1. Crawford County, home to Grayling, has the highest arrest rate in the state
This interactive map shows the rate of 2015 marijuana arrests per 1,000 county residents. Statewide, there were about 2.4 arrests per 1,000 residents. You can click on any county to see the underlying data.
The county with the highest rate was Crawford County, which includes Grayling. The countywide rate was 18.1 per thousand, more than seven times the state average.
The county with the lowest arrest rate was Cass County in southwest Michigan along the Indiana border. Their countywide rate was .77 per thousand, about a third of the state average.
(Cass numbers did not include arrests by the Dowagiac Police Department, one of 35 agencies not to report their 2015 arrest data to the Michigan State Police. The other 34 were the police departments for Au Gres, Baraga, Bellevue, Benton Township, Byron, Centreville, Concord Township, Dickinson County sheriff’s office, Dundee, Ecorse, Fair Haven Township, Freeport, Galien, Hesperia, Home Township, Iron Mountain, Kellogg Community College, Lakeview, L’anse, Lexington, Manton, Memphis, Mendon, Millington, Norway, Peck, Pigeon, Port Sanilac, Portland, Shelby, Springport Township, Unionville, Wayne County Community College and Woodland Township.)
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