Total Number of People On Parole For Drug Offenses In The US, 2015

Of the 870,500 people on parole in the US at the end of 2015, 31% (approximately 269,855 people) had a drug charge as their most serious offense.

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Danielle Kaeble and Thomas P. Bonczar, "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2015" (Washington, DC: US Dept of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec. 2016), NCJ250230, Table 1, p. 3, and Table 6, p. 7.
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