United States Drug Arrests, by State (2006)

   
Opiates and Cocaine
Marijuana
Synthetic Narcotics
Other Drugs

 

Jurisdiction
Total
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Arrests
Pct.
Pop. Cov.
Alabama 21,952 6,902 31% 12,065 55% 1473 7% 1428 7% 100%
Alaska 1,845 419 23% 1,042 56% 141 8% 232 13% 100%
Arizona 37,577 4,352 12% 19,377 52% 5,462 15% 8,379 22% 100%
Arkansas 15,246 2,270 15% 7,308 48% 1,177 8% 4,289 28% 100%
California 302,277 103,947 34% 65,467 22% 0 0% 132,861 44% 100%
Colorado 20,517 4,085 20% 11,576 56% 502 2% 4,213 21% 100%
Connecticut 17,623 8,276 47% 7,876 45% 727 4% 567 3% 100%
Delaware 5,807 2,489 43% 2,913 50% 107 2% 287 5% 100%
District Of Columbia 10,139 5,373 53% 3,868 38% (see other) na 898 9% 100%
Florida 147,338 na na na na na na na na na
Georgia 70,441 20,145 29% 36,014 51% 5,128 7% 7,957 11% 100%
Hawaii 3,318 395 12% 1,409 42% 93 3% 1,421 43% 100%
Idaho 5,827 163 3% 3,140 54% 118 2% 2,237 38% 100%
Illinois 96,329     51,653 54%         na
Indiana 33,274 8,835 27% 18,455 55% 2,212 7% 3,410 10% 100%
Iowa 10,062 1,083 11% 6,749 67% 131 1% 1,829 18% 100%
Kansas 10,258 2,431 24% 5,450 53% 173 2% 2,133 21% 100%
Kentucky* 56,376 7,815 14% 21,688 38% 2,038 4% 24,838 44% 100%
Louisiana 46,502 14,127 30% 24,382 52% 2,466 5% 5,237 11% 100%
Maine 5,779 1,104 19% 3,190 55% 503 9% 977 17% 100%
Maryland 56,691 31,598 56% 23,038 41% 1,224 2% 825 1% 100%
Massachusetts 23,751 10,680 45% 10,133 43% 637 3% 898 4% 100%
Michigan 36,241 10,877 30% 19,973 55% 863 2% 4,048 11% 100%
Minnesota 19,507 4,069 21% 11,092 57% 548 3% 3,796 19% 100%
Mississippi 27,112 7,038 26% 12,749 47% 2,625 10% 4,703 17% 100%
Missouri 45,264 4,735 10% 23,966 53% 2,908 6% 13,652 30% 100%
Montana 1,875 63 3% 1,341 72% 82 4% 373 20% 100%
Nebraska 10,627 737 7% 7,252 68% 433 4% 2,176 20% 100%
Nevada 13,897 2,857 21% 6,703 48% 3,380 24% 957 7% 100%
New Hampshire 5,419 829 15% 3,919 72% 158 3% 415 8% 100%
New Jersey 54,214 28,848 53% 21,734 40% 1,266 2% 2,339 4% 100%
New Mexico 8,057 2,121 26% 3,136 39% 1,307 16% 676 8% 100%
New York 164,512 33,828 21% 89,023 54% 1434 1% 40,231 24% 100%
North Carolina 44,759 16,222 36% 24,765 55% 667 1% 3,078 7% 100%
North Dakota 2,016 113 6% 1,291 64% 133 7% 438 22% 100%
Ohio 51,762 18,986 37% 24,071 47% 1,483 3% 5,430 10% 100%
Oklahoma 22,528 3,696 16% 12,538 56% 3,983 18% 2,304 10% 100%
Oregon 21,136 4,183 20% 8,338 39% 837 4% 7,696 36% 100%
Pennsylvania 59,750 27,320 46% 24,685 41% 2,713 5% 5,015 8% 100%
Rhode Island 4,090 1,610 39% 2,157 53% 81 2% 139 3% 100%
South Carolina 33,058 11,306 34% 18,488 56% 669 2% 2,500 8% 100%
South Dakota 1,947 27 1% 1,462 75% 79 4% 192 10% 100%
Tennessee 39,082 11,118 28% 19,185 49% 2,047 5% 6,182 16% 100%
Texas 142,409 41,546 29% 66,117 46% 18,212 13% 15,945 11% 100%
Utah 9,712 1,426 15% 4,045 42% 457 5% 3,625 37% 100%
Vermont 1,914 274 14% 1,083 57% 89 5% 422 22% 100%
Virginia 32,602 11,076 34% 16,771 51% 557 2% 3,148 10% 100%
Washington 34,066 3,944 12% 14,434 42% 5,484 16% 9,166 27% 100%
West Virginia 8,009 2,024 25% 4,238 53% 739 9% 895 11% 100%
Wisconsin 26,122 5,192 20% 17,405 67% 1,074 4% 2,414 9% 100%
Wyoming 3,243 197 6% 2,145 66% 573 18% 319 10% 100%

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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 Departmemt,Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois State Police and Chicago Police Department

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