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When a drug addict gets arrested for drugs, the right thing to do would be to send them off to a rehab facility or a private drug addiction treatment center if they choose to.


347. Drug Arrest Rates for Drug Abuse Violations

[Rate per 100,000 inhabitants. Based on Census Bureau estimated resident population as of July 1, except 1980 and 1990, enumerated as of April 1. NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii]

 
1997 1997 1998 1998
Region Region
Offense 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Total Total
North- Mid- North- Mid-
east west South West east west South West
 
    Drug arrest rate, total................................................ 256.0 275.4 286.2 291.2 298.8 346.2 343.8 400.9 423.4 526.8 435.3 400.6 418.1 437.2 510.5 564.7 558.4 604.7 723.8 410.0 545.4 725.9 608.7 765.4 395.5 565.9 666.6
 
Sale and/or manufacture...................................... 57.9 55.4 58.3 64.3 67.4 82.0 87.3 103.6 118.8 170.8 139.0 133.8 131.6 129.8 136.5 140.7 137.0 136.0 225.7 98.9 104.2 131.5 138.6 230.1 107.2 107.0 123.8
  Heroin or cocaine 1.............................................. 10.8 12.1 14.9 17.4 21.4 27.8 43.8 56.7 75.1 101.0 93.7 90.1 85.9 84.1 85.7 83.7 78.2 75.2 167.0 25.8 61.1 56.7 77.1 171.0 24.8 62.7 53.3
  Marijuana............................................................... 28.4 27.2 28.8 30.5 30.4 36.4 27.0 28.1 23.6 33.0 26.4 24.6 27.1 27.1 29.5 32.7 35.0 34.5 46.3 33.0 28.2 34.0 34.0 44.9 33.0 28.4 32.6
  Synthetic or manufactured drugs................................. 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.5 2.7 2.6 2.7 3.5 3.5 3.8 2.7 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.7 3.9 3.4 4.3 3.2 2.1 7.0 3.6 5.6 3.5 2.7 9.2 4.7
  Other dangerous non narcotic drugs................................. 15.9 13.2 11.5 13.0 12.8 15.2 13.8 15.3 16.7 33.1 16.2 16.0 15.7 16.1 18.6 20.3 20.5 22.0 9.1 37.9 7.9 37.3 21.9 10.7 46.7 6.8 33.2
Possession................................................................ 198.1 222.0 227.9 226.9 231.4 264.1 256.6 297.2 304.6 356.0 296.3 266.8 286.4 307.4 374.0 423.9 421.4 468.7 498.1 311.2 441.2 594.3 470.1 535.4 288.3 458.8 542.8
  Heroin or cocaine 1............................................ 22.2 24.9 34.1 49.8 55.8 74.4 96.4 126.2 147.2 183.0 144.4 131.3 136.8 136.1 154.6 157.4 142.7 156.5 216.1 63.3 130.7 209.4 155.4 215.0 54.1 139.9 188.9
  Marijuana................................................................ 146.2 168.7 162.4 146.9 147.1 156.1 122.5 133.8 118.5 121.1 104.9 89.6 106.5 120.6 152.1 192.7 205.3 226.5 257.7 194.7 268.2 175.2 233.8 291.2 182.4 275.6 172.3
  Synthetic or manufactured drugs................................. 6.7 6.6 7.4 6.1 5.1 5.6 6.1 7.0 7.9 7.4 6.6 5.6 5.0 5.2 6.2 8.5 7.9 9.6 5.9 6.4 11.6 12.4 10.4 6.3 6.1 13.5 12.7
  Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs................................. 23.0 19.8 23.9 24.1 23.4 28.1 31.6 30.3 31.0 44.4 40.4 40.3 38.1 45.6 61.1 65.4 65.5 76.1 18.3 46.8 30.7 197.3 70.5 22.9 45.7 29.8 168.9



1 Includes other derivatives such as morphine, heroin, and codeine. Source: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States, annual.

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* Uniform Crime Reports

The FBIs UCR Program, which began in 1929, collects information on the following crimes reported to law enforcement authorities: homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Arrests are reported for 21 additional crime categories. The UCR data are compiled from monthly law enforcement reports or individual crime incident records transmitted directly to the FBI or to centralized state agencies that then report to the FBI. Each report submitted to the UCR Program is examined thoroughly for reasonableness, accuracy, and deviations that may indicate errors. Large variations in crime levels may indicate modified records procedures, incomplete reporting, or changes in a jurisdictions boundaries. To identify any unusual fluctuations in an agencys crime counts, monthly reports are compared with previous submissions of the agency and with those for similar agencies.

In 1995, law enforcement agencies active in the UCR Program represented approximately 251 million United States inhabitants 95 percent of the U.S. population. The UCR Program provides crime counts for the Nation as a whole, as well as for regions, states, counties, cities, and towns. This permits studies among neighboring jurisdictions and among those with similar populations and other common characteristics. UCR findings for each calendar year are published in a preliminary release in the spring, followed by a detailed annual report, Crime in the United States, issued in the following calendar year. In addition to crime counts and trends, this report includes data on crimes cleared, persons arrested (age, sex, and race), law enforcement personnel (including the number of sworn officers killed or assaulted), and the characteristics of homicides (including age, sex, and race of victims and offenders, victim-offender relationships, weapons used, and circum-stances surrounding the homicides). Other special reports are also available from the UCR Program. * Arrests

The arrest statistics report the number of arrests made by law enforcement agencies in a particular year -- not the number of individuals arrested, nor the number of crimes committed. The number of arrests is not equivalent to the number of people arrested because an unknown number of individuals are arrested more than once in the year. Nor do arrest statistics represent counts of crimes committed by arrested individuals, because a series of crimes committed by one individual may culminate in a single arrest or a single crime may result in the arrest of more than one person. This latter situation, many arrests resulting from one crime, is relatively common in juvenile law-violating behavior, because juveniles are more likely than adults to commit crimes in groups. This is the primary reason why arrest statistics should not be used to indicate the relative proportion of crime committed by juveniles and adults. Arrest statistics are most appropriately a measure of flow into the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Arrest statistics also have limitations in measuring the volume of arrests for a particular offense. Under the UCR Program, the FBI requires law enforcement agencies to classify an arrest by the most serious offense charged in that arrest. For example, the arrest of a youth charged with aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance would be reported to the FBI as an arrest for aggravated assault. Therefore, when arrest statistics show that law enforcement agencies made an estimated 220,700 arrests of young people for drug abuse violations in 1997, it means that a drug abuse violation was the most serious charge in these 220,700 arrests. An unknown number of additional arrests in 1997 included a drug charge as a lesser offense.

* Drug abuse violations--State and local offenses relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, and manufacturing of narcotic drugs. The following drug categories are specified: Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics that can cause true addiction (demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine).

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