Drug Markets 2001: The Total Dollar Value Contributed by Arrestees and the Market Conditions Surrounding Arrestees' Acquisition of Drugs

Michael Costa, Abt Associates Inc.
Ryan Kling, Abt Associates Inc.

ABSTRACT
This presentation reports (for the year 2001) the total dollars contributed to three different drug markets (cocaine, heroin and marijuana) by arrestees within county-leel catchment areas surrounding several major U.S. cities. Using the ADAM probability sample and weighting methodology, one can impute the total dollars from the data provided by the arrestees interviewed. This session will also present for discussion, several key market variables that can inform market patterns within ADAM catchment areas and geographic regions. These variables include buyer characteristics, market characteristics, and means of acquisition and frequency of market involvement.

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