Drug Misuse Declared

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Drug Misuse Declared

  1. 1. Drug Misuse Declared Findings from the 2009/10 British Crime Survey
  2. 2. Where do these figures come from? <ul><li>The data in this presentation is taken from the Home Office report, Drug Misuse Declared Findings from the 2009/10 British Crime Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of the report can be downloaded from the Home Office website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/drug-use-prevalence.html </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proportion of 16 -24 year olds saying they have ever used drugs 8% fewer young adults say they have ever taken a drug than in 1996
  4. 4. Young adult’s drug use - ever 2.7 million young adults are estimated to have used an illicit drug at some time in their lives.
  5. 5. Proportion of 16 -24 year olds saying they have used drugs in the last year
  6. 6. Young adult’s drug use – last year 1.3 million young adults are estimated to have taken an illicit drug in the last year.
  7. 7. Proportion of 16 – 24 year olds saying they have used drugs in the last month 7% fewer young adults say they took a drug in the last month than in 1996
  8. 8. Young adult’s drug use – last month 772,000 young adults took an illicit drug in the last month
  9. 9. The most common age that drug users say that they first took... <ul><li>Cannabis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 – 19 yr olds said they had been 15 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 – 24 yr olds said they had been 15 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 – 19 yr olds said they were 16 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 – 24 yr olds said they had been 18 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cocaine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 – 19 yr olds said they were 17 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 – 24 yr olds said they had been 18 years old </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Estimated numbers of 16 – 24 year olds who have used an illicit drug, by type
  11. 11. Proportion of frequent drug users aged 16 to 24 years 481,000 young adults are estimated to be frequent drug users
  12. 12. 16 to 24 year olds reporting use of cannabis or ‘skunk’
  13. 13. Use of cannabis in the last year
  14. 14. Use of any Class A drug in the last year 'Any Class A drug' comprises powder cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, magic mushrooms, heroin and methadone plus methamphetamine since 2008/09
  15. 15. Use of powder cocaine in the last year
  16. 16. Use of ecstasy in the last year
  17. 17. Use of hallucinogens in the last year
  18. 18. Use of amphetamines in the last year

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