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Drug and Crime Facts
   Drug law violations - Enforcement

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Estimated number of arrests,
by type of drug law violation, 1982-2007

  Sale/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  
2006 330,700 1,559,100  
2007 322,200 1,519,000  


Note: Data may not add to published totals due to rounding in calculations.
Source: FBI, Crime in the United States, annual, Uniform Crime Reports


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