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European Drug Report 2015: Data and statistics

 

 

Statistical bulletin 2015

The data presented here cover a broad range of areas including the most recent estimates of treatment and prevalence, drug-related infectious diseases, high risk drug use estimate, levels of drug related deaths, drug related crime in the form of drug seizures, types of offence, price, purity and use in prison, and country responses to the drug situation in Europe.

Date of last update: 04 June 2015.

The data is largely based on data submitted to the EMCDDA by the Reitox network of focal points and is the result of close cooperation between focal points and experts at the country level, and the EMCDDA at the European level.

Methods and definitions

Methods and definitions used can be found on the methods and definitions section.

About the data

The information provided here may be freely reused, provided it is reproduced accurately, not presented in a misleading way and that all sources are acknowledged.

To get started browsing the latest data on drugs in Europe, first select a starting point. Each option below provides you with a different way of exploring the data so select the one that best suits your needs.

Data tables by topic

Select this option to view datasets by topic and category, for all countries. All available data is shown.

Visualisations

Select this option to explore the data visually through maps and charts.

Search by country

Select this option you to view data for one or more countries. Good for comparing data between countries.

Technical notes

The following browsers are supported: Chrome 9 and later, Firefox 4 and later, Internet Explorer 9 and later, Safari 5 and later. Other browsers may also work but haven't been tested. Because of the quantity of data, the data is currently only available as an interactive product (i.e. you must have JavaScript enabled, which is the case by default on most browsers).

Our aim is to make this data available to as many users as possible so, if you have specific needs or encounter technical difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us at online@emcdda.europa.eu.

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Select a general area of interest from the menu on the left. Explore each of these datasets by navigating through the tree. Larger datasets may take a few moments the first time you click on them. Much of the data can be viewed directly in your browser, though some data is only available as downloaded Excel files.

Visualisations

Prevalence

Treatment demand

Drug-related infectious diseases

Drug-related deaths and mortality

Seizures of drugs

Health and social responses

Proportion of reported number of seizures for the main illicit drugs, 2013

 

Trends in number of cannabis seizures and quantity seized

Resin, number of seizures

 

Resin, quantity seized (kilograms)

 

Herb, number of seizures

 

Herb, quantity seized (kilograms)

 

Number of heroin seizures and quantity seized

Number of seizures, trends

 

Quantity seized, trends

 

Number of seizures, 2013

 

Quantity seized, 2013

 

Number of cocaine seizures and quantity seized

Number of seizures, trends

 

Quantity seized, trends

 

Number of seizures, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Quantity seized, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Number of amphetamine seizures and quantity seized

Number of seizures, trends

 

Quantity seized, trends

 

Number of seizures, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Quantity seized, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Number of methamphetamine seizures and quantity seized

Number of seizures, trends

 

Quantity seized, trends

 

Number of seizures, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Quantity seized, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Numbers of MDMA seizures and tablets seized

Number of seizures, trends

 

Quantity seized, trends

 

Number of seizures, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Quantity seized, 2013 (or most recent year)

 

Last year prevalence of cannabis use among young adults (15–34)

Most recent data

 

Countries with statistically significant trends: Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom

 

Countries with statistically significant trends: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France and Sweden

 

Infographic: cannabis users entering treatment

infographic showing cannabis users entering treatment

Last year prevalence of cocaine use among young adults (15–34)

Selected trends

 

Most recent data

 

Infographic: cocaine users entering treatment

Cocaine users entering treatment

Last year prevalence of amphetamines use among young adults (15–34)

Selected trends

 

Most recent data

 

Infographic: amphetamines users entering treatment

infographic showing amphetamine users entering treatment

Last year prevalence of ecstasy use among young adults (15–34)

Selected trends

 

Most recent data

 

Last year prevalence among young adults (15–34): general population and club-goers (10 countries)

 

 

Sources: Global Drug Survey 2014 and the most recent general population surveys for the following countries: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, United Kingdom. Amphetamines: minus Belgium and Netherlands. Ecstasy: minus Netherlands.

National estimates of last year prevalence of high-risk opioid use

Trends

 

Most recent data

 

Treatment entrants citing opioids as primary drug

By type of opioid

 
 

Percentage reporting opioids other than heroin

 

Trends in age structure of clients entering treatment by primary drug

2006

 

2013

 

First-time treatment entrants reporting injecting as the main route of administration of their primary drug

First-time treatment entrants reporting injecting as the main route of administration of their primary drug

 

Infographic: heroin users entering treatment

heroin users entering treatment infographic

Newly diagnosed HIV cases related to injecting drug use

Trends in number of cases

 

Most recent data (cases per million population)

 

Data for 2013 (source: ECDC).

HCV antibody prevalence among injecting drug users, 2012/2013

 

Number of drug-induced deaths by age group in 2006 and in 2013

 

 

Drug-induced mortality rates among adults (15–64)

Selected trends

 

Most recent data (cases per million population)

 

NB: Trends in the ten countries reporting the highest values in 2013.

Infographic: drug-induced deaths

infographic on drug-induced deaths

Numbers receiving drug treatment in Europe in 2013, by setting

chart showing numbers receiving drug treatment in Europe in 2013, by setting

Trends in percentage of clients entering specialised drug treatment services, by primary drug

 

Trends in number of clients in opioid substitution treatment

 

Percentage of problem opioid users receiving substitution treatment (estimate)

chart showing percentage of problem opioid users receiving substitution treatment

Number of syringes provided through specialised programmes per injecting drug user (estimate)

chart showing number of syringes provided through specialised programmes per injecting drug user

 

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