Though the US wiretaps have raised just 5% from the year 2012, the overall wiretaps have increased by 100% since 2003. It is good to note that about 97% of the whole 2013's authorizations were targeting the mobile gadgets like cell phones with a minority being installed on landline phones. Only five states namely Montana, South and North Dakota, Hawaii and Vermont did not had any requests for wiretaps.
The huge volume of wiretaps authorized in New York, California and Florida is due to the fact that these are very populous states. Colorado ranks second in the same list with 12.4. But this is not the case with Nevada. When compared against its population, Nevada has wiretap numbers that is comparatively huge. It is 38.2 authorized wiretaps per 5 lakh people.