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Rate Per 1,000 Pop of Adult Prison Inmates in Minnesota Sentenced for Drug Offenses, All Available Years: by County

200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Minnesota0.30.30.40.50.50.50.40.50.30.50.40.40.30.30.3
Aitkin County0.20.20.00.20.20.70.80.5N/A0.40.20.20.10.20.2
Anoka County0.10.20.20.20.30.30.20.30.20.30.30.30.20.20.2
Becker County0.00.30.81.00.70.40.40.50.41.00.70.60.40.50.4
Beltrami County0.20.30.40.40.40.30.20.30.40.70.60.90.60.70.7
Benton County0.20.30.50.50.50.70.50.70.61.31.11.00.70.50.4
Big Stone County0.00.00.50.20.00.70.00.20.40.20.00.00.20.60.2
Blue Earth County0.10.10.20.30.30.40.40.40.40.40.30.40.30.30.5
Brown County0.20.40.40.50.50.50.50.70.40.40.30.40.40.40.3
Carlton County0.10.20.30.30.30.20.20.30.30.30.30.30.20.30.5
Carver County0.10.00.00.10.10.20.10.10.00.10.20.20.10.10.1
Cass County0.10.20.30.50.60.60.30.70.40.10.20.30.20.20.1
Chippewa County0.10.20.31.51.61.71.11.00.60.70.40.40.20.30.2
Chisago County0.10.00.30.40.70.50.40.20.20.30.20.10.20.30.3
Clay County0.60.81.01.21.21.00.81.10.91.01.10.70.40.30.3
Clearwater County0.20.00.30.90.80.80.70.60.20.50.60.50.30.30.4
Cook County0.00.00.00.00.00.20.00.00.00.20.00.00.20.00.2
Cottonwood County0.10.00.30.41.00.80.60.70.40.40.30.30.50.80.5
Crow Wing County0.30.40.50.80.90.80.50.50.30.50.50.50.60.60.7
Dakota County0.20.30.30.50.40.40.30.40.30.40.30.30.20.20.2
Dodge County0.20.20.40.80.90.80.51.20.70.80.60.40.30.50.4
Douglas County0.00.10.20.30.40.40.40.70.60.80.70.20.40.50.5
Faribault County0.30.30.30.20.40.80.40.30.00.00.20.20.20.40.7
Fillmore County0.00.00.00.20.20.40.40.20.20.20.30.30.10.10.1
Freeborn County0.50.50.50.70.61.10.50.60.40.60.80.50.50.80.5
Goodhue County0.10.10.30.30.30.30.20.20.10.10.40.50.20.20.2
Grant County0.80.20.20.20.40.20.20.00.00.00.20.60.20.30.2
Hennepin County0.30.30.30.30.30.30.20.30.30.30.30.20.20.20.3
Houston County0.10.00.00.00.10.20.10.20.10.10.10.30.20.10.1
Hubbard County0.10.00.00.10.30.30.20.30.20.60.60.50.60.50.6
Isanti County0.10.20.20.30.30.50.40.30.20.20.40.30.30.30.4
Itasca County0.30.30.40.40.60.50.40.50.40.60.60.60.60.50.4
Jackson County0.10.00.20.50.70.50.60.60.50.30.60.30.70.40.5
Kanabec County0.51.00.91.11.01.10.60.90.61.00.40.40.30.40.5
Kandiyohi County0.60.40.70.71.10.70.70.90.91.11.21.00.70.80.9
Kittson County0.50.50.80.80.30.00.40.00.20.00.30.00.00.00.0
Koochiching County0.20.40.40.20.30.60.20.30.30.30.20.30.20.20.3
Lac Qui Parle County0.00.00.20.00.00.00.00.30.60.50.20.00.00.10.0
Lake County0.00.10.00.00.10.40.30.50.00.10.10.00.00.10.4
Lake of the Woods County0.00.00.30.30.30.30.50.30.30.00.00.00.50.00.0
Le Sueur County0.10.20.10.61.61.30.70.80.50.60.30.00.00.10.0
Lincoln County0.00.00.41.30.60.60.30.40.20.20.20.40.00.00.2
Lyon County0.30.40.60.81.10.90.60.80.60.80.50.80.50.50.7
McLeod County0.40.40.50.70.70.90.40.50.50.40.10.20.20.30.4
Mahnomen County0.00.00.01.11.91.91.00.81.01.31.30.50.72.71.8
Marshall County0.00.10.40.50.90.80.10.00.00.40.30.40.30.20.2
Martin County0.20.70.61.21.21.71.01.00.60.60.50.60.61.11.0
Meeker County0.20.50.61.00.80.60.40.70.50.90.80.60.60.30.3
Mille Lacs County0.10.20.50.80.81.00.70.70.40.40.50.40.40.80.5
Morrison County0.10.20.40.50.70.80.40.80.50.80.50.60.30.40.4
Mower County0.20.30.60.50.60.80.50.90.71.01.11.00.40.40.6
Murray County0.00.00.41.01.61.50.91.20.50.30.40.10.10.00.1
Nicollet County0.20.20.30.20.30.30.20.20.20.40.30.20.10.20.2
Nobles County0.00.20.70.91.01.10.70.70.30.40.40.40.50.30.2
Norman County0.70.50.60.60.40.40.10.60.30.40.00.00.20.30.3
Olmsted County0.20.40.40.60.80.90.71.10.80.90.60.70.50.60.5
Otter Tail County0.10.10.10.20.30.30.30.40.50.80.50.30.30.40.3
Pennington County0.20.10.10.61.00.90.30.50.20.60.10.20.00.30.3
Pine County0.00.20.71.21.51.40.70.80.40.30.20.30.30.50.6
Pipestone County0.40.10.40.81.01.40.60.70.60.30.10.70.40.30.3
Polk County1.10.90.91.41.92.11.52.01.31.61.81.81.31.92.3
Pope County0.00.30.20.10.50.40.20.20.20.10.70.30.50.20.2
Ramsey County0.70.70.80.80.90.90.50.60.50.70.60.60.40.40.4
Red Lake County0.00.00.61.20.60.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.2
Redwood County0.20.60.80.70.81.00.50.40.50.30.50.81.00.80.5
Renville County0.00.00.20.50.40.80.50.20.30.20.50.40.70.80.7
Rice County0.20.20.30.30.40.30.20.20.10.40.60.60.40.30.2
Rock County0.10.00.10.80.80.70.40.10.10.00.10.10.10.00.1
Roseau County0.00.00.10.40.70.70.30.20.10.10.20.00.20.30.2
St. Louis County0.30.30.30.50.50.50.40.50.30.50.40.40.40.50.5
Scott County0.00.10.20.20.20.30.20.20.20.30.20.30.30.30.3
Sherburne County0.40.50.50.60.50.50.20.40.40.40.30.20.20.30.3
Sibley County0.00.20.20.91.31.10.70.80.30.40.40.30.20.30.2
Stearns County0.10.20.30.60.60.70.50.80.70.70.70.50.40.50.6
Steele County0.20.30.60.70.60.50.50.70.60.80.50.40.30.30.3
Stevens County0.00.00.60.50.50.40.10.30.20.40.30.10.30.10.1
Swift County0.30.20.30.20.20.20.60.30.30.40.50.50.30.20.3
Todd County0.30.20.50.60.80.60.50.70.50.60.60.50.30.20.3
Traverse County0.30.30.00.00.00.30.30.70.60.40.00.00.00.30.3
Wabasha County0.10.00.10.40.50.60.20.50.10.40.20.20.30.20.2
Wadena County0.10.50.50.30.60.90.70.70.40.20.40.60.00.20.4
Waseca County0.10.40.20.40.50.50.20.10.10.10.20.30.10.20.3
Washington County0.20.20.30.30.30.30.20.30.10.20.20.20.10.10.1
Watonwan County0.70.20.10.40.60.50.50.70.40.50.40.50.40.20.4
Wilkin County0.20.20.60.61.01.00.81.20.60.80.00.00.00.00.0
Winona County0.40.40.50.80.81.00.80.90.70.70.50.50.30.20.3
Wright County0.20.20.30.50.60.50.20.30.20.20.20.10.10.10.1
Yellow Medicine County0.10.00.21.21.11.41.11.00.40.51.11.00.60.40.4

About the Indicator: Legal penalties for illicit drugs range from prison time to probation sentences.  It is important to recognize that these data capture the governing offense for which a person was convicted.  Because persons are often not convicted for all offense charged, and this indicator only counts where the most serious offense is the drug conviction, it is likely that these data alone underestimate the role of illicit drugs in all convictions and sentences. Counts are for adults in prison for drug offenses, by sentencing county, as of January 1st of each reporting year.

In 2009, rates for adult prison inmates sentenced in Minnesota for drug offenses are lower than the national average (rate ratio = 0.81:1.00).  Rates for the state are from the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC); national rates are from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  For more national comparisons, click here State Epi Profile.

Rates per 1,000 population for 2015 data are calculated based on Minnesota State Demographic Center population estimates, as of February 2016.

Data Source: Inmate Profile

Description: The inmate profile captures the number of incarcerated persons in the state of Minnesota twice a year. Statistics on prison inmate counts where drug offenses were the governing sentences were obtained by request.  These statistics are not available on the Department of Corrections website.
 
Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Geographic Level: State, County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported annually

Characteristics: The inmate profile counts offenders only once and may exclude cases that involve drug or chemical convictions. Inmates are counted once by governing sentence which is typically the sentence with the greatest release date (which may or may not be the most serious offense). In Minnesota, there are 8 adult prisons, 7 male prisons and 1 female prison.