Arrests: Arrests for Marijuana Possession

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Description

Data on police treatment of individuals arrested in Toronto for simple possession of small quantities of marijuana. The data are part of a larger data set featured in a series of articles in the Toronto Star newspaper.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 5226 observations on the following 8 variables.

released

Whether or not the arrestee was released with a summons; a factor with levels: No; Yes.

colour

The arrestee's race; a factor with levels: Black; White.

year

1997 through 2002; a numeric vector.

age

in years; a numeric vector.

sex

a factor with levels: Female; Male.

employed

a factor with levels: No; Yes.

citizen

a factor with levels: No; Yes.

checks

Number of police data bases (of previous arrests, previous convictions, parole status, etc. – 6 in all) on which the arrestee's name appeared; a numeric vector

Source

Personal communication from Michael Friendly, York University.

Examples

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