National Drug Intelligence Center
Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis
Figure 1. Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Map showing the Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
The map shows Cook, Will, Kendall, and Grundy counties.
Chicago is a major city with over 250,000 people. Aurora, Naperville, Joliet, and Gary are major cities with 100,000-249,999 people. Waukegan, Elgin, and Cicero are major cities with less than 100,000 people.
O'Hare is the International Airport.
Chicago is a major seaport.
The interstates within this region are I-55, I-57, I-65, I-80, I-88, I-90, I-94, I-294, and I-355.
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Figure 2. Number of fentanyl-related deaths in Cook County, August 2005-December 2006.
Line chart showing the number of fentanyl-related deaths in Cook County, August 2005-December 2006.
In 2005, the number of fentanyl-related deaths was 0 in August, 3 in September, 2 in October, 4 in November, and 12 in December.
In 2006, the number of fentanyl-related deaths was 10 in January, 9 in February, 12 in March, 25 in April, 47 in May, 47 in June, 39 in July, 28 in August, 32 in September, 38 in October, 21 in November, and 10 in December.
Source: Office of the Medical Examiner, Cook County Illinois.
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Figure 3. Heroin purity levels in Chicago, 1997-2006.
Bar chart showing heroin purity levels in Chicago, 1997-2006.
In 1997, the purity level of heroin was 30.4%, in 1998 24.8%, in 1999 23.8%, in 2000 22.7%, in 2001 20.0%, in 2002 20.5%, in 2003 17.4%, in 2004 12.8%, in 2005 15.2%, and in 2006 14.7%.
Source: Drug Enforcement Administration Heroin Domestic Monitor Program.
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