About the Indicator:
2003 narcotic arrests exclude the St. Paul Police Department.
The decrease in
narcotic arrests from 2000 to 2001 is due to a change in the procedures for
counting arrests. Prior to 2001, the BCA tallied all narcotic charges for each
individual. The BCA's reporting system was modified to reflect the correct
Uniform Crime Reporting procedures which require that only the most serious
charge be counted for each individual arrested.
Minnesota Crime Information, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Description: Minnesota Crime Information is a statistical report detailing the amount of criminal activity within the State as collected and prepared from data submitted by individual law enforcement agencies. The criminal activity consists of measurements involving offenses, clearances, and arrests.
Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Criminal Justice Information System
Geographic Level: State
Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.
Frequency: Data collected and reported annually
Characteristics: Race/ethnicity is often determined by law enforcement and therefore may not be as accurate as self-reported status.