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
Source: 

1: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2010). Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume II. Technical Appendices and Selected Prevalence Tables (Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-38B, HHS Publication No. SMA 10-4586Appendices). Rockville, MD, p. 99, Table G.2, and p. 101, Table G.4.
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2:  "The Netherlands Drug Situation 2011: Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point" (Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction and the Ministry of Security and Justice Research and Documentation Centre, 2012), p. 40, Table 2.1.1.
http://www.emcdda.europa.eu...
http://www.emcdda.europa.eu...
3:  Walmsley, Roy, "World Prison Population List (Eleventh Edition)" (Kings College, London, England: International Centre for Prison Studies, 2016), Table 2, p. 5, and Table 4, p. 11.
http://prisonstudies.org...
http://prisonstudies.org...
4:  van Dijk, Frans & Jaap de Waard, "Legal infrastructure of the Netherlands in international perspective: Crime control" (Netherlands: Ministry of Justice, June 2000), p. 9, Table S.13.
5:  UNODC Global Study on Homicide 2013 (United Nations publication, Sales No. 14.IV.1), Table 8.1, p. 126 and p. 132
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