Key statistics in Denmark 2017

Denmark 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 12.5 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2013 17.6 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2013 6.9 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2014 71 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2014 79 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 616 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 1 214 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 3 619 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 14 680 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) 2015 16-40 0 87.4
Price per gram — herbal (EUR)   (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0.6 31.1
Price per gram — resin (EUR)   (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 6.8-20 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.8 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2013 2.4 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2013 0.9 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2014 6 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2014 6 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 548 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 3 470 16 38 273
Purity (%)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-89 0 100
Price per gram (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 54-161 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 0.9 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2013 1.4 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2013 0.6 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2014 7 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2014 6 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 190 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 2 443 1 10 388
Purity — amphetamine  (%)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-47 0 100
Price per gram — amphetamine (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 6.7-27 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 0.5 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2013 0.7 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2013 0.2 0.1 3.4
All treatment entrants (%) 2014 0 0 2
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2014 0 0 2
Quantity of MDMA seized (tablets) 2015 70 244 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 1 005 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 17-218 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 3-13 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) No data No data 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2014 13 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2014 5 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 29 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 571 2 12 271
Purity — heroin (%)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-42 0 96
Price per gram — heroin (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 54-134 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use  (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 1.4 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2006 2.1 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2008 52.5 15.7 83.5
Injecting drug use (cases rate/1 000 population) No data No data 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths — all adults (cases/million population) 2014 57.6 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes No data No data 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2014 6 268 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2014 6 275 282 124 234
First-time clients 2014 2 756 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2014 26 290 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2014 21 412 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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