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Country overview: Denmark

Key statistics on the drug situation in Denmark

Drug/Indicator Key statistic Year Data EU range
Min. Max.
Opioids Problem opioid use (rate/1 000) : : 0.26 8.2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 17.5 7 91
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 7.1 2 93
Purity — heroin brown (%) 2011 15.0 5 44
Price per gram — heroin brown (EUR) 2011 84 25 143
Cocaine Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 2.0 1 5
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 2.5 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.9 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 5.1 0 41
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 5.8 0 45
Purity (%) 2011 22.0 22 61
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 66 50 98
Amphetamines Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 2.0 1 7
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 2.0 0 4
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.7 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 9.5 0 65
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 10.3 0 70
Purity (%) 2011 7.0 5 30
Price per gram (EUR) 2011 19 8 28
Ecstasy Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2011 1.0 1 4
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 0.8 0 3
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2010 0.3 0 2
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.3 0 1
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 0.5 0 2
Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) : : 43 133
Price per tablet (EUR) 2011 7 4 17
Cannabis Prevalence of drug use — schools (%) 2010 18.0 5 42
Prevalence of drug use — young adults (%) 2010 13.5 0 18
Prevalence of drug use — all adults (%) 2011 5.4 0 10
All clients entering treatment (%) 2011 63.4 4 69
New clients entering treatment (%) 2011 72.6 3 78
Potency — herbal (%) : : 1 11
Potency — resin (%) : : 4 16
Price per gram — herbal (EUR) : : 5 23
Price per gram — resin (EUR) 2011 7 3 18
Prevalence of problem drug use Problem drug use (rate/1 000) 2009 9.1 2.1 10.0
Injecting drug use (rate/1 000) 2006 3.6 0.2 5.7
Drug-related infectious diseases/deaths HIV infections newly diagnosed (rate/million) 2011 1.8 0.0 51.5
HIV prevalence (%) 2006 2.1 0 34
HCV prevalence (%) 2008 52.5 18 65
Drug-related deaths (rate/million) 2010 49.8 1.0 135.7
Health and social responses Syringes distributed : : 0 13 800 000
Clients in substitution treatment 2011 7 600 188 177 993
Treatment demand All clients 2011 5 688 224 119 652
New clients 2011 1 847 18 47 566
All clients with known primary drug 2011 3 779 224 114 904
New clients with known primary drug 2011 1 444 163 44 984
Drug law offences Number of reports of offences 2011 21 211 388 415 354
Offences for use/possession : : 59 391 649

Notes

See the explanatory notes for further information on the methods and definitions.

Only the most recent data are available for each key statistic. Data before 2006 were excluded.

Page last updated: Monday, 27 May 2013