Convictions for Drug-Related Crimes in Greece, 2009

"The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is responsible for collecting data from the judicial services on the number of individuals convicted for drug-related offences and reports them to the Greek REITOX Focal Point on a yearly basis. The latest available data are for the year 2009 (Figure 9.2). Of a total of 45 127 convicts, 1 818 (4.0%) were convicted for drug-related crimes. The overwhelming majority (96.3%, ?=1 751) are men. 1 222 individuals (67.2%) were convicted for drug use, possession or cultivation of a small quantity for personal use, 520 individuals were convicted for drug use, dealing and trafficking (28.6%), 61 individuals for drug dealing and trafficking (3.4%), and 15 individuals for drug cultivation / production (0.8%). Figure 9.3 shows the distribution of convicts by gender and drug-related offence in the four-year period 2005-2009. In the period under consideration there has been no significant variation in the distribution of convicts by gender and drug-related offence.
"Most of the offences (32.4%) were committed in the region of Attica, 30.5% in the region of Central and West Macedonia, 8.1% in the Peloponnese, 7.9% on Crete, 6.4% in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, 4.9% on the Aegean islands, and 9.8% in the rest of the country. It is pointed out that the two regions where most of the offences were committed were again Macedonia and Attica in the years 2005-2008, too."

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University Mental Health Research Institute, "2012 National Report (2011 Data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Greece: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues" (Athens, Greece: UMHRI, 2012), pp. 127-128.
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