A look at New York City marijuana arrests

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Associated Press

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 11:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Arrests for the lowest-level marijuana possession crime in New York City over the years. The numbers reflect arrests of people charged as adults with lowest-level marijuana possession as the top or only charge:

1978: 2,699

1988: 1,861

1998: 32,936

2008: 40,390

2009: 46,493

2010: 50,385

2011: 50,688

2012: 39,230

2013: 28,644

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1st quarter 2013: 7,671

1st quarter 2014: 7,017

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Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

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