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Table DLO-2. Offence types in reports for drug law offences [see all tables in this series...]

Part (ii) Methodological notes

CountriesMethods of percentages calculation and other notes
BelgiumBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
BulgariaBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
Czech RepublicBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
DenmarkBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
GermanyBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
EstoniaBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
IrelandBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
GreeceBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
SpainBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
FranceBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
ItalyBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
CyprusBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
LatviaBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
LuxembourgBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
Calculated on arrests for presumed offences against the 1973 drug law.
MaltaBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
NetherlandsBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
AustriaBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
Based on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
The law only distinguishes between small and large quantities. Thus cases of possession and small-scale trafficking have been considered as 'use/possession for use' and cases of possession and trafficking of large quantities as 'dealing/trafficking'.
RomaniaBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
PolandBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
PortugalBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
Since the decriminalisation of drug use/possession for use in July 2001, such offences are reported through a different monitoring system; data presented here come from the latter as well as from the monitoring system recording criminal drug law offences.
SloveniaBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
FinlandBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
Dealing/trafficking offences include both aggravated narcotics offences and other narcotics offences.
SwedenBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
United KingdomBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
CroatiaBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.
TurkeyBased on drug offences considered as main offences.
NorwayBased on all drug offences: several different drug offences may be involved in one case.

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