Race, Drugs, and Inequality (HIST-GU4588): Statistics

National Surveys on Substance Abuse

Population Data / NSDUH
"The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse and mental disorders in the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population, age 12 and older. The survey generates estimates at the National, state, and substate levels." The the NSDUH began publication in 2002, continuing the earlier series that was titled: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA).
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National Household Survey on Drug Abuse
Published 1980s to 1998 in various subseries (Population Estimates, Main Findings, etc.).
National household survey on drug abuse. Population estimates. is accessible full text in HathiTrust for 1988, 1990-1996, 1998
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Statistics Related to Law Enforcement

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
"The United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics. . . . The Bureau of Justice Statistics was first established on December 27, 1979 under the Justice Systems Improvement Act of 1979, Public Law 96-157. . . . " From: About the Bureau of Justice Statistics .

See especially:
Data Collection: National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program
"Produces annual national and state-level data on the number of prisoners in state and federal prison facilities. Aggregate data are collected on race and sex of prison inmates, inmates held in private facilities and local jails, system capacity, noncitizens, and persons under age 18. Findings are released in the Prisoners series. Data are from the 50 state department of corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and until 2001, from the District of Columbia (after 2001, felons sentenced under the District of Columbia criminal code were housed in federal facilities)."