Survey Drug Statistics
Various Home Office sponsored surveys provide estimates of self-reported illicit drug use among children and adults in England and Wales.
Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the British Crime Survey [England and Wales]
The British Crime Survey (BCS) has collected comparable drug use data since 1996 for adults aged 16-59 within a self-completion module at the end of the main interview.
Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England
The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care manage a school-based survey on drug use among children aged 11-15 (part-funded by the Home Office and the Department for Education). Figures are based on self-report use of cigarettes, alcohol and illicit drugs, with the survey focus alternating annually between smoking and drinking, and drugs. Trends are available since 2001.
The latest publications on smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England are available on the NHS Information Centre website
Drug use among young people [England and Wales] The Offending, Crime and Justice Survey (OCJS) has collected self-report drug use data among young people aged from 10 to 25, alongside information about offending behaviour.
Longitudinal analysis of the Offending, Crime and Justice Survey 2003–06, Home Office Research Report 19, 2009
Young people and crime: findings from the 2006 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey, Home Office Statistical Bulletin 09/08, 2008
Young People and Crime: Findings from the 2005 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey, Home Office Statistical Bulletin 17/06, 2006
Drug use among vulnerable groups of young people: findings from the 2003 Crime and Justice Survey, Findings 254, 2005
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