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Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Section 4

Characteristics and distribution of persons arrested

Information on persons arrested the United States is presented in Section 4. These data are from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, the National Institute of Justice's Drug Use Forecasting Program, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Secret Service, and other Federal programs and agencies. Concluding the section are tables on seizures by various Federal agencies.

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Number and rate of arrests, national estimates
Arrest rate trends
Arrests in each State
Offense charged and characteristics of persons arrested
Arrests in cities, suburban areas, and rural counties
Arrest rates for violent crimes
Arrest rates for property crimes
Offenses cleared by arrest
Clearances from arrest of persons under 18 years of age
Juveniles taken into police custody
Alcohol-related arrests
Drug-related arrests
Drug use by arrestees
Drug seizures by Federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration
Seizures of marijuana plants and illegal drug laboratories
Arrests and assets seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug and property seizures by the U.S. Customs Service
Counterfeiting enforcement activities by the U.S. Secret Service
Aliens deported from the U.S.

Tables and figures