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Figure DLO-4. Indexed trends in reports for offences related to drug use or possession for use in the EU, 2006–11

 
 
Years200620072008200920102011Cannabis731479
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Cannabis use (731479)10099112119119121Heroin44941
Heroin use (44941)10011111411510885Cocaine77309
Cocaine use (77309)100117120119109105Amphetamine53548
Amphetamine use (53548)100101131127116128Ecstasy8264
Ecstasy use (8264)10010279563638915541
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 offences related to drug use/possession for use information for two or more consecutive years, are not included in the trend calculations. The trend lines for cannabis, heroin and cocaine are based on 18 countries (85 % of the EU population 15-64), amphetamine on 15 countries (79 % of the EU population 15-64) and ecstasy on 16 countries (82 % of the EU population 15-64).

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 (731 479) 100 99 112 119 119 121
Heroin (44 941) 100 111 114 115 108 85
Cocaine (77 309) 100 117 120 119 109 105
Amphetamine (53 548) 100 101 131 127 116 128
Ecstasy (8 264) 100 102 79 56 36 38
Drug Reports
Cannabis 731479
Heroin 44941
Cocaine 77309
Amphetamine 53548
Ecstasy 8264

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