Drug Consumption Offenses in Germany 2011, by Drug Type

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"This section is about narcotics offences that are - due to the related conditions (quantity, persons involved) - classified by police as 'general offences' and are therefore taken as referring to consumption-related offences (Figure 9.2). The police criminal statistics (BMI 2012) show that cannabis plays a predominant role also in the case of consumption-related offences: 59.4% of all respective cases in 2011 are related to cannabis. Heroin (8.0%), amphetamines (18.4%) and cocaine (6.0%) together account for 32.4% of the recorded cases. The remaining proportion is split between ecstasy, LSD and other drugs. In 2011, the total number (170,297) increased by 2.7% in comparison with the previous year (2010: 165,880). The number of consumption-related offences in connection with amphetamines increased by 21.9% from 2010 (25,695) to 2011 (31,330) and thus continued the trend which began in the mid 1990s. In addition to the number of consumption related offences in connection with amphetamine, an increase was seen in the number in connection with ecstasy (+12.3%) and other substances (+18.3%). Aside from these, there were minimal changes in respect of cannabis (+1.6%), cocaine (-2.8%) and LSD (+6.8%) as well as a significant reduction in the case of heroin (-25.1%)."


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), pp. 160-161.

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