Property Crime Up Barely in Areas Near Pot Dispensaries: Denver Research

A research by researchers at John Jay School of Prison Justice on the Metropolis College of New York (CUNY) discovered that Denver neighborhoods in areas near dispensaries promoting leisure  pot skilled considerably greater ranges of property crime, Elexonic reports.

In accordance with the research, the prices of those crimes have been largely offset by the gross sales income generated by leisure dispensaries. It discovered no corresponding enhance in violent crimes.


However “the rise in nonviolent crimes have to be a consideration when assessing the legalization of recreational marijuana,” stated Nathan J. Connealy, a doctoral scholar at John Jay, who led the research.

In 2014, Colorado started promoting leisure hashish to folks older than 21, changing into the primary state to legalize leisure marijuana.

The research measured adjustments in ranges of violent, dysfunction, drug, and property crime from the three-year interval earlier than leisure marijuana was legalized (2011-2013) towards the three-year interval after it was legalized (2014-2016). Crime information got here from the Denver Police Division.


The research was printed in Justice Analysis Journal, a publication of the Academy of Prison Justice Sciences.

Learn the full study here.