Special Report

States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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39. New York
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 287.76 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.63 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 597.59 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 227.53 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 56234.00

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38. Mississippi
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 294.78 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.71 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 478.88 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 176.39 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 8804.00

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37. Georgia
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 428.81 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 2.96 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 804.32 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 271.82 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 45029.00

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34. Nevada
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 76.65 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.04 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 212.26 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 69.72 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 2326.00

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34. Arizona
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 208.75 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 3.04 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 580.65 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 190.90 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 14971.00