Narcomania: Addicted Dealers and Organized Gangs: What Makes Certain Drug Scenes More Violent Than Others

A big bag of drugs being weighed up. Photo by Andoni Lubaki.

This article originally appeared on VICE UK

The UK drug trade's body count is nothing compared to the slaughter happening across the Atlantic. Despite all the YouTube gun fingers and teenage drug dealers claiming they'll "shank a man" for also selling ten bags in their neighborhood, only six percent of homicides in England and Wales (around 30 deaths last year) are connected to some form of gang activity. In the US, the...

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