skip navigation

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

  NCJ Number: NCJ 187285     Find in a Library
  Title: Federal Drug Offenders, 1999: With Trends, 1984-99
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): John Scalia
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2001
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report describes offenders investigated for and charged with Federal drug offenses during 1999.
  Abstract: This report includes statistics describing type of drug involved in the offense, criminal history of defendants charged, demographic characteristics of defendants charged, defendants' role in the drug conspiracy, and sentences imposed. Also included are statistics describing the change in the number of suspects investigated, prosecuted, proportion sentenced to prison, and time to be served for the period 1984 through 1999. This report is based on data from the BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program. Highlights include the following: Between 1984 and 1999, the number of defendants charged with a drug offense in Federal courts increased from 11,854 to 29,306; 65 percent of those charged during 1999 had previously been arrested; 28 percent had five or more prior arrests; half of those charged had previously been convicted, a third of a felony; 16 percent of incarcerated drug offenders reported being an importer, grower, or manufacturer of illicit drugs; and 25 percent reported that they distributed drugs to street-level dealers.
  Main Term(s): Drug statistics
  Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Federal courts ; Drug offenders ; Trend analysis ; Federal prisoners
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.