Key statistics

Cyprus Country Drug Report 2017

Key statistics

Most recent estimates and data reported

  EU range
  Year Country data Min. Max.
Cannabis
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 7.2 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2016 4.3 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2016 2.2 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 59 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 76 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 225.9 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 777 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 3.3 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 21 14 164 760
Potency — herbal (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 46
Potency — resin (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 87.4
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data 8-30 0.6 31.1
Price per gram — resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 3.3 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2016 0.4 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2016 0.2 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 10 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 8 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 106.9 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 95 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 80-100 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2.7 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2016 0.1 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2016 0.1 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 5 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 4 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 0 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2013 3 1 10 388
Purity — amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 100
Price per gram — amphetamine (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2.5 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2016 0.3 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2016 0.1 0.1 3.4
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 2
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 0 0 2
Quantity of MDMA seized (tablets) 2015 173 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 50 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-25 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2015 2.5 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 26 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 11 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 0 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 8 2 12 271
Purity — heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 96
Price per gram — heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 1.2 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 1.7 -1.9 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2015 44.2 15.7 83.5
Injecting drug use (cases rate/1 000 population) 2015 0.4 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths — all adults (cases/million population) 2015 15.4 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2015 164 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2015 252 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 798 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 436 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 948 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 802 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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