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Feb 13 2011

2009 Drug Use Comparison Report


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime produces a World Drug Report, and some figures from the 2009 report are shown in the charts below.

Take note of the year that the figures relate to, as some dates are substantially different from others, especially the figures from Canada.

Cannabis use as percentage of population aged 15-64

    Year
    17.0% Canada 2002
    13.3% New Zealand 2006
    12.3% USA 2007
    11.0% Scotland 2006
    10.6% Australia 2007
    7.4% England and Wales 2008
    7.2% Northern Ireland 2007
    6.3% Ireland 2007

Amphetamines use as percentage of population aged 15-64

    Year
    2.7% Australia 2007
    2.3% New Zealand 2006
    2.2% Scotland 2006
    1.6% USA 2007
    1.0% England and Wales 2008
    1.0% Northern Ireland 2007
    1.0% Canada 2004
    0.4% Ireland 2007

Ecstasy use as percentage of population aged 15-64

    Year
    4.2% Australia 2007
    3.2% Scotland 2006
    2.6% New Zealand 2006
    1.8% Northern Ireland 2007
    1.5% England and Wales 2008
    1.3% Canada 2004
    1.2% Ireland 2007
    1.1% USA 2007

Opiates use as percentage of population aged 15-64

    Year
    1.6% Scotland 2004
    1.0% England and Wales 2005
    0.6% USA 2000
    0.5% Ireland 2001
    0.4% Australia 2007
    0.4% New Zealand 2006
    0.3% Canada 2003
    0.1% Northern Ireland 2006

Cocaine use as percentage of population aged 15-64

    Year
    3.8% Scotland 2006
    2.8% USA 2007
    2.3% England and Wales 2008
    2.3% Canada 2004
    1.9% Northern Ireland 2007
    1.9% Australia 2007
    1.7% Ireland 2007
    0.8% New Zealand 2006

The full report, showing all countries is available at: www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/WDR-2009.html






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