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Enforcement of Low-Level Offenses

In the three-year period between 2012 and 2014, a total of 2,750 arrests were made for the low-level offenses of Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree Harassment, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Black and Hispanic residents account for 38% of the population of Albany, but 63% of Disorderly Conduct arrests, 76% of Marijuana Possession arrests, and 78% of arrests for 2nd Degree Harassment.

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