Indiana, Ohio in top ten states for pharmacy robberies from 2009-2016

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 24, 2017

When Indiana attacked the opioid crisis by making it harder to get some painkiller prescriptions, the move inadvertently sparked an increase in pharmacy robberies. The state reported more pharmacy robberies than any other for the period from 2009 to 2016. A look at the top 10 states for pharmacy robberies during that time:


Indiana: 651

California: 597

Arizona: 325

Tennessee: 281

Pennsylvania: 276

Florida: 268

Ohio: 250

Washington: 247

Maryland: 200

North Carolina: 200


Source: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration