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Figure DLO-3. Indexed trends in reports for drug law offences by type of drug in the EU, 2006–11

 
 
Years200620072008200920102011Cannabis870858
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Cannabis (870858)100101112119121124Heroin72950
Heroin (72950)10011112111811495Cocaine111286
Cocaine (111286)100121128130121121Amphetamine69647
Amphetamine (69647)100106125119123143Ecstasy10960
Ecstasy (10960)10097825437361135701
See also ‘General notes for interpreting data’ on the Explanatory notes and help page.

Notes:

1. The trends represent the available information on the national number of reports for drug law offences (criminal and non-criminal) reported by all law enforcement agencies in the EU Member States, all series are indexed to a base of 100 in 2006 and weighted by country population sizes to form an overall EU trend; the figures between brackets refer to the total number of offences as reported in 2011 (before weighting).

2. The general term 'reports for drug law offences' is used, since definitions and study units differ widely between countries. For definitions of the term 'reports for drug law offences', please refer to Drug law offences - methods and definitions.

3. Countries with missing data for two or more consecutive years are not included in the trend calculations. The trend line for both heroin and cocaine is based on 18 countries (85 % of the EU population 15-64), for cannabis on 19 (88 % of the EU population 15-64), for both amphetamine and ecstasy on 17 (81 % and 83 % of the EU population 15-64 respectively).

4. Additionally, where 2011 data are missing (2 cases for all trends) 2010 data are used, and for missing 2006 data (2 case for all trends) 2007 data are used.

Sources:

Reitox national focal points and, for population data Eurostat.

Years 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Cannabis (870 858) 100 101 112 119 121 124
Heroin (72 950) 100 111 121 118 114 95
Cocaine (111 286) 100 121 128 130 121 121
Amphetamine (69647) 100 106 125 119 123 143
Ecstasy (10960) 100 97 82 54 37 36
Drug Reports
Cannabis 870858
Heroin 72950
Cocaine 111286
Amphetamine 69647
Ecstasy 10960

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