Hard Drug Users Arrested On Their First Offense in Germany 2011

"The overall figure for first-offence hard drug users increased from 2010 to 2011 by 14.5% to a total of 21,315 (2010: 18,621). As in the previous years, pronounced declines were found for heroin (2011: 2,742; 2010: 3,201; -14.3%). The number of first-offence hard drug users remained unchanged where the offence was in connection with cocaine (2011: 3,343; 2010: 3,211; +4.1%) and LSD (2011: 135; 2010: 141; -4.3%). For the first time since 2004, the number of first-offence users of ecstasy rose (2011: 942; 2010: 840; +12.1%).
"As in the previous years, the number of amphetamines users who came to the attention of the police for the first time115 increased (+11.5%) and reached a new peak in 2011 (12,709 cases; 2010: 11,401).
"At respectively low overall figures, the figures for first-offence methamphetamine users increased dramatically (2011: 1,693; 2010: 642; +163.7%) as did those for other hard drugs (2011: 897; 2010: 333; +169.4%). The figures for crack (2011: 438; 2010: 311; 40.8%) also increased considerably.
"First-time offenders in connection with amphetamines and methamphetamines accounted for a little less than 2/3 (62.9%) of the total of first-time offenders (heroin: 12.0%; cocaine: 1.6%, ecstasy: 4.1%, crack: 1.9% and others including LSD: 4.5%)116 in 2011. In this statistical documentation cannabis users are not taken account of since only so-called hard drugs are recorded (BKA 2012a)."

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German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht (DBDD)), "2012 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2011/2012" (Munich, Germany: DBDD, Oct. 2012), p. 162.
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