Number of people incarcerated for drug offenses in the U.S., 1980 & 2017

This statistic shows the number of inmates in the United States imprisoned for drug offenses in both 1980 and 2017, by the level of the corrections institution. There were 190,100 inmates in state prisons on drug offenses in 2017, the corresponding number in 1980 was 19,000.

Number of people incarcerated for drug offenses in the United States in 1980 and 2017, by institutional level

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Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1980 and 2017

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