Kentucky marijuana citation data 2011-2014

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Kentucky State Police of Kentucky.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 15-0417
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Kentucky Open Records Act , I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking any statistics related to the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to marijuana as well as the ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which I am seeking records is from January 2011 through December 2014.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: Perkins, Emily M (KSP)

Dear Mr. Anderson:

I am in receipt of your request sent via fax for a copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession, including ethnicity, age, sex, and any other available demographic data each year from 2011 through 2014. Please be advised that the "Crime in Kentucky" annual reports from 1995 through 2013, which would include the information you are seeking, are available on our website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org<http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org> then clicking the "Resources" tab and reviewing "Crime & Traffic Data/Publications". The statistics for 2014 have not yet been compiled.

Should you still wish to move forward with your request, please advise, but you will be charged the fee of $.10 per page plus applicable postage.

Sincerely,
Emily M. Perkins
Legal Services Branch
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-1786 - Direct phone
(502) 573-1636 - Fax
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From: Kentucky State Police

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Kentucky State Police

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

I have a question about the data provided in this request (copied below). Are these data collected only from the state police, or do they include local police as well?

Thank you,
Evan

From: Perkins, Emily M (KSP)

It is statewide.

Emily Perkins
Legal Services Branch
KSP Headquarters

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