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radioactivelego
08-23-2007, 6:38 AM
Does anyone know where I can find information on how many billions (or millions for some countries) certain countries spend on drug enforcement? I am working on a little side-project of graph hell showing how stupid guns = crime. I figure while I'm already working on potato crop yield vs. suicide rate, I might as well make a drug war vs. homicide chart.

ccwguy
08-23-2007, 8:42 AM
One stat I read; we spend over 2.5 Billion a year in enforcement of marijuana possession, cultivation. What a waste.

It's hardly thought about in places like Canada, Amsterdam

-aK-
08-23-2007, 10:44 AM
Well I would start with the FBI. Obviously this is domestic info only.

http://www.fbi.gov/research.htm

CCWFacts
08-23-2007, 11:06 AM
Here's a page with some info, including a graphic:

http://w3.ag.uiuc.edu:8001/Liberty/Tales/CrimeAndDrugWar.Html

Another page with some graphics and stats:

http://www.drugwarfacts.org/crime.htm

And in today's news, they just caught a submarine with five tons of coke in it:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/23/wsub123.xml

How many get through for every one that they catch?