2010 drug arrests in the United States

Security agencies across the United States made 1,638,846 drug arrests across the country in 2010. 81.9 percent of all drug arrests were for possession of an illegal drug. 45.8 percent of all drug arrests in the United States were for marijuana possession.

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Source: “Crime in the United States, ” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Report, September 19, 2011.