Quick Stats

  • Meth is a highly addictive drug that can be manufactured by using products commercially available anywhere in the United States.
  • 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.
  • In the 25 to 49 age group, illicit drug overdose is the fourth leading cause of death, about the same number as motor vehicle crashes.
  • In 2001 there were approximately 84,000 visits to emergency rooms in the US due to heroin.

Cocaine Statistics

1 out of 4 Americans between the age of 26 and 34 have used cocaine in their lifetime.

According to the Minnesota Institute for Public Health and drug prevention resource center, 5,000 adults in the United States try cocaine for the first time each day. (1985)

Today it is estimated that 22 to 25 million people have tried cocaine at least once. Conservative estimates indicate that there are over two million cocaine addicts in the United States today.

Contrary to earlier belief high dose use of cocaine can be detected as long as 10 to 22 days after last use.

Near half of all drug related emergency room visits are due to cocaine abuse.

The annual number of new cocaine users has generally increased over time. In 1975 there were 30,000 new users. The number increased from 300,000 in 1986 to 361,000 in 2000.

Rates of cocaine use by college students over the previous 5 years has varied between 2.0% of all students in 1994 to 4.8% in 2000.

Of high school seniors in 2001, 8.2% reported having ever used cocaine.

From 1997 to 2000 cocaine was the most common drug reported in emergency room episodes.

Cocaine use among men is almost twice then women. Based upon additional data sources, the office of National Drug Control Policy estimates the number of chronic cocaine users at 3.6 million.

Adults 18 to 25 years of age currently have the highest percentage of cocaine use than any other age group.

90% of cocaine users smoked, drank, or used marijuana before trying cocaine.

In 1988, about 300,000 infants were born addicted to cocaine.

Cocaine Trend Statistics Across the United States

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

Alabama Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 357.9 kgs.

Arizona Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 3,345.7 kgs.

Arkansas Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 18.9 kgs.

California Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 6,232.7 kgs.

Colorado Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 206 kgs.

Connecticut Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 24.5 kgs.

Delaware Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 15.5 kgs.

Florida Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 7,359.4 kgs.

Georgia Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 967.6 kgs.

Idaho Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 1.0 kgs.

Illinois Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 7,359.4 kgs.

Indiana Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 61.7 kgs.

Iowa Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 3.1 kgs.

Kansas Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 305.5 kgs.

Kentucky Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 63.9 kgs.

Louisiana Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 605.0 kgs.

Maine Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 0.5 kgs.

Maryland Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 388.3 kgs.

Massachusetts Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 123.6 kgs.

Michigan Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 537.6 kgs.

Minnesota Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 31.8 kgs.

Mississippi Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 82.1 kgs.

Missouri Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 1,581.8 kgs.

Montana Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 0.6 kgs.

Nebraska Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 429.7 kgs.

Nevada Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 13.0 kgs.

New Hampshire Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 3.7 kgs.

New Jersey Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 1,291.4 kgs.

New Mexico Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 374.0 kgs.

New York Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 3,861.0 kgs.

North Carolina Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 164.5 kgs.

North Dakota Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 0 kgs.

Ohio Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 343.3 kgs.

Oklahoma Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 51.3 kgs.

Oregon Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 46.9 kgs.

Pennsylvania Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 133.1 kgs.

Rhode Island Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 31.9 kgs.

South Carolina Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 126.8 kgs.

South Dakota Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 0 kgs.

Tennessee Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 484.2 kgs.

Texas Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 15,192.9 kgs.

Utah Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 23.9 kgs.

Vermont Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 3.7 kgs.

Virginia Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 82.1 kgs.

Washington Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 174.2 kgs.

West Virginia Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 8.2 kgs.

Wisconsin Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 68.3 kgs.

Wyoming Federal Cocaine Seizures: Cocaine: 8.1 kgs.

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