Key statistics in Latvia 2017

Latvia 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 16.6 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 10 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 4.2 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 23 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 36 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 70.9 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 712 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 1 271.7 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 63 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) 2015 5-20 0.6 31.1
Price per gram resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 15-20 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2.3 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 0.5 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 1 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 2 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2015 3.7 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 62 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-76 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 70-120 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 3 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 0.7 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 0.3 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 16 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 21 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 7 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 192 1 10 388
Purity amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 5-96 0 100
Price per gram amphetamine (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-20 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2.7 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 0.8 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 0.3 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 238 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 154 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 30-100 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 5-15 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2014 4.7 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 54 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 33 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 3 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 142 2 12 271
Purity heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 2-29 0 96
Price per gram heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 60-140 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 44.3 0 44
HIV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2014/2015 7.1 0 30.9
HCV prevalence among PWID* (%) 2014/2015 48.6 15.7 83.5
Injecting drug use (cases rate/1 000 population) 2012 9.2 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths all adults (cases/million population) 2015 13.8 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2015 524 949 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2015 609 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 751 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 391 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 7 521 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 6 017 359 390 843

* PWID - People who inject drugs


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