Key statistics in the Netherlands 2017

Netherlands 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 22.4 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 16.1 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 8.7 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 47 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 56 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2012 12 600 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures No data No data 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2012 2 200 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures No data No data 14 164 760
Potency herbal (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 4.5-25 0 46
Potency resin (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1.9-45.4 0 87.4
Price per gram herbal (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 No data 0.6 31.1
Price per gram resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 No data 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.9 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 3.6 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 1.9 0.1 2.3
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 24 0 37
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 21 0 40
Quantity of cocaine seized (kg) 2012 10 000 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures No data No data 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-89 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 10-130 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 2.4 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 3.1 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 1.6 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 7 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 7 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2012 680 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures No data No data 1 10 388
Purity amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-73 0 100
Price per gram amphetamine (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-50 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (% , Source: ESPAD) 2015 3.1 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 6.6 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 3.4 0.1 3.4
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 1 0 2
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 1 0 2
Quantity of MDMA seized (tablets) 2012 2 442 200 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures No data No data 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-293 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 0.5-10 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) 2012 1.3 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 11 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 6 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2012 750 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures No data No data 2 12 271
Purity heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-87 0 96
Price per gram heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 15-70 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use (cases/ million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 0.1 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 16.5 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2012 237 400 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2014 7 421 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 10 987 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 6 529 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 20 503 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession No data No data 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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