4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, Apr 1999  
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ABCI/NCSU National Illicit Drug Statistics Project

The National Illicit Drug Statistics Project report was completed in January 1999. It provides a framework for the collection, analysis and publication of nationally comparable statistics on illicit drugs that is designed to facilitate the accurate assessment of the effectiveness of law enforcement strategies.

The joint Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence/NCSU project was funded through the National Community Based Approach to Drug Law Enforcement (NCBADLE). The final report was provided to the NCBADLE Secretariat in January and is currently being considered by the NCBADLE Board.

Once it is approved by the Board, the report will be distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies, after which detailed estimates of the cost of implementing the recommendations of the report will be sought from each of the major State and Territory stakeholders.