Key statistics in Germany 2017

Germany 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) No data No data 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2015 13.3 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2015 6.1 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 39 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 57 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 3 851.9 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 32 353 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 1 598.9 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 6 059 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 No data 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) No data No data 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2015 1.2 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2015 0.6 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 6 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 6 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 3 114.4 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 3 592 16 38 273
Purity (%)  (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 0 100
Price per gram (EUR)  (minimum and maximum values registered) No data No data 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use — schools (% , Source: ESPAD) No data No data 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2015 1.9 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2015 1 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 17 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 19 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 1 356 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 10 388 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) No data No data 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use — young adults (%) 2015 1.3 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2015 0.6 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 967 410 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 4 015 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) No data No data 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2014 3.0 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 33 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 13 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 210 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 3 061 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 1.7 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) No data No data 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) No data No data 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) 2015 22.2 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 2015 77 200 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 87 256 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 26 639 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 292 227 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 213 850 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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