It's Crime and Drug Time in America

 

We Put a Lot of People in Jail

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It Began With Ronald Reagan

 


 

 
 

Popular Media Blames Immigrants

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Recent Immigrants Lowered Crime Rate Source

 

 
 

Homicide Rate Down from 10% to 4.5%.

"It's the Economy Stupid" answers Most Questions

 
 


But We Still Have a Homicide Problem
 

 
 
Data Indicates Poverty Not Race is the Cause of High Crime Rates
Source

For the period 2008–12— Persons in poor households at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (39.8 per 1,000) had more than double the rate of violent victimization as persons in high-income households (16.9 per 1,000). Persons in poor households had a higher rate of violence involving a firearm (3.5/1,000) compared to persons above the FPL (0.8–2.5 per 1,000). The overall pattern of poor persons having the highest rates of violent victimization was consistent for both whites and blacks .However, the rate of violent victimization for Hispanics did not vary across poverty levels. Poor Hispanics (25.3 per 1,000) had lower rates of violence compared to poor whites (46.4 per 1,000) and poor blacks (43.4 per 1,000). Poor persons living in urban areas (43.9 per 1,000) had violent victimization rates similar to poor persons living in rural areas (38.8 per 1,000). Poor urban blacks (51.3/1,000) had rates of violence similar to poor urban whites (56.4 per 1,000).
 
 

This Should Help

 
 

How Did New York Solve Their Serious Problem

 

 
 

We Have More of a Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Problem

 
   

 

   
   

U.S. Doesn't Believe in Prevention

   
   


Many in US Do Believe in Unregulated Capitalism
Source Government Sanctioned Killer Opiates


 

   
   


 

   
   

Washington Post Study

   
         

Dare Not Very Affective

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I'd Follow the Money

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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Data

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...
 

- See more at: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/EU#sthash.0I0GQby0.dpuf

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