According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, in 2017 there were an estimated 10,554,985 arrests by law enforcement nationwide for all criminal offenses, of which 518,617 were for violent offenses and 1,249,757 arrests were for property offenses. Also that year, there were 1,632,921 arrests for drug law violations.
Most arrests for drug law violations are for possession. In 2017, possession offenses accounted for 85.4% of all drug arrests (1,394,515 out of 1,632,921 total arrests). Only 14.6%, or 238,404 arrests, in 2017 were for sale or manufacture of a drug.