United States Drug Arrests, by State (2007)

   
Opiates and Cocaine
Marijuana
Synthetic Narcotics
Other Drugs

 

Jurisdiction
Total
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Pop. Cov.
Alabama 22,638 6,984 31% 12,575 56% 1,562 7% 1,511 7% 100%
Alaska 1,878 427 23% 1,046 56% 183 10% 211 11%  
Arizona 39,161 5,121 13% 21,727 55% 4,546 12% 7,757 20% 100%
Arkansas 14,065 1,827 13% 7,043 50% 1,005 7% 3,908 28% 100%
California 292,526 100,674 34% 74,024 25% 0 0% 117,828 40% 100%
Colorado 20,024 3,619 18% 12,358 62% 489 2% 3,425 17%  
Connecticut 16,711 7,760 46% 7,574 45% 617 4% 534 3% 100%
Delaware 5,931 2,266 38% 3,169 53% 175 3% 307 5% 100%
District Of Columbia 10,650
5,684
53% 3,985
37%
(see other) na 981
9% na
Florida 148,927
na na na na na na na na na
Georgia 62,466 17,534 28% 33,512 54% 4,223 7% 5,991 10% 100%
Hawaii 3,331 369 11% 1,524 46% 154 5% 1,284 39% 100%
Idaho 6,017 152 3% 3,542 59% 108 2% 2,035 34% 100%
Illinois 93,811 na na 54,756 58% na na na na na
Indiana 29,004 6,605 23% 16,397 57% 2,160 7% 3,410 12% 100%
Iowa 9,658 952 10% 6,829 71% 151 2% 1,508 16% 100%
Kansas 11,560 2,140 19% 6,880 60% 249 2% 2,231 19% 100%
Kentucky* 60,582 7,072 12% 22,996 38% 2,071 3% 28,443 47% 100%
Louisiana 37,612 8,912 24% 18,535 49% 1,976 5% 3,262 9% 98%
Maine 5,736 1,094 19% 3,255 57% 447 8% 936 16% 100%
Maryland 55,446 28,752 52% 24,710 45% 1,337 2% 625 1% 100%
Massachusetts 21,820 9,587 44% 10,453 48% 825 4% 860 4% 100%
Michigan 35,120 9,788 28% 19,691 56% 1,025 3% 4,201 12% 100%
Minnesota 19,196 3,430 18% 11,629 61% 533 3% 3,605 19% 100%
Mississippi 24,812 6,319 25% 10,401 42% 2,296 9% 3,237 13% 100%
Missouri 42,247 3,374 8% 23,136 55% 2,499 6% 12,885 30% 100%
Montana 1,865 67 4% 1,390 75% 75 4% 315 17% 100%
Nebraska 10,455 588 6% 7,430 71% 401 4% 1,793 17% 100%
Nevada 14,865 2,663 18% 7,950 53% 2,843 19% 1,408 9% 100%
New Hampshire 4,590 502 11% 3,307 72% 347 8% 339 7% 100%
New Jersey 52,900 25,955 49% 23,252 44% 1,378 3% 2,300 4% 100%
New Mexico 9,305 2,096 23% 4,213 45% 1,436 15% 533 6% 100%
New York 164,704 26,898 16% 92,800 56% 964 1% 44,096 27% 99%
North Carolina 48,483 16,930 35% 27,748 57% 1,329 3% 2,456 5% 100%
North Dakota 1,980 85 4% 1,416 72% 64 3% 382 19% 100%
Ohio 48,104 16,077 33% 23,335 49% 1,521 3% 5,492 11% 100%
Oklahoma 22,326 3,299 15% 13,117 59% 3,666 16% 2,256 10% 100%
Oregon 19,574 3,463 18% 9,201 47% 863 4% 5,992 31% 100%
Pennsylvania 60,418 26,749 44% 25,793 43% 3,264 5% 4,602 8% 100%
Rhode Island 3,529 1,173 33% 2,107 60% 74 2% 139 4% 100%
South Carolina 32,107 9,956 31% 18,599 58% 738 2% 2,659 8% 100%
South Dakota 2,181 91 4% 1,586 73% 50 2% 211 10% 100%
Tennessee 44,142 10,962 25% 23,184 53% 2,740 6% 6,697 15% 100%
Texas 147,860 42,190 29% 70,525 48% 17,279 12% 17,590 12% 100%
Utah 10,626 2,078 20% 4,288 40% 409 4% 3,652 34% 99%
Vermont 1,654 243 15% 928 56% 95 6% 355 21% 100%
Virginia 35,748 10,696 30% 19,726 55% 983 3% 3,168 9% 100%
Washington 34,222 3,741 11% 16,473 48% 5,389 16% 8,596 25% 100%
West Virginia 5,523 1,277 23% 2,992 54% 506 9% 657 12% 100%
Wisconsin 26,075 4,488 17% 17,734 68% 1,145 4% 2,653 10% 100%
Wyoming na na na na na na na na na na

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Notes:

*The Kentucky data reported in this table were provided by the Kentucky State Police, and reports considerably more arrests for other drugs than reported in the UCR Program data used as the basis for the rest of the table. The UCR Program data and the State Police data for Kentucky are both reported here.

The District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois do not provide data to the national Uniform Crime Reporting Program. DC, FL, and IIL data reported above were obtained from the respective city and state governments. (see below)

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, Research & Analysis Branch - Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department

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