skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 221513 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2008
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2007-Q0317-006
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
319 Washington Street, Fifth FL.
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Drawing upon the national Drug Threat Assessment 2008, this report is a national-level strategic assessment of methamphetamine trafficking in the United States and provides trends in methamphetamine production, transportation, distribution, and abuse.
Abstract: Highlights of strategic findings include: (1) Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) are circumventing chemical sale and import restrictions in Mexico in order to maintain large-scale methamphetamine production; (2) methamphetamine production in Canada has risen in recent years; (3) ice methamphetamine prices have increased significantly in some drug markets in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, and South Carolina; (4) law enforcement pressure and chemical controls in the United States and Mexico appear to be contributing to intermittent methamphetamine shortages in some western drug markets; (5) methamphetamine abusers and distributors are increasingly engaging in identity theft to fund drug purchases and distribution operations; and (6) methamphetamine use appears to be stable, however, treatment for methamphetamine abuse has more than doubled since 2000. The National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2008 is a national-level strategic assessment of methamphetamine trafficking in the United States. These assessment findings address significant trends in methamphetamine production, transportation, distribution, and abuse. In addition, regional summaries provide strategic overviews of the methamphetamine situation in each of the nine Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force regions. Figures, appendix A-C
Main Term(s): Amphetamines
Index Term(s): Black market; Controlled Substances; Drug abuse; Drug manufacturing; Drug purchases; Drug sources; Drug use; Threat assessment
Note: Downloaded on February 5, 2007.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=243389

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.