GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Drug Use In Prisons Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"The rate of drug use among state prisoners is 62.6 percent,"

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"Around 33.5% of drug abusing prisoners state that they committed their offence to get money for drugs,"

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"21% of inmates in the U.S. have a history of injecting drug use,"

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"58.2% of American prisoners were arrested for drug offenses in 2016,"

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"Drug abuse violations represent the most common type of arrest in the U.S., accounting for 1.6 million arrests in 2010,"

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"Over 70% of inmates who reported any past drug use had used drugs in the month before their offense,"

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"In 2017, Federal courts sentenced more than 69,000 persons for drug offenses, comprising 32 percent of all criminal cases,"

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"More than 50% of federal inmates in 2010 were serving time for drug offenses,"

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"83% of state prisoners who had a mental health problem were drug users,"

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"From 2000 to 2012, the percentage of state prisoners who were daily or almost daily drug users increased from 19% to 32%,"

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"48% of UK prisoners reported having ever taken drugs inside prison,"

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"In most years since 1991, at least a quarter of all offenses had a drug trafficking charge,"

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"Prisoners with a high level of drug dependence or misuse is estimated at 64,011 in UK,"

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"29% of male and 38% of female sentenced state prisoners used drugs at the time of the offense,"

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"70% of violent crimes committed by drug users were not related to drug use,"

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"57% of state prisoners and 45% of federal prisoners were drug abusers or drug-dependent,"

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"In 2010, about 1.5 million arrests were for drug offenses, and 17% of state prisoners and 18% of federal inmates said they committed their current offense to obtain money for drugs,"

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