Chart showing the number of arrests for drug possession and drug sales/manufacturing from 1980 to 2018. For the last 20 years, the number of arrests for drug sales have slightly declined, while the number of arrests for possession have grown.

Data Source: See "Data sources & methodology" section of full report. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer & Peter Wagner, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020.

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