,147 28
Ohio 23,335 11,500,000 204 40 1,016,000 2,297 38
Oklahoma 13,117 3,617,316 363 13 248,000 5,289 8
Oregon 9,201 3,747,455 246 32 410,000 2,244 41
Pennsylvania 25,793 12,400,000 207 39 973,000 2,651 33
Rhode Island 2,107 1,057,832 199 43 144,000 1,463 47
South Carolina 18,599 4,407,709 422 7 310,000 6,000 1
South Dakota 1,586 796,214 199 42 55,000 2,884 32
Tennessee 23,184 6,156,719 377 11 503,000 4,609 13
Texas 70,525 23,900,000 295 21 1,486,000 4,746 12
Utah 4,288 2,645,330 162 46 145,000 2,957 31
Vermont 928 621,254 149 49 84,000 1,105 51
Virginia 19,726 7,712,091 256 25 633,000 3,116 29
Washington 16,473 6,468,424 255 26 630,000 2,615 34
West Virginia 2,992 1,812,035 165 45 136,000 2,200 43
Wisconsin 17,734 5,601,640 317 18 493,000 3,597 23
Wyoming (2) 2,145 515,004 417 9 49,000 4,378 16

 

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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)

(1) Florida marijuana arrests were estimated at 40% of total drug arrests for this table.

(2) Wyoming arrest rate and rankings are based on 2006 data.

Sources

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

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

U.S. Census

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