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Total Annual Arrests in the US by Offense Type in 2017 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 2017, there were 1,632,921 arrests for drug law violations out of a total 10,554,985 arrests nationwide for all offenses. Also in 2017, authorities reported 518,617 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,249,757 arrests for all property offenses.

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