SANDAG report finds high drug use among adult female arrestees

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new report shows drug use among adult female arrestees in the San Diego region is at its highest rate since 2000.

SANDAG also released a report this week about meth use in San Diego County. The report, 2018 Methamphetamine Use by San Diego County Arrestees, found that while the portion of juveniles who tested positive for meth was down and the percent of adult males who tested positive remained the same in 2018, the number increased to 62% in adult females. This represents a new 19-year high.

The report also found that meth was more available, cheaper, and stronger in 2018 compared to 2014.

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director of Criminal Justice Research Division at SANDAG, was at KUSI to discuss.

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