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Enforcement of Low-Level Offenses

In the five-year period between 2011 and 2015, the Buffalo Police department took 14,503 enforcement actions for 2nd Degree Harassment, 7,283 for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and 4,935 for Disorderly Conduct. Black residents account for 37% of Buffalo’s residents, compared with 63% of enforcement actions for the three offenses. Of enforcement actions for possession of marijuana, 75% were against black residents.

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