UCR Definition

The Florida Uniform Crime Reports program defines drugs/narcotics as the unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic.

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes

893 - Drug Abuse Prevention and Control

381.986 - Medical Marijuana Violations


There were a total of 119,656 arrests for Drugs/Narcotic reported in 2018. Of these arrests, 5,036 were juveniles and 114,620 were adults. 

UCR Arrest Data  Handcuffs

119,656 arrests for Drug/Narcotics in 2018.

Source: Drug Arrests by Type, 1998-2018  (Excel)

Drug/Narcotics arrests by age and sex 2018.  There were 3,996 juvenile males, 1,040 juvenile females, 88,108 adult males, and 26,512 adult females.

Source: 2018 Drug Offenses and Non-Forcible Sex Offenses Arrests
by Age, Sex, and Race (Excel)

2018 Drug/Narcotic arrests by judicial circuit

Source: 2018 Disaggregated Judicial Circuit Arrest (PDF | Excel)

To learn more about which counties are in what circuit,
please see the Florida Courts website.

Historical Data - Trends

Information about the different data sources found on our site.
15 year Drug/Narcotic trend graph

Source: Drug Arrests by Type, 1998-2018 (Excel)
Computerized Criminal History (Excel)


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