Statistics on Methamphetamine
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Meth Statistics

Meth Statistics #1: During 1999 4.3% (9.4 million people) of the U.S. population reported trying methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. The highest rate of meth use was among the 18-25 age group with 5.2% of them reporting lifetime meth use during 1999.

Meth Statistics #2: Meth lab seizures have gone up 577% nationally since 1995.

Meth Statistics #3: Statistics over the past few years show Oklahoma among the nations leader in Meth labs, arrests, addiction and cases.

Meth Statistics #4: In 1994 the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 63 meth labs. That figure climbed to 879 in 1996 and 1,627 in 1998.

Meth Statistics #5: Meth numbers also indicate the drug has yet to make it to the East Coast. Cities such as Oklahoma and Omaha have worse meth problems, than New York City or Detroit.

Meth Statistics #6: Nowhere is it a bigger problem that in the Midwest, where meth accounts for nearly 90% of all drug cases, and nowhere is it more prevalent than in Oklahoma, which ranks in the top five in almost every meth category.

Meth Statistics #7: Meth is surpassing cocaine as the drug of choice in Oklahoma. The state medical examiner's office reports the number of death cases testing positive for meth have been higher than cocaine for the past three years. The office also reports meth is found in more cases of homicides, and motor vehicle accidents.

Meth Statistics #8: The estimated cost of making meth is $100 an ounce, with a street value of $800 an ounce.

Meth Statistics #9: While cheap for the people who make it, meth is costly for taxpayers. The OSBI estimates that it costs an average of $2,000 to clean up a lab. Many law enforcement agencies including the OSBI contract out for cleaning services. The OSBI spent $1 million on cleaning services each year.

Meth Statistics #10: The courts have felt the effects of the meth invasion, with several distinct courts overloaded with cases. Many are being dropped because of delays in meth testing at state laboratories.

Meth Statistics #11: This year, both the legislature and federal government have increased funding to prosecute meth manufacturers.

Meth Statistics #12: Methamphetamine's high lasts for 6 to 12 hours, and 50% of the drug is removed from the body in 12 hours.

Meth Statistics #13: Meth's street value is approximately $3,000 per pound.

Meth Statistics #14: Meth is a highly addictive drug that can be manufactured by using products commercially available anywhere in the United States.

Meth Statistics #15:Methamphetamine led to 10,447 visits to emergency departments in 1999, down from a peak of 17,665 in 1994.

Meth Statistics #16: Methamphetamine contributed to nearly 500 deaths in 1998, the last year for which data are available.

Meth Statistics #17: Approximately 8% of high school seniors surveyed in 2000 had used methamphetamine at least once in their lives. An unknown number of teenaged users may have dropped out of school before reaching senior year.

Meth Statistics #18: Meth lab seizures have gone up 577% nationally since 1995.

Meth Statistics #19: Meth arrests have gone up 300% nationally since 1993.

Meth Statistics #20: It costs government an average of $2,000 to clean up a methamphetamine lab.

Meth Statistics #21: Methamphetamine's high lasts from 6 to 12 hours, and 50% of the drug is removed from the body in 12 hours. Cocaine's high lasts from 20 to 30 minutes, and 50% of the drug is removed from the body in 1 hour.

Meth Statistics #22: Methamphetamine's street value is approximately $3,000 per pound (about the size of a brick), while the price of cocaine is roughly $11,000 per pound.

Meth Statistics #23: The Office of National Drug Control Policy determined that every dollar spent on treatment resulted in a $7.46 reduction in lost productivity and crime-related spending. This estimate does not include the costs of providing medical care.

Methamphetamine Trend Statistics Across the United States

Methamphetamine trends across the United States are indicators of the rate of Methamphetamine abuse, Methamphetamine addiction, domestic violence, and child abuse. The Methamphetamine trends for each state has a direct correlation to the amount of Methamphetamine seized by federal authorities. Below are the Federal Methamphetamine
seizures for each individual state. These statistics for each state's Federal Methamphetamine
seizures provides current information on which states have the largest Methamphetamine trafficking problem.

Alabama Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 17.2 kgs.

Arizona Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 168.6 kgs.

Arkansas Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 9.2 kgs.

California Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 1,282.3 kgs.

Colorado Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 54 kgs.

Connecticut Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0 kgs.


Delaware Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0.3 kgs.

Florida Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 87.0 kgs.


Georgia Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 77.4 kgs.


Idaho Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 15.6 kgs.


Illinois Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 87.0 kgs.


Indiana Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 31.4 kgs.


Iowa Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 79.7 kgs.


Kansas Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 17.5 kgs.


Kentucky Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 5.0 kgs.


Louisiana Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 1.7 kgs.


Maine Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0 kgs.


Maryland Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0.4 kgs.


Massachusetts Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0 kgs.


Michigan Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 2.1 kgs.


Minnesota Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 2.1 kgs.


Mississippi Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 1.5 kgs.


Missouri Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 14.8 kgs.


Montana Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 3.4 kgs.


Nebraska Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 48.3 kgs.


Nevada Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 45.0 kgs.


New Hampshire Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0 kgs.


New Jersey Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0.2 kgs.


New Mexico Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 31.0 kgs.


New York Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 12.3 kgs.


North Carolina Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 18.0 kgs.


North Dakota Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 5.0 kgs.


Ohio Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 1.3 kgs.


Oklahoma Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 14.4 kgs.


Oregon Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 54.0 kgs.


Pennsylvania Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 1.4 kgs.


Rhode Island Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0 kgs.


South Carolina Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 4.6 kgs.


South Dakota Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 3.5 kgs.


Tennessee Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 29.5 kgs.


Texas Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 451.9 kgs.


Utah Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 6.6 kgs.


Vermont Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0 kgs.


Virginia Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 19.1 kgs.


Washington Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 46.0 kgs.


West Virginia Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 0.5 kgs.


Wisconsin Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 16.8 kgs.


Wyoming Federal Methamphetamine
Seizures: Methamphetamine: 13.2 kgs. 


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