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Figure DLO-6. Indexed trends in reports for drug law offences in EU member states 2000-2005


1. The trends represent the available information on national number of reports for drug law offences (criminal and non criminal) reported by all law enforcement agencies in the EU Member States; all series are indexed to a base of 100 in 2000 and weighted by country population sizes to form an overall EU trend.

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', refer to Drug law offences – methods and definitions in the 2007 statistical bulletin.

3. Countries missing information for two or more consecutive years are not included in the trend calculations: The overall trend is based on 24 countries, the trend for heroin is based on 14 countries, cocaine on 14, and cannabis on 15.

4. Additionally, where 2005 data are missing (4 cases for all reports, 3 cases for cannabis, 3 cases for heroin and 3 cases for cocaine) 2004 data are used, and for missing 2000 data (1 case for all reports, 3 cases for cannabis, 3 cases for heroin and 3 cases for cocaine), 2001 data are used.


SB2006: none

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


Reitox national focal points and, for population data, http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/

Page last updated: Tuesday, 13 November 2007