Marijuana Arrests in New York City in 2012

in Substance Abuse

In 2012, police in New York City arrested 40,661 people for marijuana charges in the city. In 2011, there were 52,220 marijuana arrests, and 52,089 arrests in 2010.

In the first four months of 2013, there were roughly 10,000 arrests for marijuana crimes in New York City.

Across New York State, authorities seized 210 kilos during 2012, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. In 2010, officials seized 2,500 kilos of marijuana.

(All United States crime statistics.)

Source:  Brad Hamilton, “‘High’ tolerance: NYC on the road to decriminalizing pot,” New York Post, May 13, 2013.

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