Drug Use and Criminal Behavior in the United States


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Studies of youth in juvenile court demonstrate that a majority of court-involved adolescents have recently used illegal substances and that more serious and chron­ic adolescent offenders have used more substances and are more likely to qualify for a diagnosis of a substance use disorder.

Other Crimes

Sex Trafficking and Drugs

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Extent of Problem