Cracking drug data
Paul Stokes examines how advanced crime analytics tools can be used by the police and security services to effectively investigate and disrupt drug trafficking networks
Amphetamine-based drugs are becoming increasingly accessible to the public, partly driven by simple and flexible manufacturing techniques, readily available raw materials, high profit margins for producers and low consumer prices, providing the means and incentive for expansion of illicit markets. According to the 2014 World Drug Report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, an estimated 243million people aged between 15 and 64 used an illicit drug in 2012.
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