Illegal Drugs and the Economics of Drug Trade

Criminal activities all throughout the world is like an epidemic. This is because criminals seems to increase greatly in number. Although authorities do their best to catch these criminals and put them in jail, the number is continually increasing. There are different kinds of crimes being committed every day. Robbery, murder, and kidnapping are in the top list of crimes happening all throughout the world.

What about the use of drugs? Is it a crime? Actually, because of drug use, many people become criminals. Their conscience or fear to commit murder disappears once they take in drugs. The sad fact is that the use of drugs is not only happening in one place. It is a widespread activity. As you can see in the above infographic, the U.S government is spending a great amount of money for the War on Drugs.

Now, what are the solutions that the government do in order to fight drug users? Some countries implement “War on Drugs“. Through this, drug users are being wiped out on the face of the Earth. Many countries who practice this war on drugs are very busy in fighting against drug users. It’s very surprising that a great number of drug users though young in age are being killed. Young or old, as long as they were caught using or selling drugs are killed. Come to think of this seriously.

What would be the result if drug users and those who participate in drug trade continue to do being involved in drugs? It is expected that a greater number of people will become victims. In conclusion, drug users and those who sell drugs can also be known as criminals.

Top Crimes Committed and White Collar Crimes

Various crimes are taking place all over the world. People feel afraid whenever they go out of their houses. Actually, we cannot feel that we are safe even if we are just staying at home. The fear that a criminal will come and attack us while we are at home cannot be avoided. This is how evil this world is. What are the various crimes taking place in every part of the world? There are notorious crimes as well as light crimes, also known as White Collar Crimes.

Notorious Crimes

Notorious crimes are also known as the greatest crimes happening in the world. Murder and rape are the greatest examples.

  • Murder. This is the greatest crime ever since the beginning of man’s history. There are various reasons in committing a murder. Hatred, envy, jealousy, and money problems are some of the reasons.
  • Rape.  This is the second greatest crime in the world. A lot of people are becoming the victims of this crime. A very shocking truth is that not only women are being raped. In other countries, even men are being dragged or kidnapped and being raped!

White Collar Crimes

Generally, we can understand that these crimes are related with money matters. A few examples are Fraud and Embezzlement.

  • Fraud. This is the greatest crime of all the white collar crimes. Criminals who commit this crime deceive their target in order to take advantage of them.
  • Embezzlement. This is an inappropriate act of taking money from a person who owe them money. An example of this crime are committed by lawyers.