Substance Abuse

Information and statistics about substance abuse around the world. Statistics also includes drug addiction rates, drug trafficking information, and sales and prices of the illegal drug trade.

950 different criminal gangs in Russia were involved in the illegal drug trade  in 2004.

(See all organized crime statistics.)


7.7 percent of the population in Poland smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 0.8 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

(Marijuana prices around the world.)

(Cocaine prices around the world.)


In 2006, 718 cocaine labs and 14.7 tons of partially processed cocaine were seized by police in Peru.


44 tons of opium was produced in North Korea in 2005, according to estimates made by intelligence analysts.

(More heroin facts and statistics.)


Meth addiction in Mexico causes 70,000 to 100,000 people to consume 5 to 10 metric tons of methamphetamine annually.

(Street price of methamphetamine.)



Drug cartels from Mexico supply 90 percent of the cocaine trade entering the United States enters through Mexico, along with an increasing amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.


According to law enforcement officials and researchers of the United States – Mexico border, between 10 to 15 percent of the volume of drugs being smuggled across the border get seized by US security agents.

(Ranking of items sold on the black market by value.)


2,500 people were killed in drug related murders in Mexico in 2007.


19,369 people were classified as drug addicts by the Malaysian Government in 2006.


Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for methamphetamine with approximately 80 percent of all drug arrests in Japan involved methamphetamine.

Law enforcement officials estimates that there are 600,000 meth addicts and between 1 to 3 million casual users in Japan.

(How much does meth cost around the world.)