What drug types drove increases in drug use and possession offences over the past decade?

08 July 2016

The Crime Statistics Agency has released an 'in brief' research paper outlining the types of drugs that were involved in drug use and possession offences in Victoria over the past ten years. 

The full report is available for download below

The technical note referred to in this paper is available here. 

The map and data tables below provide a breakdown of the rate per 100,000 population of use and possession offences involving each of drug types over the past ten years by Local Government Area. 


Interactive map: rate of drug types for use and possession offences by LGA 

*for the purpose of this analysis, offences are counted at the sub-incident level. 


Links to full report and data tables: 

Crime Statistics Agency
Crime Statistics Agency
Date of Publication


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