World Drug Report 2012

Illicit drug markets have global dimensions and require coordinated responses on a comparable scale. In this context, the World Drug Report aims to improve understanding of the illicit drug problem and contribute to more international cooperation for countering it.
This year's edition begins with an overview of recent trends and the current situation in terms of production, trafficking and consumption and the consequences of illicit drug use in terms of treatment, drug-related diseases and drug-related deaths. The second chapter presents a long-term perspective: it looks at the main characteristics of the contemporary drug problem, the ways it has changed over the last few decades, the driving factors that shaped this evolution, and the directions it is likely to take in the future.

The Report is considerably shorter than previous editions, and the Statistical Annex is now published electronically on a CD-ROM, as well as on this website.



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CHAPTERS

1. Recent statistics and trend analysis of illicit drug markets
2. The contemporary drug problem: characteristics, patterns and driving factors
Annex & Glossary


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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STATISTICAL ANNEX

Methodology

SEIZURES

Maps

Major quantities seized and year-on-year trends

Graphs

Trends in world seizures
Global and regional seizures of amphetamine-type stimulants, excluding "ecstasy"
Global and regional seizures of cannabis herb
Global and regional seizures of cannabis resin
Global and regional seizures of cocaine
Global and regional seizures of opiates
Global seizures of ecstasy-group substances

Tables
Drug seizures by country and drug type, 2006-2010

DRUG USE

Maps

Prevalence of drug use among the general population
Trends in drug use (expert perception)
Ranking of drugs in order of prevalence (expert perception)
Problem drugs, as reflected in treatment demand
Drug-related deaths

Tables

Prevalence of drug use among the general population
Prevalence of drug use among youth
Problem drugs, as reflected in treatment demand
Morbidity (Hepatitis B and C)
Drug-related deaths

PRICES

Cocaine and heroin prices in Europe and the United States, 1990-2010

Retail and wholesale prices by drug type and country
(2010 or latest available year)

Amphetamine-type stimulants
Cannabis-type
Cocaine-type
Opioids

ILLICIT LABORATORIES

Amphetamine-type stimulants
Cannabis
Cocaine
Opioids
Other drugs

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