Meth Epidemic Doubles Crime Committed by Addicts

June 2006
Policy & Practice (19426828);Jun2006, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p8
The article reports on the study "Meth Crimes Rises As Budget Axe Falls: Will Congress Cut Law Enforcement and Investments That Help Get Kids on the Right Track?" which found that crime committed by methamphetamine addicts have doubled to 6 million violent and property crimes in 2004 from 3 million in 2002. This report was released by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, comprises of more than 2,500 attorneys general, police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, law-enforcement leaders and violence survivors.


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