Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Arrest Data Analysis Tool. (Graph: Peter Wagner & Bernadette Rabuy, 2017)
This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017.
Chart showing the number of arrests for drug possession and drug sales/manufacturing from 1980 to 2014. For the last 20 years, the number of arrests for drug sales have remained flat, while the number of arrests for posession have grown.<p>There are more than 4 times as many arrests for drug possession as for drug sales.</p>