Crime and Drugs in America

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We Put a Lot of People in Jail

It Began With Ronald Reagan

Homicide Rate Down from 10% in 1980 to 4.5% in 2014

But We Still Have a Homicide Problem

Index
Poverty is Part of the Problem

Gun Ownership Falling Should Help

New York Solve Their Serious Problem


Many Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problem

Little Money for Prevention

DARE Doesn't Work

 

We Put a Lot of People in Jail

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It Began With Ronald Reagan

 
 


 

 

 
 

Homicide Rate Down from 10% in 1980 to 4.5% in 2014.
Strong Economy Helped

 
 


 

 
 

But We Still Have a Homicide Problem

 

 

Poverty is Part of the Problem

 


Gun Ownership Falling Should Help

 

 
 

New York Solve Their Serious Problem

 

 
 

Many Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Problem

 
   

 

   
   

Little Money for Prevention

 

 

   
   

   
         

DARE Doesn't Work

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Total Prison Population and Drug-Law Offenders in Prison
  2003-07 2008 2009 2010

Prison Population in Europe (27)* 1,2
 

 

596,956 623,230 641,845 627,203
Prison Population Rate in Europe 0.12% 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
Highest Prison Population Rates
Lithuania 0.25% 0.23% 0.25% 0.27%
Latvia 0.33% 0.29% 0.31% 0.30%
Estonia 0.34% 0.27% 0.27% 0.26%
Lowest Prison Population Rates
Denmark 0.07% 0.06% 0.07% 0.07%
Slovenia 0.06% 0.07% 0.07% 0.07%
Finland 0.07% 0.07% 0.07% 0.06%
Proportion of Sentenced Prisoners Among Total Prisoners In Europe1,3 73.8% 74.4% 75.3% 77.7%
Highest Proportions of Sentenced Prisoners
Czech Republic 84.9% 88.3% 89.2% 88.8%
Poland 80.0% 88.4% 88.2% 89.0%
Romania 84.8% 89.1% 85.4% 82.9%
Lowest Proportions of Sentenced Prisoners
Malta 50.4% 30.7% 36.0% 30.5%
Netherlands 37.3% 35.4% 36.5% 49.6%
Italy 56.8% 43.6% 49.3% 54.2%
Proportion of Sentenced Drug-Law Offenders Among Total Sentenced Prisoners in Europe 17.6% 17.6% 17.6% 18.5%
Highest Proportion of Drug-Law Offenders
Malta 32.5% - 53.4% -
Greece 50.6% - - 52.3%
Italy 33.5% 36.1% 36.9% 38.4%
Luxembourg 31.9% 44.6% 38.7% 36.1%
Lowest Proportion of Drug-Law Offenders
Lithuania 4.6% 6.5% 8.4% 1.0%
Hungary 1.9% 2.5% 2.6% 3.1%
Romania 2.5% 4.0% 4.2% 4.3%
Proportion of Sentenced Drug-Law Offenders Among Total Prisoners in Europe4 (Sentenced and Pre-Trial) 12.5% 12.1% 12.5% 13.9%
Highest Proportions of Drug-Law Offenders
Greece 37.3% - - 36.0%
Luxembourg 19.8% 26.4% 21.9% 20.7%
Sweden 18.4% 24.1% 22.9% 22.1%
Lowest Proportions of Drug-Offenders
Hungary 1.4% 1.7% 1.8% 2.1%
Romania 1.9% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
Slovakia 2.3% - 5.1% 4.6%

Notes:

(1) Total number of prisoners (pre-trial and sentenced prisoners) on 1 September.
(2) In 2010, data for Belgium and England and Wales concern 2009.
(3) In 2010, data for Austria, Belgium and England and Wales concern 2009. Data missing for other years have been interpolated from adjacent years.
(4) ‘Europe’ refers to the weighted average for EU-27 (excluding Austria and Poland).
(5) The proportion of sentenced drug-law offenders among the total sentenced prisoners on 1 September.
*27 is from EU-27, according to the European Commission's Eurostat this simply refers to the 27-member EU.
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Glossary...
 

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