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Table DUP-1. Prevalence of lifetime drug use among prisoners, 2000–11

Part (i) Most recent data available from survey/routine monitoring (%)

Countryyearsource/ referenceSampleAny illicit drugCannabisCocaineCrackHeroinAmphetaminesEcstasy LSD
Belgium(b)201011251615441(1):293332:
Bulgaria(a)2011198853026::20:::
Czech Republic(a)201011668493713:133518:
Denmark::::::::::::
Germany::::::::::::
Estonia::::::::::::
Ireland::::::::::::
Greece(a)2000113648:::::::
Spain(a)200614934:65533939(2)2524:
France::::::::::::
Italy(a)2003161267563342:3457:
Cyprus::::::::::::
Latvia(a)201011965666119254128:
Lithuania(b)20111329663615433821:
Luxembourg::::::::::::
Hungary(a)2008250344381982223:
Malta::::::::::::
Netherlands(a)200343557978(3)11(3)2(3)4(3)8(3)18(3)3(3)
Austria::::::::::::
Poland(a)200711240(4)494321:83929:
Portugal(a)200711986554835:301518:
Romania(a)20111206424139:1125:
Slovenia(c)20081438328:::::::
Slovakia::::::::::::
Finland:2001282558:::5(5)29::
Sweden::::::::::::
United Kingdom(c)2005-0631457(6)79(7)7043413737::
Croatia(a)2011121331462:410.3:
Turkey(a)201111125464113:8227:
Norway::::::::::::
 

Notes:

(a) Lifetime drug use prior imprisonment. (b) Lifetime drug use prior/within prison. (c) Refer to part (ii).

(1) Crack is included.

(2) Prevalence for heroin + cocaine in the same dose is as well available (31%).

(3) 2002-03, youth 14-17 year-olds on remand and convicted (n = 205). Heroin: Includes heroin and other opiates.

(4) Only adult males.

(5) Prevalence of opiates use.

(6) Only England and Wales prisons.

(7) Any of heroin, crack, cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis.

Source:

For methodological information, and previous surveys please refer to Reitox national focal points. See Table DUP-01 part (ii)

For access to sources and bibliographic references, refer to Table DUP-0.

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