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The U.S. ranks 2nd in cocaine seizures

10 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to UNODC, in 2006 the United States made 21% of the world’s total cocaine seizures, enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Colombia ranked first, with 26% of the world’s total cocaine seizures.

Entry by Travis Lindsey.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in marijuana

17 June 2009 1 comment

According to the 2007 UNODC World Drug Report, “Mexico and the USA may be the world’s largest cannabis herb producers” (page 104). According to the 2008 UNODC World Drug Report, cannabis production in Mexico was estimated at 7,400 metric tonnes, and cannabis production in the United States was 4,700.

Thus, the United States ranks second in cannabis herb production. Mexico ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 1st in suspected drug criminals

5 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to data collected in 2005 and 2006 by the Tenth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends, 624.03 out of every 100,000 Americans is a drug crime suspect, a rate that makes the United States rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 6th in drug crimes

28 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to data collected in the periodic UNODC crime trend surveys, in 1999 (the most recent year for reported data) there were 560.11 drug crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the United States, a rate that makes the United States rank sixth in that category. Bermuda ranks first, with 1491.57 drug crimes recorded per 100,000 people.

Exact rankings are difficult to measure because different countries report their data in different years.

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The U.S. ranks 5th in amphetamine use

4 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations’ World Drug Report, 2008, in any given year, 1.6% of Americans between the ages of 15 and 64 use amphetamines, a rate that makes the United States rank fifth in that category. The Philippines ranks first, with 6% amphetamine use.

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The U.S. ranks 17th in opiate use

28 February 2009 1 comment

According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 2008, in any given year, 0.6 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 64 use opiates. This rate makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Georgia, Lithuania, Malta, and Nigeria. Iran ranks first, with 2.8% of Iranians between 15 and 64 using opiates.

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The U.S. ranks 15th for ecstasy use

6 February 2009 3 comments

According to the UNODC 2008 World Drug Report, one percent of adults and teens in the United States state that they use ecstasy, making the U.S. tied for fifteenth (with Cyprus) in that category. Australia ranks first, with 4.4% of adults and teens stating that they use ecstasy.

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The U.S. ranks 1st for cocaine use

24 January 2009 5 comments

According to the 2008 World Drug Report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the United States is tied for first (with Spain) in terms of cocaine use. In both countries, three percent of adults and teens state that they have used cocaine.

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The U.S. ranks 9th in marijuana usage

22 January 2009 1 comment

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 12.2 percent of people in the United States, ages 15 to 64, state that they use marijuana, making the United States rank ninth that category. Papua New Guinea ranks first, with 29.5 percent of the population saying they use marijuana.

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