Statistics on Crack
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Crack Statistics

  • Among high school students surveyed in the 2002 Monitoring the Future Study Crack Statistics, 2.5% of 8th graders, 3.6% of 10th graders, and 3.8% of 12th graders reported using crack at least once during their lifetime. In 2001, these percentages were 3.0%, 3.1%, and 3.7%, respectively.
  • According to crack statistics, users looking for a homemade crack cocaine recipe will try different angles, hoping perhaps to fly under the radar. Terms such as "crack cocaine pictures", "cooking crack cocaine"and "smoking crack" also rank among the top 30 search concepts on the internet.
  • Crack statistics show that because crack is smoked, the user experiences a high in less than 10 seconds. This rather immediate and euphoric effect is one of the reasons that crack became enormously popular in the mid 1980s. Another reason is that crack is inexpensive, both to produce and to buy.
  • Crack cocaine is the only drug for which the first offense of simple possession can trigger a federal mandatory minimum sentence. Possession of 5 grams of crack will trigger a 5 year mandatory minimum sentence.
  • Crack is often available in small vials and sold in small quantities, usually 300-500mg. Crack statistics show that each of these vials can afford 2-4 inhalations.
  • Crack, which may be as much as 90 percent pure, is five to six times stronger than the cocaine normally purchased on the street.
  • In federal court today, low-level crack dealers and first-time offenders sentenced for trafficking of crack cocaine receive an average sentence of 10 years and six months according to crack statistics.
  • Crack statistics have shown that when searching for "crack cocaine" online, this specific phrase is accompanied most often by "make crack" (54,508 occurrences) and "make crack cocaine" (52,591). These key phrases are followed closely by "crack cocaine recipe" (36,049), "making crack" (24,786), and "how to make crack" (17,898).

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