OneSTDV makes a great point in this post that I’d like to expand.
I get the daily crime report and the daily arrest report in my police district.
On any given day there are assaults, muggings and break-ins in the crime report. However, most of the arrests in the arrest report are for drug-related crimes.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest that the drug users are the ones committing the assaults, muggings and break-ins.
If it weren’t for drug offenses, most crimes would go unpunished. Perhaps this is a failure of modern policing methods or the modern criminal justice system. Regardless, it seems to be fact.