Here are some statistics about Drug trafficking in Michigan. These figures are reported by the Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Marketing Analysis and give us information about what drugs are being brought and used in what areas.
The Michigan HIDTA region is made up of nine counties, including Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne in eastern Michigan, and Allegan, Kalamazoo, Kent, and Van Buren in western Michigan. The population of this region is approximately 5.8 million. 70% of the people reside in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo and these are the primary drug markets in this region. They actually serve as distribution centers for smaller drug markets within the region and in neighboring states.
Reports found that the distribution and abuse of cocaine pose the most significant drug threat to the Michigan HIDTA region. However cocaine has increased in price decreased in purity so the availability has decreased.
The law enforcement officials in Michigan have noted that young Caucasians are increasingly abusing heroin. They switched to heroin after abusing prescription opioids. Property crimes in the HIDTA region that are attributed to heroin use have increased.
Marijuana production has increased in Michigan. The HIDTA reports that they are seizing cannabis plants in the region and that activity has doubled from 9,964 kilograms in 2007 to 20,950 kilograms in 2008.
Local meth production and abuse has increased in the past year. The number of the lab incidents has more than tripled in just one year. The way they are tracking that is that there has been a 30 percent increase from 2007 to 2008 in the number of treatment admissions for meth.
The report said that African American traffickers are smuggling MDMA from Canada into the HIDTA region. These supplies are distributed and it results in increased availability among African American in Detroit.
(CPD) is controlled Prescription drugs and they are being diverted and widely abused in the HIDTA region however it was noted that some Oxycontin abusers are switching to heroin because it is less expensive.
These are the stats for the drugs that being trafficked in this region. The stats on crime rates would probably parallel these stats. Something can be done about this problem. If you know someone who is in need of help from drug abuse get them to an inpatient treatment center where they can detox and withdraw in a safe and natural way.
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