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Drug Possession Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2017 — Drug Types by Sex

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dc.contributor.author Ervin, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-20T00:53:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-20T00:53:03Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-19
dc.identifier.citation Ervin, Benjamin. (2018). "Drug Possession Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2017 — Drug Types by Sex." AJiC Fact Sheet 18-07 (Dec 2018). en_US
dc.identifier.other ajic.18-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/9710
dc.description Underlying data is available in both Excel and PDF format. (Download below.) en_US
dc.description.abstract This fact sheet presents data on drug possession arrests by type of drug and sex of arrestee as reported by Alaska law enforcement agencies for the 32-year period 1986 to 2017. Types of drugs include narcotics, synthetic narcotics, marijuana, and other non-narcotic drugs. Overall, males comprise roughly four out of five drug possession arrests in the state of Alaska. The female and male rates parallel one another in that they rise and fall at the same points in most years. In 2002, the synthetic narcotics and other non-narcotics possession arrest rates sharply increased for both males and females until the mid-2000s before a sharp decline and subsequent increase. Marijuana possession, the offense with the highest arrest rates, peaked at 90.4 per 100,000 female residents and 324.9 per 100,000 male residents. Synthetic narcotics possession, the offense with the lowest arrest rates, peaked at 13.8 per 100,000 female residents and 29.8 per 100,000 male residents. Narcotics possession is the only offense that peaked before 2000. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Drug possession arrests / Narcotics arrest rates by sex / Marijuana arrest rates by sex / Synthetic narcotics arrest rates by sex / Other non-narcotics arrest rates by sex / Summary / Notes en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Alaska Justice Information Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.source AJiC Fact Sheet en_US
dc.subject Alaska Department of Public Safety en_US
dc.subject arrests & arrest statistics en_US
dc.subject drugs & drug abuse en_US
dc.subject Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) en_US
dc.title Drug Possession Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2017 — Drug Types by Sex en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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