Home Crime in the U.S. 2012 Crime in the U.S. 2012 Persons Arrested Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations Percent Distribution by Region, 2012

Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations Percent Distribution by Region, 2012

Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations

Percent Distribution by Region, 2012

Drug abuse violations United
States
total
Northeast Midwest South West
Total1 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sale/Manufacturing: Total 17.8 21.2 18.8 17.4 15.5
Heroin or cocaine and their derivatives 6.1 11.5 3.7 5.7 4.4
Marijuana 5.9 6.1 8.8 5.1 5.2
Synthetic or manufactured drugs 1.9 1.5 1.4 3.2 0.6
Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs 4.0 2.2 4.8 3.5 5.3
Possession: Total 82.2 78.8 81.2 82.6 84.5
Heroin or cocaine and their derivatives 16.5 17.2 9.8 13.6 24.0
Marijuana 42.4 46.9 51.9 51.0 22.1
Synthetic or manufactured drugs 4.5 3.1 5.0 6.1 2.9
Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs 18.7 11.5 14.5 11.8 35.5
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.