Jaw-dropping Facts about War on Drugs
A controversial campaign aimed at reducing of the illegal drug trade – War on Drugs – officially started more than 40 years ago. Since that time a lot of laws have been implemented and countless operations have been carried out.
Numerous arrests of offenders have occurred and large sums of money have been spent.
War of Drugs has had positive and negative effects, so it’s no wonder that the opinions of people are divided on whether this campaign has turned out to be a success or failure.
Take a look at the juicy statistics in this informative infographic and figure out yourself if the game has been worth the candle.
What shocked you the most?
Possession of illegal drugs resulted in 13% of all arrests. Were all those people really criminals or rather the victims of the drug dealers who deserved a prison term more? The possession of drugs seems to be given more attention than needed considering that it is as a consequence of illegal drug trade which is actually the root of evil.
War on Drugs is intensively exhausting the financial resources of United States population. Have the results justified the costs? Pay attention to the changes shown in the infographic.[av_notification title=” color=’green’ border=” custom_bg=’#444444′ custom_font=’#ffffff’ size=’large’ icon_select=’yes’ icon=’ue81e’ font=’entypo-fontello’] Was the decrease in the number of people suffering from addiction even a goal of the campaign? The crime rate and the criminal drug cases have gone up. The minors are now the risk group for developing a drug addiction and the alarming availability of drugs can’t help but encourage growing concerns.
Apparently, in attempts to destroy black market which is the source of drug trafficking, too many people have been sent to prison even though they could have made a use of drug addiction treatment and gone back to the drawing board. The real cost cannot be measured only in millions of dollars of the tax money spent on realizing all the projects of the campaign. The amount of broken lives of the people who deserved the second chance can hardly be estimated.