Crimes Involving Drugs and Alcohol 2020


Massachusetts


Offenses include Drug/Narcotics Violations, Drug Equipment Violations, Driving Under the Influence, Liquor Law Violations and all offenses where the offender used alcohol or drugs.

Note: The data in this theme is NIBRS and only reflects data from agencies who have successfully submitted NIBRS data for the selected year. 

-6.19
compared to 2019

Drug/Narcotic Violations

The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance

Cases: 8,869                    Clearance: 67%

-17.44
compared to 2019

Drug/Narcotic Violation Arrests

Includes all arrests for drug/narcotics violations in the selected year, regardless of when the crime took place. Offenders arrested on other charges are not included.

Arrests: 5,185

Criminal Activity Type

Drug Violations

Arrestee Age

Drug Violations

Arrestee Gender

Drug Violations

-5.73
compared to 2019

Drug Seizures

Cases when drugs have been seized. Up to three drug types may be reported for any case. 

Seizures: 10,769

Breakdown by Drug Type

Number of cases where each drug type was seized

11.73
compared to 2019

Drug Equipment Violations

The unlawful manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transportation of equipment or devices utilized in preparing and/or using drugs or narcotics

Cases: 181                    Clearance: 51%

-54.55
compared to 2019

Drug Equipment Violation Arrests

Includes all arrests for drug/narcotics equipment violations in the selected year, regardless of when the crime took place. Offenders arrested on other charges are not included.

Arrests: 5

Criminal Activity Type

Drug Equipment Violations

Arrestee Age

Drug Equipment Violations

Arrestee Gender

Drug Equipment Violations

-32.05
compared to 2019

Driving Under the Influence Arrests

Driving or operating a motor vehicle or common carrier while mentally or physically impaired as the result of consuming an alcoholic beverage or using a drug or narcotic. 

Cases: 5,231

Arrestee Age

Driving Under the Influence

Arrestee Age

Detailed Breakdown of DUI Arrests

Arrestee Gender

Driving Under the Influence

21.37
compared to 2019

Weapon Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

Cases: 3,351                     Clearance: 54%


Day of Week

Weapon Law Violations

Criminal Activity Type

Weapon Law Violations

Location Type

Weapon Law Violations

Offender Age

Weapon Law Violations

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