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Figure DLO-3. Indexed trends in reports for drug law offences by type of drug in the EU Member States, 2005–10

 
 
Years200520062007200820092010
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Cannabis (802545)100100101114120120Heroin88806
Heroin (88806)10095106115111107Cocaine112454
Cocaine (112454)10098114125121112Amphetamine60476
Amphetamine (60476)100114117127117124Ecstasy9471
Ecstasy (9471)10080776542291073752
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 and Croatia; all series are indexed to a base of 100 in 2005 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 2010 (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 that in 2007 carried out changes in the information system likely to affect comparability across time (Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg and Slovakia) as well as 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 16 countries (82 % of the EU population 15-64), for cannabis on 17 (85 % of the EU population 15-64), for both amphetamine and ecstasy on 15 (81 % and 80 % of the EU population 15-64 respectively).

4. Additionally, where 2010 data are missing (1 countries) 2009 data are used.

Sources:

Reitox national focal points and, for population data Eurostat.

Years 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Cannabis (802 545) 100 100 101 114 120 120
Heroin (88 806) 100 95 106 115 111 107
Cocaine (112 454) 100 98 114 125 121 112
Amphetamine (60 476) 100 114 117 127 117 124
Ecstasy (9 471) 100 80 77 65 42 29
Drug Reports
Cannabis 802545
Heroin 88806
Cocaine 112454
Amphetamine 60476
Ecstasy 9471

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