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Table SZR-7. Number of heroin seizures 1995 to 2008

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium 3158::1112712134017332511041981350561928502307
Bulgaria(4):::::::48819088399135:
Czech Republic(1):::::::5578671078696105
Denmark 297331612509219912301499130496689410411064927647906
Germany(2)1859910113950983877748801475386658613866086691676368536638
Estonia ::218129249295861115667552955
Ireland 20966459988476759880271466061276312541698:
Greece :::::::3668434140984138376043655505
Spain 115721404015399134961193810410118007927481858737033681775568299
France 52164865392429642684282126502633256028283242321240284834
Italy 8359783068846368::::::3314349636453548
Cyprus :::::::::1099710387:
Latvia :::::427497267939790125254322
Lithuania ::2634103242132406799190272282
Luxembourg 255284237189306255211183155188236238254234
Hungary :::::::9790113108144154128
Malta ::::::12:39686353::
Netherlands ::81283515521833::::::::
Austria 12981110861654452478895836126313831371883765673
Poland(5)::::::231914209::::
Portugal(3)28283787347637504058320924311340115410881309131713091347
Romania :::::::::::6429841055
Slovenia :::::419552568539478550719572743
Slovakia :6871086567401547374224217167235214212242
Finland 82145153210342437557145904558252025
Sweden 805780833128512441264127110521057900804800871688
United Kingdom(6)646898341250815192155191645018170154321296513674164021655213497:
Croatia::::::656577552649707687604634
Turkey ::::::55477401588138179511001507
Norway 19132340248526142378231425011906170913991151198712041145
Total63735596406127960730514945266754569460354116344476546735286254327

Notes:

 A fuller historical series, back to 1985 for reporting countries, is available in the Supplementary tables section of this Statistical bulletin   

 (1) Accurate data are not available before 2002 due to double counting of seizures by police and customs reports.   

 (2) In 1995: the number of seizures based on offences; since 1996: the numbers of seizures based on police register.   

 (3) 2000 data include 9 seizures of liquid heroin; 2001 data include 4 seizures of liquid heroin.    

 (4) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior.   

 (5) Up to 2003 the number of large seizures only is reported; from 2004 all seizures are reported.    

 (6) Before 2006 data have been reported on a calendar year basis. Since 2006 seizures data will be published on a financial year basis (Data reported for 2006 is for 2006/07, data reported in 2007 is for 2007/08 and so on). There are no customs data for Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2006/07. In 2007 data are for England, Wales and Northern Ireland only (England and Wales reported both police and customs seizures and Northern Ireland only police seizures); no data for Scotland is available.   

Sources:

 Reitox national focal points   

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