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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Contents >> Crime and Justice >> Drug offences >> Drug offences by State/Territory

In 2001-02, cannabis offenders accounted for the largest proportion of drug offenders, with 55,494 offenders (75.2% of all drug offenders nationally). South Australia had the greatest proportion of offenders involved in cannabis with 93.0%, followed by the Northern Territory with 92.7%. Victoria had the lowest proportion of cannabis offenders, with 59.7% involved in this type of drug.

The next largest proportion of offenders involved amphetamine offences, accounting for 10.9% of all drug offenders nationally. Western Australia had the largest proportion of offenders involved in amphetamines with 18.1%, followed by the Australian Capital Territory with 15.9% and Victoria with 14.3%. South Australia and Tasmania had the lowest proportion of offenders involved in amphetamines, at 4.5% and 4.7% respectively.


PROPORTION OF TOTAL DRUG OFFENDERS, By Drug Type - 2001-02

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA(a)
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT(c)
Aust.

Drug type

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Cannabis(a)(b)(c)
72.9
59.7
75.1
93.0
75.1
80.9
92.7
74.9
75.2
Cocaine
2.8
0.8
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.8
0.8
Heroin
5.3
16.1
1.2
0.6
1.7
1.8
0.2
5.3
4.4
Amphetamine
12.3
14.3
8.8
4.5
18.1
4.7
6.3
15.9
10.9
Hallucinogens
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.3
-
0.1
Steroids
0.2
-
0.2
-
-
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
Other drugs
6.3
8.8
14.6
1.7
4.7
12.5
0.1
2.6
8.4
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

Total drug offenders

16,623

11,211

22,726

10,550

9,529

1,903

887

378

73,807

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Includes cannabis expiation notices.
(b) Includes drug infringement notices.
(c) Includes simple cannabis offence notices.

Source: Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, Australian Illicit Drug Report, 2001-02.


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