In recent years, the number of arrests made by law enforcement has been surprising to say the least. In the United States, there are now more than 10.5 million arrests being made each year. When that is broken down, it correlates to an arrest every three seconds.
Most of the arrests fall into the category of noncriminal behavior, such as drug violations and low-level offenses. But it is drug offenses that are driving the number of arrests way up. In the last 40 years, there has been a 170 percent increase in the amount of arrests pertaining to drugs. On top of these staggering number of arrests, there are still many victims of crime who do not report their incident and only a small amount of crimes that are reported get solved.