24/7 Wall St Publishes Report “States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests”

Here are the 5 states with the highest  disparity in arrest rates

 

1. Montana
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 127.62 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 9.62 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 1064.23 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 110.60 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 1351.00

2. Kentucky
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 141.72 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 9.36 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 788.34 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 84.19 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 6333.00

3. Illinois
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 43.01 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 7.51 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 137.84 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 18.36 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 5474.00

4. West Virginia
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 447.32 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 7.31 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 2516.95 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 344.26 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 8078.00

5. lowa
> Marijuana possession arrest rate, 2010-2018: 133.82 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Racial disparity in arrests: 7.26 times
> Black possession arrest rate: 776.28 arrests per 100,000 residents
> White possession arrest rate: 106.90 arrests per 100,000 residents
> Total marijuana possession arrests, 2010-2018: 3835.00

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States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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