America Has 25% of the World's Criminals

Posted By Todd Stearn || 24-Jul-2014

According to the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, although the United States only has 5% of the world's population, we incarcerate 25% of the world's criminals. As a result, he has addressed the American Bar Association and announced a complete overhaul of the federal drug prosecution process.

Interestingly, it is estimated that the United States spends $8.7 on law enforcement for drugs and in 2011, alone, there were the 750,000 arrests for marijuana related charges.