Departmental Documents

Enforcement of Low-Level Offenses

In the three-year period between 2012 and 2014, the Suffolk County Police Department made 6,263 arrests for Possession of Marijuana, 2,551 for Disorderly Conduct, and 1,226 for 2nd Degree Harassment. People of color account for 30% of the Suffolk County population, but 51% of those who were arrested for these three offenses.

* The data provided by Suffolk County did not include 2013 arrests for 2nd Degree Harassment.

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