Arrests for Drug Offenses in the US in 2017, By Type of Offense and Substance Type

In 2017, the FBI reports there were a total of 1,632,921 arrests for all drug offenses, of which 238,406 were for sale or manufacture of any drug, and 1,394,515 were for possession of any drug.

• Of the 238,406 sale/manufacture arrests in 2017, 84,912 were for heroin, cocaine, and derivatives; 60,418 were for marijuana; 26,127 were for synthetic or manufactured drugs; and 65,317 were for other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs.

• Of the 1,394,515 possession arrests that year, 336,382 were for heroin, cocaine, and derivatives; 599,282 were for marijuana; 78,380 were for synthetic or manufactured drugs; and 380,471 were for other dangerous nonnarcotic drugs.

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