The War on Drugs explained in three charts


These numbers, provided by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition [LEAP], show the extreme bias in the enforcement of drug laws in the United States. While white people account for the vast majority of illicit drug use, they are far less likely to serve time in both federal and state prisons for drug offenses.

 

 

3 thoughts on “The War on Drugs explained in three charts

  1. When making informative charts you should generally keep colors to their respective colors in the top graphic white people are aligned with the “blue” while in the chart below it blacks are depicted as “blue”. It didn’t confuse me but it might some.

    1. A missing chart for relevance is that whites are 77% of the population so of course they will be the biggest users.

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