Northern Ireland Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme Activity
"In Northern Ireland during 2009/10:
" There were 15,828 visits to participating services by users of the scheme. This is an increase of 18% (2,439 visits) on the 2008/09 figure (13,389 visits).
" A cin bin is a sealed container which is used to safely dispose of used needles and syringes: 51% of cin bins issued to users of the scheme were returned in 2009/10 compared to 53% returned in 2008/09.
" 153,625 syringes were issued in 2009/10, compared to 135,700 in 2008/09. This is an increase of 13%."
Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, Statistical Bulletin PHIRB 2/2010: Statistics from the Northern Ireland Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme, 2009/10 (June 2010), p. 1.