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Alcohol and other drugs have been associated with over one-third of all arrests in the United States According to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information NCADI over 11 million annual arrests are due to drug violations 14 million arrests are due to DWIs 480000 arrests are for liquor law violations and 704000 arrests are for drunkenness That is about 43 million arrests for alcohol and drug crimes There are many different types of drugs such as cocaine pot PCP marijuana methamphetamine and heroin The NCADI estimated that in 1998 over 80 of state and federal prisoners were either high at the time they committed their crimes stole property to buy drugs violated drug or alcohol laws or have a history of drug and alcohol abuse The US Department of Justice said that in 1997 35 of state and federal prisoners committed their current offense to get money for drugs It is also estimated that over 5 of homicides were due to the involvement of drugs The Department of Justice also says that in 1990 over 50 of men and 40 of women were influenced by drugs an arrested for property crimes Statistics show that illicit drugs are involved in millions of crimes but alcohol has been shown to be involved in more Alcohol has been the cause of over half of the deaths in the Unites States In 1994 a young man was going to get food for him and a friend one night when a man under the influence of alcohol ran a red light and instantly killed the young man The young man was a senior in high school and was not intoxicated but suffered because of the other mans choice to get in a car while drunk In fact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated in 1994 that alcohol was the cause of death in 451 of all fatal automobile crashes In late 1998 a group of friends were
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