(Estimated Drug Control Spending in Wales) "From April 2013, the allocation of both the revenue and capital elements of the Substance Misuse Action Fund (SMAF) was made at a regional rather than local level with Area Planning Boards receiving the funding instead of Community Safety Partnerships. Substance misuse funding in Wales is shown in Table 1.1. It shows an increase in overall funding since 2006/07, with a doubling of funding for the Substance Misuse Action Fund over this period.
Statistics and other data regarding drug policies in the United Kingdom, covering all areas including public safety/criminal justice, treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and public health. Please note: the United Kingdom section includes data for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Scotland does its own separate data reporting, so Scotland has a chapter of its own.
(Estimated Drug Control Budget in Northern Ireland, 2012-2013/2013-2014) "The majority of the funding for the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs was devolved to the Public Health Agency (PHA) in 2009. Given that the Strategy is combined, it is difficult to provide data for ‘drugs only’ expenditure. In 2012/13, the PHA allocated just under £7 million to alcohol and drug-related services. In addition, almost £8 million is allocated to the provision of alcohol and drug treatment services within the Health and Social Care Trust.
(Price and Purity of Cocaine in the UK, 2011) "The mean purity of cocaine powder increased for the second year in a row after decreasing since 2005 (Table 10.8). The purity remains far below the levels seen in 2005 and almost half the level of 2003. Cocaine powder is commonly adulterated with benzocaine and levamisole.
(Hepatitis C Prevalence and Injection Drug Use) "The prevalence of hepatitis C infection amongst PWID remains high overall (HPA et al. 2012). In 2011, 44% of the (current and former) PWID participating in the UAM Survey in England and Wales had antibodies to hepatitis C169, which is similar to the level seen in recent years (ST09). However, this is higher than the level found in 2000 when prevalence was 38% (ST09).
(Prevalence of HIV Related To Injection Drug Use in the UK, 2011) "The overall prevalence of HIV seen amongst people who inject drugs (PWID) in 2011 was similar to that seen in recent years, and remains higher than that found in the late 1990s. The Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM)138 survey of current and former PWID in England and Wales indicated an overall HIV prevalence of 1.3% in 2011 (ST09).
(Prevalence of HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs, UK) "The overall prevalence of HIV seen amongst people who inject drugs (PWID) in 2011 was similar to that seen in recent years, and remains higher than that found in the late 1990s. The Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM)163 survey of current and former PWID in England and Wales indicated an overall HIV prevalence of 1.3% in 2011 (ST09).
(Limitations of Drug-Related Mortality Data)
" In around 11 per cent of drug poisoning deaths only a general description is recorded on the coroner’s death certificate (such as drug overdose or multiple drug toxicity). Deaths where the certificate contains only non-specific information cannot contribute to the counts of deaths involving specific substances.
(Opiate-Related Mortality, England and Wales) "Over half (57 per cent) of all deaths related to drug poisoning involved an opiate drug. In 2011, as in previous years, the most commonly mentioned opiates were heroin and/or morphine, which were involved in 596 deaths (see Background note 8). For males, heroin/morphine was involved in more deaths than any other substance.
(Drug-Related Mortality, by Gender, England and Wales) "The male mortality rate from drug misuse dropped significantly from it’s peak of 55.8 deaths per million population in 2009 to 43.4 deaths per million population in 2011 – the lowest rate since 2003.
"Despite some annual fluctuations, the female mortality rate from drug misuse has tended to increase since 1993. The mortality rate peaked in 2008 at 15.6 deaths per million population, then dropped significantly in 2009, but increased slightly in 2010 and 2011, reaching 14.4 deaths per million population."
(Drug Misuse Deaths, England and Wales) "In 2011 there were 1,605 drug misuse deaths. The number of male deaths decreased by 14 per cent from 1,382 in 2010 to 1,192 in 2011. However over the same period the number of female deaths rose by 3 per cent from 402 to 413 (Table 1).