The Drug War, By the Numbers

Where the money went.


Federal anti-drug spending, 1981-2009 (in billions)

Federal anti-drug spending, 1981-2009 (in billions)

Percentage of drug arrests targeting:

Percentage of drug arrests targeting

Share of possession arrests that are for:

Share of possession arrests that are for

Prison inmates getting drug treatment

Prison inmates getting drug treatment

Drug offenders behind bars

Drug offenders behind bars


Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics; Department of Justice; FBI; ONDCP

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