Sweden 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 6.6 6.5 36.8
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) 2015 7.3 0.4 22.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) 2015 3.2 0.3 11.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 10 3 71
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 16 8 79
Quantity of herbal cannabis seized (kg) 2015 1 053.5 4 45 816
Number of herbal cannabis seizures 2015 9 619 106 156 984
Quantity of cannabis resin seized (kg) 2015 1 065.3 1 380 361
Number of cannabis resin seizures 2015 8 897 14 164 760
Potency herbal (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 0.2-25 0 46
Potency resin (% THC) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-36 0 87.4
Price per gram herbal (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 7-21 0.6 31.1
Price per gram resin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 8-17 0.9 46.6
Cocaine
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (%, Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.6 0.9 4.9
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.2 4
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) No data No data 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 113.9 2 21 621
Number of cocaine seizures 2015 2 086 16 38 273
Purity (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-97 0 100
Price per gram (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 75-134 10 248.5
Amphetamines
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (%, Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.1 0.8 6.5
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.1 3.1
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) No data No data 0 1.6
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 7 0 70
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 8 0 75
Quantity of amphetamine seized (kg) 2015 529 0 3 796
Number of amphetamine seizures 2015 5 162 1 10 388
Purity amphetamine (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-100 0 100
Price per gram amphetamine (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 13-48 1 139.8
MDMA
Lifetime prevalence of use schools (%, Source: ESPAD) 2015 1.2 0.5 5.2
Last year prevalence of use young adults (%) No data No data 0.1 6.6
Last year prevalence of drug use all adults (%) No data No data 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 95 421 54 5 673 901
Number of MDMA seizures 2015 2 095 3 5 012
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 7-222 0 293
Price per tablet (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 5-27 0.5 60
Opioids
High-risk opioid use (rate/1 000) No data No data 0.3 8.1
All treatment entrants (%) 2015 24 4 93
First-time treatment entrants (%) 2015 15 2 87
Quantity of heroin seized (kg) 2015 8 0 8 294
Number of heroin seizures 2015 483 2 12 271
Purity heroin (%) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 1-63 0 96
Price per gram heroin (EUR) (minimum and maximum values registered) 2015 86-214 3.1 214
Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use (cases/million population, Source: ECDC) 2015 1.5 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) 2008/ 2011 1.4 0.2 9.2
Drug-induced deaths all adults (cases/million population) 2015 100.5 1.6 102.7
Health and social responses
Syringes distributed through specialised programmes 2015 281 397 164 12 314 781
Clients in substitution treatment 2015 3 679 252 168 840
Treatment demand
All clients 2015 37 988 282 124 234
First-time clients 2015 13 666 24 40 390
Drug law offences
Number of reports of offences 2015 94 035 472 411 157
Offences for use/possession 2015 84 494 359 390 843

* PWID — People who inject drugs.


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