Two other records in the report stand out as disturbing trends, though. Nearly a third of the overturned convictions, 27 of them (an all-time high), occurred in cases where it was determined that no crime had been committed, meaning cases that are bad from the beginning are being pursued to an unjust end. That category is typically dominated by deceitful claims of sexual assault or child sexual abuse, but last year, more people were falsely accused of non-violent drug crimes than sexual attacks. In one of those cases, police framed a man. But in most of them — seven out of nine cases — the defendants pleaded guilty to possessing drugs, and lab results later revealed (sometimes years later) that the seized substance wasn't a narcotic at all.