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Theft/Loss Reporting

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only those persons registered or regulated with DEA to handle controlled substances or listed chemicals may utilize these reporting forms.

Theft/Loss Reporting Online (TLR)

DEA Form 106 – Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substances (and disposal receptacles)

DEA Form 107 - Report of Theft or Loss of Listed Chemicals (The DEA amended §1310.05 to require reports of unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of a listed chemical to be filed through the DEA Diversion Control Division secure network application)

Data will be entered through a secure connection to the online application system. Your web browser must support 128-bit encryption. If you have questions regarding the electronic submission, please contact DEA Call Center 1-800-882-9539.

Federal regulations require that registrants notify the Local Diversion Field Office in their area of the theft or significant loss of any controlled substance, disposal receptacles or listed chemicals within one business day of discovery of such loss or theft. The registrant shall also complete the online theft and loss report (21 C.F.R. §1301.76(b) and 21 U.S.C. §830(b)(1)(C)).

In order to better track controlled substances and listed chemical products reported as lost or stolen, DEA uses of the National Drug Code (NDC) number. The NDC number identifies the manufacturer, product, dosage form, and package size. Entry of the NDC number will prompt the system to auto-populate additional fields such as the name of the product, dosage form, dosage strength, and quantity per container. If it is a listed chemical, a chemical code and name will be provided in a list to select.

For more information regarding reporting theft or loss of controlled substances, see the Federal Register Notice – Reports by Registrants of Theft or Significant Loss of Controlled Substances (August 12, 2005)

For more information regarding reporting the Loss or Disappearance of Listed Chemicals, see Federal Register Notice - Final Rule: Revision of Import and Export Requirements for Controlled Substances, Listed Chemicals, and Tableting and Encapsulating Machines, Including Changes To Implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS); Revision of Reporting Requirements for Domestic Transactions in Listed Chemicals and Tableting and Encapsulating Machines; and Technical Amendments (PDF) (December 30, 2016)


Theft/Loss Reports for 2014-2018

NOTE: DEA's Pharmacy Burglary and Armed Robbery data that is shown in the maps is a reflection of information reported under the regulatory requirement to report thefts and losses of controlled substances (21 CFR §1301.74 and 1301.76). There is no requirement to report ultimate recovery of these drugs.

CAUTION should be exercised in drawing conclusions from this data. Material reported as a theft or loss does not necessarily equate to illicit use.


Privacy Act Information for DEA Form 106:

AUTHORITY: Section 301 of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (PL-513).
PURPOSE: Report theft or loss of Controlled Substances.
ROUTINE USES: The Controlled Substances Act authorizes the production of special reports required for statistical and analytical purposes. Disclosures of information from this system are made to the following categories of users for the purposes stated:
  1. Other Federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies for law enforcement and regulatory purposes.
  2. State and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies for law enforcement and regulatory purposes.
EFFECT: Failure to report theft or loss of controlled substances may result in penalties under Section 402 and 403 of the Controlled Substances Act.

Privacy Act Information for DEA Form 107:

AUTHORITY: Section 301 of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (PL 91-513).
PURPOSE: Reporting of unusual or excessive theft or loss of a Listed Chemical.
ROUTINE USES: The Controlled Substances Act authorizes the production of special reports required for statistical and analytical purposes. Disclosures of information from this system are made to the following categories of users for the purposes stated:
  1. Other Federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies for law enforcement and regulatory purposes.
  2. State and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies for law enforcement and regulatory purposes.
EFFECT: Failure to report theft or loss of Listed Chemicals may result in penalties under 21 U.S.C. §842 and §843 of the Federal Criminal Code.

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Records Management Section, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, D.C. 20537; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. 20503.

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