Map Key: United States DEA Meth Lab Busts

by yourmapper on June 9, 2009

The United States DEA has a National Clandestine Laboratory Register which shows locations of Meth Lab busts. They list the busts or cleanup sites by state, and they are paginated within each state. We decided it would be good to grab this data, geocode it, and turn it into a map instead of looking at pages of lists.

National Meth Lab Map

National Meth Lab Map

Meth Lab Map Details

The resulting map shows 94% of the 12,767 meth labs across the USA. Usually we geocode around 99-100%. The rest were not able to be turned into Latitude and Longitude by any geocoder or even by hand. This is still pretty good considering other attempts (67% of 2,228 points). From the US DEA site:

It contains addresses of some [meth amphetamine laboratory] locations where law enforcement agencies reported they found chemicals or other items that indicated the presence of either clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites.

We hope this map gives some insight into the local areas where Meth is a problem, be it rural or urban.

Meth Lab Map

Ways you can use this map

Browse Browse, Comment, and Rate Map
RSS Grab RSS Feed of Results
KML Grab KML for 3D Google Earth
Mobile View on Your Mobile Device
Embed Embed the Map in Your Website
Bookmark Save a Search to Your Account
Details View Details on a Specific Meth Lab
Developer API Use the Developer API to Grab the Data

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