Chicago Drug Arrests Reach Historic Lows, But Those Busted Could Still Fill Stadiums

The city of Chicago recently released data on all drug arrests made last year, and it shows that marijuana and narcotics arrests are down to levels not seen in decades.

Chicago police made less than 3,200 arrests for pot in 2017. That’s the fewest arrests since 1968, according to a WBEZ analysis of Chicago Police Department data.

Pot arrests have steadily declined from an all-time high in 2007, when more than 25,000 arrests were made for pot-related offenses, like possessing or selling the drug.

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Ramos, Elliot. “Chicago Drug Arrests Reach Historic Lows, But Those Busted Could Still Fill Stadiums.” www.wbez.org. 4 February 2018. Web. 6 February 2018.