Drug Arrest Data Visualization

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This data on U.S. drug abuse violations was gathered from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website. It details changing yearly trends in drug arrests for adults and juveniles in the United States, from 1980 to 2014. The first line graph shows the total number of arrests per year, and the second shows the changing rates of arrest, accounting for the annual increase in population. The period between 1997 and 2008 showed the highest rate of drug arrests for both adults and juveniles, with numbers decreasing steadily in subsequent years.

Follow this link for the interactive version on Tableau Public.