New Mexico Drug Arrests (1990-2007)

   
Opiates and Cocaine
Marijuana
Synthetic Narcotics
Other Drugs

 

Year
Total
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Pop. Cov.
2007 9,305 2,096 23% 4,213 45% 1,436 15% 533 6% 100%
2006 8,057 2,121 26% 3,136 39% 1,307 16% 676 8% 100%
2005 8,728 2,114 24% 3,328 38% 1,202 14% 621 7% 100%
2004 9,319 2,411 26% 3,516 38% 1,370 15% 1,240 13% 100%
2003 8,544 2,256 26% 3,877 45% 1,199 14% 920 11% 100%
2002 7,358 1,791 24% 3,343 45% 1,000 14% 1,016 14% 96%
2001 7,996 1,816 23% 3,792 47% 1,118 14% 1,166 15% 95%
2000 7,018 1,650 24% 3,291 47% 1,066 15% 722 10% 96%
1999 7,276 1,849 25% 3,045 42% 1,008 14% 806 11% 93%
1998 7,434 1,698 23% 3,066 41% 997 13% 956 13% 94%
1997 7,577 1,857 25% 3,612 48% 1,147 15% 858 11% 94%
1996 9,831 2,353 24% 5,358 55% 1,266 13% 700 7% 94%
1995 8,426 1,910 23% 4,400 52% 1,199 14% 639 8% 97%
1994 6,085 1,720 28% 3,518 58% 229 4% 299 5% 95%
1993 2,843 991 35% 1,388 49% 235 8% 167 6% 94%
1992 2,966 914 31% 1,604 54% 347 12% 102 3% 93%
1991 2,690 803 30% 1,450 54% 212 8% 109 4% 92%
1990 3,425 927 27% 1,934 56% 277 8% 151 4% 92%

 

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Notes:

Populaton Coverage: Percent of the state's population covered by the local police agencies reporting data for this year.

Opiates/Cocaine: This category includes opium, cocaine, and their derivatives. Opiate derivatives include, for example, morphine, heroin, and codeine. Cocaine derivative include crack cocaine.

Marijuana: This category includes hashish.

Synthetic Narcotics: This category includes manufactured narcotics and includes, for example, Demerol , methadone, and Oxycontin.

Other Drugs: This category includes dangerous non-narcotic drugs and includes, for example, barbiturates, benzedrine, LSD, methamphetamine, and PCP.

Itemized categories may not account for total drug arrests because of occassional reporting irregularities in which arrests are reported for drug abuse offenses but not classified as one of these four categories.

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data

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