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USA. Cannabis and drug arrests. Charts, timelines. Sales, manufacture, and possession. Yearly totals and percentages. By type of drug.
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*U.S. cannabis arrests by year.

USA. More arrest Charts:
*Number of drug arrests. 1980-2005.
*1982-2005. Number of arrests. By drug.

*2005. Totals of top 7 arrest offenses.

*Sales manufacture possession. 1982-2005.
*2005. Percent of arrests. Various drugs.

*Notes.

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U.S. cannabis arrests by year. [TopLink]

War on cannabis.

Marijuana arrests in the USA, compared to other drug arrests.

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Data below was used to plot the cannabis arrests in the above chart, and in the chart farther down.

Year  Arrests
1965 18,815
1966 31,119
1967 61,843
1968 95,870
1969 118,903
1970 188,682
1971 225,828
1972 292,179
1973 420,700
1974 445,000
1975 416,100
1976 441,100
1977 457,600
1978 445,800
1979 391,600
1980 405,600
1981 400,300
1982 455,600
1983 406,900
1984 419,400
1985 451,100
1986 361,800
Year  Arrests
1987 378,700
1988 391,600
1989 399,000
1990 326,900
1991 287,900
1992 342,300
1993 380,700
1994 481,100
1995 589,000
1996 641,600
1997 695,200
1998 682,900
1999 704,800
2000 734,500
2001 723,600
2002 697,100
2003 755,200
2004 771,600
2005 786,500
2006 829,600
2007 872,700
2008 847,863

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Total estimated drug law violation arrests
in the United States, 1980-2005.
1980 580,900
1981 559,900
1982 676,000
1983 661,400
1984 708,400
1985 811,400
1986 824,100
1987 937,400
1988 1,155,200
1989 1,361,700
1990 1,089,500
1991 1,010,000
1992 1,066,400
1993 1,126,300
1994 1,351,400
1995 1,476,100
1996 1,506,200
1997 1,583,600
1998 1,559,100
1999 1,532,200
2000 1,579,600
2001 1,586,900
2002 1,538,800
2003 1,678,200
2004 1,745,712
2005 1,846,351
"Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports, 
Crime in the United States, annual"
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/tables/arrtot.htm and
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm
and
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/arrests.htm
mirror page.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/arrests.htm mirror page.

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USA. Number of arrests, by drug type, 1982-2005.
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______Heroin_or______________Synthetic_________
Year____cocaine___Marijuana____drugs______Other
1982____112,900____455,600____24,800_____82,900
1983____149,500____406,900____22,300_____82,700
1984____181,800____419,400____19,000_____88,300
1985____239,400____451,100____19,500____101,400
1986____336,200____361,800____21,400____105,500
1987____427,500____378,700____25,300____105,900
1988____599,500____391,600____31,200____131,700
1989____732,600____399,000____28,600____200,200
1990____591,600____326,900____22,900____148,200
1991____558,500____287,900____22,200____142,400
1992____565,200____342,300____20,300____139,700
1993____566,500____380,700____20,300____158,800
1994____636,500____481,100____23,000____210,800
1995____627,300____589,000____32,500____228,800
1996____599,500____641,600____30,100____235,000
1997____565,300____695,200____41,200____283,500
1998____570,600____682,900____45,200____260,400
1999____528,600____704,800____47,500____251,300
2000____529,200____734,500____52,100____262,200
2001____520,500____723,600____65,100____277,700
2002____463,200____697,100____67,700____307,800
2003____508,500____755,200____77,200____339,000
2004____530,700____771,600____89,000____356,100
2005____557,600____786,500____88,600____411,700
"Note: Data may not add to published totals
due to rounding in calculations. Source:
FBI, Crime in the United States, annually,
Uniform Crime Reports"
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/tables/drugtype.htm and
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm and
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/arrests.htm
mirror page.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/arrests.htm mirror page.

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USA 2005. Estimated totals of top 7 arrest offenses.
14,094,200 Total arrests*
_________________________
_1,846,400 Drug abuse violations.
_1,371,900 Driving under the influence.
_1,301,400 Simple assaults.
_1,146,700 Larceny/theft.
___678,200 Disorderly conduct.
___597,800 Liquor laws.
___556,200 Drunkenness.
* "Arrest totals are based on all reporting
agencies and estimates for unreported
areas. Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports,
Crime in the United States, annually."
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm and
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/arrests.htm
mirror page.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/arrests.htm mirror page.

Screen capture image below of the chart from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics source page:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm 

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USA. Estimated number of arrests, 
by type of drug law violation, 1982-2005.
______________________________
_________Sale_or______________

_____manufacture.___Possession
______________________________

1982_____137,900_______538,100
1983_____146,200_______515,200
1984_____155,800_______552,600
1985_____192,300_______619,100
1986_____206,800_______617,300
1987_____241,800_______695,600
1988_____316,500_______838,700
1989_____441,200_______920,500
1990_____344,300_______745,200
1991_____337,300_______672,700
1992_____338,000_______728,400
1993_____334,500_______791,800
1994_____360,800_______990,600
1995_____367,500_____1,108,600
1996_____375,000_____1,131,200
1997_____324,600_____1,259,000
1998_____330,500_____1,228,600
1999_____298,800_____1,233,400
2000_____300,100_____1,279,500
2001_____307,900_____1,279,000
2002_____303,100_____1,235,700
2003_____330,600_____1,347,600
2004_____319,500_____1,426,200
2005_____337,900_____1,508,500
"Note: Data may not add to published
totals due to rounding in calculations.
Source: FBI, Crime in the United States,
annual, Uniform Crime Reports"
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/tables/salespos.htm and
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm and
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/arrests.htm
mirror page.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/arrests.htm mirror page.

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USA. 2005. Percent of arrests for various drugs.
Source chart also breaks this down by region:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm
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100.0 % Total*

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18.3 % Sale or manufacture*
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_8.0 Heroin or cocaine
_4.9 Marijuana
_1.4 Synthetic or manufactured drugs
_4.0 Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs
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81.7 % Possession*
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22.2 Heroin or cocaine
37.7 Marijuana
_3.4 Synthetic or manufactured drugs
18.3 Other nonnarcotic drugs
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* "Because of rounding, percentages may not
add to total. Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports,
Crime in the United States, annually."
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm and
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/arrests.htm
mirror page.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/arrests.htm mirror page.

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