The use of drugs negatively affects different aspects of people’s life while having a bad impact on their friends and relatives while placing an enormous burden on the society in general. One of the most important risk areas is connected with crimes and drugs. Basically, drug and alcohol use is implicated is almost 80% of those offenses that lead to incarceration, including driving while intoxicated, domestic violence, drug offenses, etc.
It’s important to mention that almost 50% of prison inmates are clinically addicted. Besides, almost 60% of all people who are arrested for crimes test positively for illegal drugs at their arrest. What about drugs and crimes? The existing relation between them is quite complex so that it’s necessary to determine whether drug use or addiction leads people to different criminal activities or they are already predisposed to this kind of activity.
There are many people who use illegal drugs and don’t commit any crimes. Pay attention to those criminals who never take illegal drugs. However, when it comes to the most intense levels of this substance addiction, crimes and drugs are highly and directly correlated so that serious drug use can perpetuate and amplify preexisting criminal activities.
You should find out more about the main types of those crimes that are related to drugs. First of all, they are all about use-related crimes, and they result from or involve those people who ingest illegal drugs and commit different crimes based on their effects on their behavior and thinking processes. Second, there are many economic-related crimes committed by those people who want to find their unhealthy drug habits, including prostitution and theft. Finally, take into account system-related crimes resulted by the whole structure of the drug system. They commonly include manufacturing, producing, transporting, and selling drugs in addition to the violence related to a turf war.
Another interesting detail that should be mentioned is that those people who use drugs are more likely to be arrested for all kinds of acquisitive crimes, including burglary, robbery, shop theft, handling stolen goods, etc. Focus on those close links that exist between drug use and men, women, and kids who are involved and exploited because many of them are caught up in the modern criminal justice system. There are certain proofs that drug use is also a pre-determining factor in their sexual exploitation.
The use of drugs negatively affects different aspects of people’s life while having a bad impact on their friends and relatives while placing an enormous burden on the society in general. One of the most important risk areas is connected with crimes and drugs.