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Drug use in England and Wales

DRUG USE IN ENGLAND AND WALES

Used in the past year, 16-59-year-olds

Drug Estimated number of users % of population
Class A    
Cocaine powder 828,000 2.6
Crack cocaine* 58,000 0.2
Ecstasy 567,000 1.8
Heroin* 41,000 0.1
LSD 77,000 0.2
Magic mushrooms 201,000 0.6
Class A/B    
Amphetamines 421,000 1.3
Class B/C    
Tranquilisers 136,000 0.4
Class C    
Anabolic steroids 32,000 0.1
Cannabis 2,616,000 8.2
Not classified    
Amyl nitrate 440,000 1.4
Glues 61,000 0.2
Any drug 3,186,000 10.0

*Figures for heroin and crack may be underestimates as the types of groups that use these drugs, eg people living in homeless hostels, tend not to overlap with crime survey respondents



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