Special Report

Cities in Texas Reporting the Most Drug Offenses

Methodology

To identify the cities in Texas with the most drug offenses, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data compiled by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Cities are ranked by the number of drug or narcotic violations reported for every 100,000 people in 2020. According to the FBI, a drug violation or offense is the unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance

Only the 89 Texas cities that submitted data to the FBI and had populations of at least 25,000 were considered. All population figures are FBI estimates. 

We also calculated drug crimes as a share of all crimes and as a share of crimes against society. Drug crimes are classified as crimes against society – a specific category of crime in which individuals or property are not harmed. Other forms of crimes against society include animal cruelty, gambling offenses, prostitution, and weapons violations. 

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