Drug Offenses in Hungary 2011
"In 2013 a total of 5,545 procedures launched due to offences concerning the misuse of illicit drugs were concluded. (ST11_2014_HU_01) As compared to the previous year, the number of registered drug offences rose by 6.3%.
"In the first half of 2013 investigations were concluded in 5,328 cases in connection with the misuse of illicit drugs or new psychoactive substances falling under the force of the old Btk, In the second half of the year, under the new Btk., 217 additional cases were terminated. Misuse of new psychoactive substances was recorded in 88 cases that fell under the force of the old Btk. (Article 238/b), and in 10 cases that fell under the force of the new Btk. (Article 184). (Misuse of new psychoactive substances has entailed criminal law liability since March 2012. For more details see 2012 National Report chapter 1.2.)
"A police body103 initiated criminal proceedings in 89% of the registered drug offences, similarly to previous years. Those initiating criminal proceedings also included, among others, a person observing the crime, the victims of perpetrators of other crimes committed under the influence of illicit drugs and the National Tax and Customs Administration."