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Arrest Table

Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations

Percent Distribution by Region, 2017

Drug abuse violations United
States
total
Northeast Midwest South West
Total1 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sale/Manufacturing: Total 14.6 20.3 13.9 15.7 10.2
Heroin or cocaine and their derivatives 5.2 11.6 3.5 4.5 3.7
Marijuana 3.7 5.3 5.3 3.8 1.7
Synthetic or manufactured drugs 1.6 1.5 0.9 3.0 0.4
Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs 4.0 2.0 4.3 4.3 4.5
Possession: Total 85.4 79.7 86.1 84.3 89.8
Heroin or cocaine and their derivatives 20.6 22.2 12.2 14.0 34.5
Marijuana 36.7 44.3 48.1 44.9 13.6
Synthetic or manufactured drugs 4.8 3.7 5.2 6.8 2.5
Other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs 23.3 9.4 20.6 18.7 39.1
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.