Drug Trafficking In New York Research Paper

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Drug Trafficking in the United States: New York America’s use and distribution of illegal narcotics directly contribute to the violence that plagues New York City streets. One would advance that drugs are the ‘underworld economy’ in America. They are being smuggled into the U.S from every direction and all kinds of ways. They are trafficked in and distributed to people of every age, race and social stature. According to a 2010 survey, the estimated populations of Americans that use drugs are 22 million (NSDUH, 2010). On the other side of that 22 million illicit drug users are drug dealer sales. Drug users account for more than half of serious crimes being committed in New York City. The question is does drug trafficking exacerbate violence in New York? Are the drug dealers that use violence to protect their ‘business’ the cause of the escalating violence going on in the city? Are the drug users contributing to the violence more than the drug dealers? How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults and burglaries do…show more content…
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