Civil Asset ForfeitureNumber of Seizures by County

The map below shows the number of seizures made by state and local law enforcement agencies in each county from January through May 2016.

Sussex, Bergen, and Hudson counties saw the most money seized in total. Sussex County achieved this distinction with only 11 seizures, while 453 seizures took place in Hudson County (346 in Jersey City). This contrast reflects the two primary strategies law enforcement authorities employ in order to realize profits: seizing small amounts with high frequency in poorer communities and larger amounts in more targeted fashion in wealthier communities.

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