GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Drug Crime Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Drug arrests have increased dramatically in the United States from 322,300 in 1987 to 1,654,282 in 2020."

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"As per Drug Policy Alliance, more than 1.5 million drug-related arrests are made every year in the United States."

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"Approximately 80% of drug arrests are for possession, not sales."

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"In 2019, the drug seizure rate in the United States was over 167,000 kilograms."

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"Over 40% of drug arrests in 2018 were for marijuana offenses, according to a study by Pew Research Center."

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"It is estimated by the Drug Policy Alliance that enforcing drug laws cost the United States $47 billion annually."

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"Nearly half (45.1%) of the million people in federal prison were serving sentences for drug offenses at year-end 2020."

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"Between 2006 and 2016, drug crime arrests increased by 102% in the United Kingdom."

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"Heroin and cocaine are the drugs most often implicated in drug-related offences in Europe."

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"In 2017, DEA agents in the U.S. were involved in 30,969 drug arrests."

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"A study shows that illicit drug use is 17 times higher among jail inmates than the general population."

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"In 2018, about 300,000 people were arrested for violations of the Narcotics Drug Act in Thailand."

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"The Drug Enforcement Agency made 31,861 domestic arrests related to drugs in 2020."

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"In Portugal, drug-related crimes decreased by 75% after drugs were decriminalized in 2001."

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"Around 86% of the people arrested for cannabis offenses in London, UK in 2017-18 were males."

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"In Scotland, drug crime incidents have seen a rise of 27% over the last five years."

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"There were 90,367 drug seizures in England and Wales in 2019/20, a 20% decrease compared with the previous year."

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"In 2020, drug offense was the most serious charge for 71,543 sentenced state prisoners in the United States."

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