Country data sheets provide a quick reference by country for 49 key statistics relating to the drugs field. They are drawn from the Statistical bulletin tables and collated for each country individually. They allow a rapid overview assessment of any one country.
These key statistics include:
- last-year prevalence figures for all adults and young adults for cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and cannabis, and lifetime prevalence figures for school students
- rate per 1 000 population of problem opioid use
- rate per 1 000 population of problem and injecting drug users
- percentage of drug users infected with HIV and HCV, and HIV infections newly diagnosed in injecting drug users
- rate per 1 000 000 population of drug-related deaths
- drug law offences overall and for use/possession
- number of drug users entering treatment for opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and cannabis
- numbers of syringes exchanged and distributed, and number of drug users in substitution treatment
- prices for heroin (brown), cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis
- purity of heroin (brown), cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis.
The EU picture
The final columns on the data sheet give information not about the country itself, but about the overall EU situation for each item of information. These columns show for each item the lowest and highest values reported across the EU countries. When positioning the individual country within the EU overall, it should be remembered that not all countries provide data for each item every year. The spread shown as the EU range is therefore not always for the current year only, but more often is spread over a range of recent years, using the most recently available data from all countries. The spread of years for each item is given in the (numerical) footnotes.