Progress Toward Strategy Goals, Wales
"The Substance Misuse Annual Report 2010 (WAG 2010a) sets out the progress made in implementing the Welsh Assembly’s 10-year substance misuse strategy. An annex to the report sets out progress against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).21 Data show a 12% decrease in reported serious acquisitive crime since the previous year and a 19% decrease since baseline. Other achievements include an increase in the proportion of clients waiting no more than 10 working days between treatment referral and assessment, from 55% at baseline to 65% in 2009/10 and the creation of 1,794 additional treatment places in 2009/10. However, drug-related deaths increased from 96 in 2008 to 132 in 2009 and there has been an increase in the proportion of clients waiting more than 10 working days between assessment and the beginning of treatment."
UK Focal Point on Drugs, "United Kingdom drug situation: annual report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) 2011" (Lisbon, Portugal: EMCDDA, Nov. 2012), p. 33.