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This advertisement appeared in the November 2, 1998 issue of The New Republic.

McCaffrey
ISSUEUnited StatesThe Netherlands
Use of marijuana by
older teens (1994)
38%30%
Use of marijuana by
15-year-old (in 1995)
34%29%
Heroin addicts
(in 1995)
430
per 100,000
160
per 100,000
Murder rate
(in 1996)
8.22
per 100,000
1.8
per 100,000
Crime-related
deaths
8.2
per 100,000 (1995)
1.2
per 100,000 (1994)
Incarceration
rate (1997)
645
per 100,000
73
per 100,000
Per capita spending on
drug-related law enforcement
$81$27
Are we so committed to past mistakes that we
cannot shift to more effective strategies?
 
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Paid for by Common Sense for Drug Policy Foundation
Kevin B. Zeese President, 703-354-5694, 703-354-5695 (fax), info@csdp.org
These fact are based on official statistics from Holland and the United States.
Citations are available from the Web site of the Netherlands http://www.netherlands-embassy.org/c_hltdru.html or from Common Sense.



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