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Data / statistics
Methamphetamine by the numbers II

The statistics below are national in scope. Also on this site, each state
page (click here for the index) has statistics specific to that state.

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Purity
Meth price and purity
Changes between Jan. 2006 and Sept. 2009:
-38.7%
+22.1%
Price
Source: DEA (click here for more)
Number of first-time meth users by year (in thousands)
   2002          2003        2004         2005         2006          2007         2008          2009
290,000
95,000
154,000
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How users obtained their meth

Free from
friend or family
29.2%
Bought from stranger
Other
Bought from friend or family
21.2%
40.9%
Source: HHS 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (click to see full report)
Source: HHS 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (click to see full report)
8.7%
Average age of  first-time meth users
   2002  2003  2004   2005  2006   2007  2008   2009
18.9
20.4
20.6
18.6
22.2
19.1
19.2
19.3
Source: HHS 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (click to see full report)
More data
The cost of meth
Changes in price and purity
By calendar quarter
PeriodPrice (avg./gram)  Purity
Q1 2006$207.6737.4%
Q2 2006  242.8737.7%
Q3 2006  173.9249%
Q4 2006  130.1657.9%
Q1 2007  147.1256,6%
Q2 2007  210.5042.9%
Q3 2007  264.9438.8%
Q4 2007  278.9740.7%
Q1 2008  219.8945.8%
Q2 2008  225.7052.2%
Q3 2008  185.5253.6%
Q4 2008  168.6161,6%
Q1 2009  179.0363.3%
Q2 2009  128.9168.7%
Q3 2009  127.2869.1%
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Data
By the numbers
- Age group use
- DEA meth seizures
- Lab seizures
- Meth treatment

By the numbers II
- Price and purity
- Obtaining  meth
- First-time users

Cost
- Who pays most

State-by-state
- DEA meth seizures

Maps
-- Meth biggest threat
-- Top cities for meth
  seizures