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War on Drugs Statistics

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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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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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