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NCJ Number: 134230 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use Forecasting Research Update
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: During the third quarter of 1991, data from the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Program of the National Institute of Justice revealed that the percentage of male booked arrestees testing positive for any of 10 drugs ranged from 23 percent in Omaha to 74 percent in San Diego, with cocaine the most prevalent drug in all but two sites.
Abstract: For female arrestees, the percentage of drug positives ranged from 38 percent in St. Louis to 84 percent in Manhattan, New York City, with cocaine the most prevalent drug at all sites. All 24 DUF sites collected data from male booked arrestees during that quarter, and 21 of the sites collected data from female booked arrestees. Marijuana use continued to remain at low levels in the majority of DUF sites. In addition, several sites recorded their lowest overall percent positive since data were first collected in their sites. The percentage of juvenile male arrestees and detainees testing positive for drugs ranged from 4 percent in Indianapolis to 33 percent in Los Angeles. Over time and among all arrestees, the percentage positive for cocaine has remained fairly stable. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Drug testing; Drug Use Forecasting system
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics
Note: NIJ Research in Brief Third Quarter
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