When something isn’t working, you try a new tactic. If something is doing more damage than good, you reassess your original plan. When the war on drugs continues to inflict immeasurable damage on people the world over, it must end.

New book, Ending the War on Drugs reinforces this point with 12 essays from global leaders, which highlight the massive impact drug wars are having on societies and economies. One area where the damage is most apparent is criminal law enforcement. The following infographics take a closer look at the statistics. 

You can read more excerpts and infographics from Ending the War on Drugs in our In Focus: war on drugs section of the website. To purchase your own copy, visit http://po.st/WarOnDrugs. All proceeds of the book’s sale will go to Virgin Unite.