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Figure DLO-2. Indexed trends in reports for drug-related offences by broad type of offence in the EU Member States 2001–06


1. The trends represent the available information on the national number of reports for drug-related 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 2001 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 2006 (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 missing information for two or more consecutive years are not included in the trend calculations: both trends are based on 17 countries.

4. Additionally, where 2006 data are missing (1 case for both use-related and supply-related reports) 2005 data are used, for missing 2001 data (4 cases for both use-related and supply-related reports) 2002 data are used.

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