View Full Version : Homicide rates compared to money spent on "War on Drugs?"

08-23-2007, 5:38 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.

08-23-2007, 7:42 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

08-23-2007, 9:44 AM
Well I would start with the FBI. Obviously this is domestic info only.


08-23-2007, 10:06 AM
Here's a page with some info, including a graphic:


Another page with some graphics and stats:


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


How many get through for every one that they catch?