war on drug statistics

War on Drugs Statistics

U.S. War on Drugs Statistics Data
Annual U.S. spending on the war on Drugs $51 Billion
Number of people arrested annually on nonviolent drug charges 1.53 million
Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation annually 757,969
Percent of marijana law violations that were arrested for possession only 87 %
Number of people killed in Mexico’s drug war since 2006 70,000
Number of students who have lost federal financial aid eligibility because of a drug conviction 200,000
Number of people in the U.S. that die each year from an accidental drug overdose 31,758
Tax revenue that drug legalization would yield annually $46.7 billion
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, Trans-Border Institute, Global Commission on Drug Policy
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 25, 2016

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