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Table 28. Adult Drug Offenders in Custody of State or Federal Prisons, 19892000

Year

All Offenders

Prisoners who are drug offenders (%)

Estimated1 number of drug offenders

State

Federal

Total State and Federal

Federal

State

State

Federal

State and Federal

1989

629,995

53,387

683,382

49.9

19.1

120,300

26,600

147,000

1990

684,544

58,838

743,382

53.5

21.7

148,500

31,500

180,000

1991

728,605

63,930

792,535

55.9

21.3

155,200

35,700

190,900

1992

778,495

72,071

850,566

58.9

22.1

172,000

42,500

214,500

1993

828,566

80,815

909,381

59.2

22.1

183,100

47,800

230,900

1994

904,647

85,500

990,147

60.5

22.4

202,600

51,700

254,300

1995

989,004

89,538

1,078,542

59.9

22.7

224,500

53,600

278,100

1996

1,032,440

95,088

1,127,528

60.0

22.7

234,400

57,100

291,500

1997

1,059,588

99,175

1,176,922

62.6

20.7

219,300

62,100

281,400

19982

1,178,978

123,041

1,232,900

58.7

20.7

244,000

72,200

316,200

1999

1,209,123

135,246

1,366,369

61.0

21.0

253,900

82,500

336,400

2000

1,236,476

145,416

1,381,892

Data not available.

1Estimated from total prisoners and percent who are drug offenders and rounded to the nearest 100.
2The 1998 prison custody count was estimated and rounded to nearest 100.

Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, Prisoners in 2000 (August 2001); Prisoners in 1999 (August 2000), Prisoners in 1998 (August 1999), Prisoners in 1997 (August 1998). Correctional Populations in the United States, 19891995; Data for 1997 percentages of drug offenders are estimated from Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, Substance Abuse and Treatment, State and Federal Prisoners, 1997 (January 1999) and unpublished Bureau of Prisons data.




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