war on drug statistics

War on Drugs Statistics

U.S. War on Drugs StatisticsData
Annual U.S. spending on the war on Drugs$51 Billion
Number of people arrested annually on nonviolent drug charges1.53 million
Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation annually757,969
Percent of marijana law violations that were arrested for possession only87 %
Number of people killed in Mexico’s drug war since 200670,000
Number of students who have lost federal financial aid eligibility because of a drug conviction200,000
Number of people in the U.S. that die each year from an accidental drug overdose31,758
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: March 29, 2017

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Number of U.S. Deportations by Year

YearTotal Number Deported
2014414,481
2013438,421
2012415,362
2011368,712
2010400,000
2009387,000
2008358,000
2007318,000
2006280,000
2005245,000
2004240,000
2003210,000
2002165,000
2001186,000
2000185,000
1999175,000
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2015 Deportation ReasonNumberPercent
Convicted Criminals225,39055 %
Immigration Fugitives10,4233 %
Repeat Immigration Violators86,40521 %
Border Removal69,95717 %
Other Removable Aliens17,6744 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Immigrations Enforcement
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 15, 2016

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