Meanwhile, hardly anyone is getting wiretapped in Washington and Michigan, where just .1 out of 500,000 gets surreptitiously surveilled on portable devices. And Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont didn't have any wiretap requests at all.
Why the discrepancy? The U.S. Courts report states that 87 percent of the wiretapping authorization requests specify illegal drugs as the primary crime. So states with high rates of illegal drug activity are likely to have higher wiretapping rates.
Of course, if you're not doing anything illegal, your chances of getting wiretapped by a law enforcement agency will be far lower than someone who is participating in a drug scheme or engaged in another felonious activity, whether you're in Reno or Roca Baton.