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Number of arrests, by drug type, 1982-2007

Year Heroin/
cocaine
Marijuana Synthetic
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
2006 582,100 829,600 92,600 385,500
2007 541,300 872,700 88,400 338,800
Note: Data may not add to published totals due to rounding in calculations.
Source: FBI, Crime in the United States, annually, Uniform Crime Reports


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