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Table 27. Total Estimated Arrests and Drug Arrests, 19892000

Year

Total arrests1

Arrests for all drug abuse violations

Distribution of arrests for drug abuse violations2

Heroin/cocaine3

Marijuana

Other drugs

Number

Percent

Sale4

Possession

Sale4

Possession

Sale4

Possession

1989

14,340,900

1,361,700

9.4

19.1

34.7

6.2

23.1

7.0

9.8

1990

14,195,100

1,089,500

7.6

21.0

33.3

6.1

23.9

4.5

11.2

1991

14,211,900

1,010,000

7.1

22.5

32.8

6.1

22.4

4.8

11.5

1992

14,075,100

1,066,400

7.5

20.6

32.4

6.6

25.5

4.6

10.4

1993

14,036,300

1,126,300

8.0

19.2

31.1

6.2

27.6

4.3

11.6

1994

14,648,700

1,351,400

9.2

16.8

30.3

5.8

29.8

4.1

13.2

1995

15,119,800

1,476,100

9.7

14.7

27.8

5.8

34.1

4.4

13.3

1996

15,168,100

1,506,200

9.9

14.2

25.6

6.3

36.3

4.3

13.3

1997

15,284,300

1,583,600

10.3

10.3

25.4

5.6

38.3

4.7

15.8

1998

14,528,300

1,559,100

10.7

11.0

25.6

5.4

38.4

4.8

14.8

1999

14,031,070

1,532,200

10.9

10.0

24.5

5.5

40.5

4.1

15.4

2000

13,980,297

1,579,566

10.9

19.0

24.2

5.6

40.9

3.0

13.6

1Arrest totals are based on all reporting agencies and estimates for unreported areas from Section IV table entitled "Total
Estimated Arrests, United States."
2Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding.
3Includes heroin or cocaine and their derivatives.
4 Includes sale/manufacture of drugs.

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Crime in the United States: Uniform Crime Reports, (19902001).




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