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NCJ Number: 122564 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use Forecasting Research Update
Author(s): J A O'Neil; E D Wish; C A Visher
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Twenty-one cities have entered the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) program, which is designed to provide each city with estimates of drug use among arrestees and information for detecting changes in drug use trends.
Abstract: For approximately 14 consecutive evenings each quarter, trained local staff obtain voluntary and anonymous urine specimens and interviews from a new sample of arrestees. In each site, approximately 225 males are sampled. In some sites, approximately 100 female arrestees are also interviewed. Third quarter results from July to September 1989 were the following: (1) the percentage of males testing positive ranged from 53 percent in San Antonio to 84 percent in New York; (2) more than 60 percent of the tested female arrestees were positive in 10 of the 16 cities; and (3) cocaine was the most frequently detected drug for most male and female arrestees. This information can be used to plan the allocation of law enforcement, treatment, and prevention resources, as well as to gain an indication of the impact of local drug use reduction efforts. 2 tables.
Main Term(s): Drug use; Trend analysis
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Drug research
Note: Research in Action
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