Illicit Drug Data Report 2018–19

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report 2018–19 provides a comprehensive snapshot of the Australian illicit drug market and is the 17th edition in the series.

It continues to inform policy and operational decisions across government, industry and the not-for-profit sector and focuses efforts to reduce the impact of illicit drugs on our communities

In 2018–19, there were 112,474 drug seizures and 153,377 illicit drug arrests. 26.6 tonnes of illicit drugs were seized nationally with methylamphetamine remaining one of the most consumed and seized illicit drugs in Australia.

The report provides an overview of changes since the previous reporting period and also includes longer term trends in key market indicators—including border detections, national seizures and arrests, price, purity, forensic analysis, wastewater analysis and drug user survey data—which inform and enhance our understanding of Australia’s illicit drug markets and the ability to identify changes within them.

Full report

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