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Arrest Table

Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations

Percent Distribution by Region, 2015

Drug abuse violations United
States
total
Northeast Midwest South West
Total1 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sale/Manufacturing: Total 16.1 19.9 15.9 16.6 13.4
Heroin or cocaine and their derivatives 5.5 10.9 3.7 5.1 4.0
Marijuana 4.6 5.2 6.3 4.0 3.7
Synthetic or manufactured drugs 1.8 1.5 1.1 3.4 0.5
Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs 4.2 2.3 4.7 4.1 5.2
Possession: Total 83.9 80.1 84.1 83.4 86.6
Heroin or cocaine and their derivatives 19.9 18.0 10.9 14.7 33.5
Marijuana 38.6 46.1 50.7 46.5 16.5
Synthetic or manufactured drugs 5.1 3.5 5.2 7.6 2.8
Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs 20.2 12.6 17.3 14.7 33.8
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.