AG Kaul: Releases data on drug cases submitted to State Crime Lab

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced that new data on
drug evidence submitted to the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories (WSCLB) since
2008 is available for the public’s review. View the interactive data dashboards.
“This data can be a resource for those who are working to address substance abuse in
Wisconsin,” said Attorney General Kaul.

The WSCLB worked with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of
Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA) to publish interactive dashboards on the
drugs identified by the Controlled Substances Unit.

The Controlled Substance Unit at the WSCLB analyzes evidence for the presence (or
absence) of controlled substances as defined in the Unit Controlled Substance Act.
The dashboards include county-level data on submitted evidence that identified drugs
(benzodiazepines, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, ketamine,
methamphetamine, NBOMe, oxycodone, pregabalin, prescription opioids, THC, and
tramadol), starting in 2008.

These data dashboards were developed by BJIA, which works to inform criminal
justice policy and practice by conducting objective research, analysis, and evaluation
of information. BJIA first launched interactive data dashboards in 2016. Other
dashboards currently available, which include uniform crime reporting data from
2013 to 2017, are arrests by location, arrest demographics, offenses by location,
offense and arrest data by agency and sex offenses

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