Thursday, 17 May 2012

Public Health Issue-Crime Statistics-Drug Treatment-Criminal Acts-Illegal Drugs

Data suggests drug treatment can lower U.S. crime

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. crime statistics show illegal drugs play a central role in criminal acts, providing new evidence that tackling drugs as a public health issue could offer a powerful tool for lowering national crime rates, officials said on Thursday. An annual drug monitoring report, released by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, also showed a decline in the use of cocaine since 2003, a sign that drug-interdiction efforts and public education campaigns may be curtailing the use of the drug's powder and crack forms. ... read more..

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