Drug Use and Crime Indicators - Comparison Between The US and The Netherlands

Social Indicator Comparison Year USA Netherlands
Lifetime prevalence of marijuana use 2009 41.5% (ages 12 and up)1 25.7% (ages 15-64)2
Past year prevalence of marijuana use 2009 11.3% (ages 12 and up)1 7.0% (ages 15-64)2
Lifetime prevalence of heroin use 2009 1.5% (ages 12 and up)1 0.5% (ages 15-64)2
Prison Population Rate per 100,000 population Dec. 31 2013 (US) / Sept. 30 2014 (Netherlands) 6983 69 3
Per capita spending on criminal justice system (in Euros) 1998 €379 4 €223 4
Homicide rate per 100,000 population 2012 4.75 0.95