Abstract:ObjectiveTo compare the time trends of Google search interest in methamphetamine and criminal offences related to this drug.MethodsGoogle Trends data for the search term "meth" was compared to methamphetamine-related crime statistics (incl. use, possession, and dealing) in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria for the years 2004–2016. Google data was availably monthly. Crime data was available yearly, and monthly values were imputed.ResultsOn the country level, internet search trends for "meth" roughly paralleled … Show more
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