Arkansas Trends



In Arkansas, possession data shows that nearly twice as many men are using methamphetamine than women. In 2020, people who use methamphetamine were 68% male and 32% female. In 2019, 65% male and 35% female. In 2018, 66% male and 34% female.


In Arkansas, 4 in 10 violent crimes and 5 in 10 property crimes are related to meth. With white males accounting for 4319 arrests for possession in 2021 and 555 arrests for sales/manufacturing versus 1004 black male arrest for possession and 167 for sales/manufacturing. This trend also holds true for white women with 2316 arrest for possession and 261 for sales/manufacturing versus 197 possession arrests for black women and 26 arrests for sales/manufacturing.