PSI has collected data on counterfeiting, illegal diversion and theft incidents for eleven consecutive years. The yearly totals for the last five years are shown on the adjacent bar chart.
The chart shows that annual incident totals moved in a narrow range over the past five years. The largest annual increase involved +169 incidents and the largest (and only) decrease was -68 incidents.
To better understand the magnitude of the counterfeiting incidents in CY 2012, PSI continued to tracked the quantity of drugs seized in each law enforcement action. Any incident which involved the seizure of more than 1,000 dosage units was classified as a commercial incident. Those incidents involving less than 1,000 dosage units were classified as non-commercial.
In CY 2012, 841 counterfeiting incidents involved either customs seizures or police/health inspector raids. Over half of the seizures made by law enforcement were confirmed as being of "non-commercial" size. As the adjacent pie-chart shows, non-commercial seizures reached fifty-two percent (52%). This is eight percent higher than the previous year.