Drug Arrests in England and Wales

According to a six year study by the UK Drug Policy Commission, around 42,000 people in England and Wales are arrested each year for possessing illegal drugs. An additional 160,000 people are giving warnings about marijuana possession.

The report stated that the United Kingdom spends $4.8 Billion (£3 Billion) a year in fighting the illegal drug trade.

Source:  “Experts urge illegal drugs rethink,” Belfast Telegraph, October 15, 2012.