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Figure DLO-4. Cocaine-related offences in Europe, 2000-2005 [see all figures in this series...]

Part (i) EU-15 Member states and Norway


Data between brackets refer to the number of reports for cocaine-related offences in 2005, except for France (2004), Sweden (2004), and the United Kingdom (2004).

Data were not available for Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Norway.

Luxembourg: Arrests for presumed offences against the 1973 drug law.

Portugal: Offences for cocaine only - figure does not include offences for 'cocaine + other drug(s)'.

Portugal: Since the decriminalisation of drug use/possession for use in July 2001, such offences are reported through a different monitoring system; although data from the latter are taken into consideration here (from mid-2001 and onwards), caution is required when comparing data before and after 2001 (2001 data should be taken with even more caution as the new information system on offences for drug use/possession was being tested for the first time).

Sweden: Persons given a summary fine by the prosecutor or sentenced by a court.

United Kingdom: 2001 data refer only to England, Scotland and Wales. Data do not include crack.


SB2006: Figure DLO-4 part (i)

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.


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