Blog 6: This state is the meth lab capital of America
— Jamie Edgar (@YoungPtodaworld) October 26, 2015
- This tweet/ article talks about why Missouri is considered the meth capital in America. I chose it because the numbers were surprising and I had no idea the State I currently reside in had so many drug labs for meth.
- The data int his article is mostly secondary data from the Drug Enforcement Administration since they keep records of these incidents. The data showed that Missouri had 3108 drug labs discovered. Some data also came from a survey conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse in 2012 and 2013 and found that 595000 people admitted to using meth in the previous 30 days while in 2012 4400000 admitted to using meth. This shows that more people admitted to using meth over that past year.
- One question I have about this data is about meth labs that are not discovered. Would Missouri still be number one if all labs were somehow discovered or is Missouri doing a worst job at not getting discovered than other places?
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