by Russ Belville | October 30, 2012 5:20 pm
Today the FBI released their latest Uniform Crime Report which shows an 11% drop in marijuana arrests from the prior year.
Police agencies reported an estimated 757,969 marijuana arrests, which made up almost half of the over 1.5 million drug arrests for 2011. Police made 853,838 marijuana arrests in 2010 and 858,408 marijuana arrests in 2009, representing the two greatest annual arrest totals in the 42 years of Drug War. By contrast, the 2011 arrest totals are the lowest number in eight years and the decline of 95,869 marijuana arrests makes for the largest one-year drop in marijuana arrests overall and the fifth-largest one-year drop by percentage.
The decline of 11% in marijuana arrests over the first three years of President Obama’s term marks the largest percentage drop of any presidential term in twenty years. During President George H.W. Bush’s one term, marijuana arrests dropped 13%, and Presidents Reagan and Carter reduced marijuana arrests by 3% and 9%, respectively.
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