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This site summarizes U.S. statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and non-BJS sources (See Drug data produced by BJS below). It updates the information published in Drugs and Crime Facts, 1994, (NCJ 154043) and will be revised as new information becomes available. The data provide policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, researchers, and the general public with online access to understandable information on various drug law violations and drug-related law enforcement.
Drug use (by youth and the general population)
To ease printing, a consolidated version in Adobe Acrobat format (669 KB) of all of the web pages in Drugs & Crime Facts is available for downloading.
Drug data produced by BJS
Most of the information presented here is collected from BJS reports and from other statistical agencies.
The primary sources of information include—
- The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which asks victims of personal crimes if they believed the offenders had been using drugs
- The Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program, which produces information on drug-related programs of State and local police agencies
- Correctional programs, which provide data on Federal and State prisoners, jail inmates, and incarcerated youth, including data on their histories of drug use and drug offenses
- The Federal Justice Statistics Program, which collects and publishes detailed data on drug law violators in the Federal justice system
- The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, which presents data on drug use in the general population and on public opinion toward drugs and enforcement of drug laws, and administrative law enforcement data from agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)