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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 1.4. Characteristics of suspects arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, by type of drug, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Arrestee characteristic Total    
 arrested
Percent arrested Drug type

Cocaine powder Crack cocaine Marijuana Metham-phetamine Opiates Other or nondrug

  All arrestees 29,886   100 % 8,349   4,235   5,911   6,461   2,359   2,571  
Gender                                
  Male 25,180   84.3 % 7,356   3,650   5,178   5,172   1,920   1,904  
  Female 4,706   15.7   993   585   733   1,289   439   667  
Race                                
  White 19,937   67.5 % 5,243   825   4,616   5,951   1,533   1,769  
  Black/
African American
8,699   29.5   2,899   3,337   1,000   169   781   513  
  American Indian
/Alaska Native
209   0.7   31   14   65   79   2   18  
  Asian/Native Hawaiian
/Other Pacific Islander
670   2.3   63   31   140   184   8   244  
Hispanic origin                                
  Hispanic/Latino 12,800   43.8   4,589   492   3,106   2,809   1,347   457  
  Not Hispanic/Latino 16,430   56.2   3,561   3,619   2,709   3,550   971   2,020  
Age                                
  Under 18 years 57   0.2 % 15   8   17   10   3   4  
  18-20 2,086   7   422   398   565   411   122   168  
  21-24 4,745   15.9   1,155   857   1,003   1,006   322   402  
  25-34 12,354   41.3   3,712   1,859   2,313   2,571   902   997  
  35-44 6,780   22.7   2,013   721   1,226   1,642   610   568  
  45-54 2,929   9.8   767   295   566   693   304   304  
  55 and older 935   3.1   265   97   221   128   96   128  
Citizenship                                
  U.S. citizen 21,081   73.5 % 5,353   3,928   3,615   4,535   1,529   2,121  
  Non U.S. citizen 7,603   26.5   2,631   154   2,074   1,683   712   349  

Note: Summing arrestees on a characteristic may not yield the total number
of arrestees because some arrestees lack information on that characteristic.

Source: Drug Enforcement Administration Defendant Statistical System, fiscal year.


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