Sky High Marijuana Numbers
In the last several years, we've seen many states pass medical marijuana legislation, the growth of support for legalizing marijuana, and a whole lotta money wasted on marijuana arrests. The following graphs are created from 2010 FBI UCR arrest data (the most recent available), except where noted.
There were an estimated 13.1 million arrests in the United States in 2010. Of these, 4% were for violent crimes, 13% for property crimes, 12% for drugs (of which half were for marijuana), and 19% for alcohol-related crimes.