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||Posted October 02, 2010 by phillynormlmedia
http://www.examiner.com/norml-in-philadelphia/pennsylvania-saw-25-635-marijuana-arrests-last-yearby Chris Goldstein 10/1/2010 -
According to the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System there were 25, 635 adult arrests for marijuana prohibition related offenses in 2009. About 75% were for possession.
Sale and manufacturing accounted for 5,083 arrests and possession accounted for 20, 552.
Men were arrested more than women at a rate greater than 6 to 1.*
Whites were arrested more than African-Americans across the state. But the trend of a racial disparity to the arrests in Philadelphia continued.
Of the 10, 661 African-Americans arrested for marijuana violations in Pennsylvania statewide during 2009 about half were arrested by Philadelphia city police, a total of 5,158 people.
PhillyNORML will release the groupï¿½s annual report on the city marijuana arrest data next week.* 22,176 men vs 3,460 womenhttp://www.examiner.com/norml-in-philadelphia/pennsylvania-saw-25-635-marijuana-arrests-last-year