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Table 19. Estimated Productivity Losses Due to Drug Abuse, 19922000 ($ Millions)

Year


Premature death


Drug abuse related illness

Institution-
alization/
hospital-
ization

Productivity
loss of victims of crime


Incarceration


Crime careers


Total

1992 

14,575

14,205

1,477

2,059

17,907

19,198

69,421

1993 

21,095

13,766

1,502

2,488

19,366

19,755

77,972

1994 

21,905

15,845

1,683

2,554

21,095

19,603

82,685

1995 

22,943

17,737

1,872

2,377

22,983

20,172

88,085

1996 

19,697

20,270

1,533

2,332

24,833

23,758

92,423

1997 

16,771

19,916

1,662

2,293

27,221

26,608

94,470

1998 

16,611

23,143

1,786

2,165

30,133

24,627

98,467

19991

17,439

24,298

1,849

2,118

32,793

25,856

104,353

20001

18,256

25,435

1,915

2,217

35,601

27,066

110,491

1Figures for 1999 and 2000 are projections based on observable trends for 19921998.

Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy, The Economic Costs of Drug Abuse in the United States, 19921998 (September 2001).




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