Drug Cases Continue To Clog Federal Courts


by Peter Graham on May 29, 2013 | Views: 191 | Score: 2
Number of DefendantsViolent, Weapons and Property Defendants Combined
19951789317263
19962001718230
19972174019712
19982363119939
19992629119990
20002645520367
20012680220609
20022777121605
20032776323000
20042701423328
20052604623242
20062809724253
20072685425052
20082902825505
20092785324694
20102755525410
Federal Drug Defendants in Thousands
Sources: bjs.gov
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Peter Graham
Peter Graham on May 29, 2013 1:30 PM said:

Between the years of 1995 and 2008, drug offenses seeing dispositions in federal courts routinely numbered higher than federal violent, weapons, and property crimes combined, driving up the number of defendants detained pretrial and ultimately incarcerated over offenses that perhaps could be better addressed outside the justice system.

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