Total Annual Arrests in the US by Offense Type in 2016 Compared With 1973

In 1973, there were 328,670 arrests reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for drug law violations, out of a total 9,027,700 arrests nationwide for all offenses. Also that year, authorities reported 380,560 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,448,700 arrests for all property offenses.
In 2016, there were 1,572,579 arrests for drug law violations out of a total 10,662,252 arrests nationwide for all offenses. Also in 2016, authorities reported 515,151 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,353,283 arrests for all property offenses.

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FBI Uniform Crime Reports 1973 (1973 drug arrest data supplied by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
Violent and Property Crime Arrest Datasheet 1970-2003, Bureau of Justice Statistics, accessed Oct. 29, 2012.
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"Crime in the United States 2016 - Arrests," FBI Uniform Crime Report (Washington, DC: US Dept of Justice, September 2017), p. 2; Table 18, Estimated Number of Arrests, United States 2016; Table 21A, Arrests by Race and Ethnicity 2016; and email correspondence between the editor and Stephen G. Fischer Jr., Chief - Multimedia Productions, FBI - CJIS Division.
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