The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report 2019–20 provides a comprehensive snapshot of the Australian illicit drug market and is the 18th 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 2019–20, there was a record 121,274 national illicit drug seizures and a record 166,321 national illicit drug arrests. A record 38.5 tonnes of illicit drugs was seized nationally, with amphetamine-type stimulants and cannabis remaining the most 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. For the first time we have also included additional information and summary tables highlighting trends in national drug markets over the past decade for methylamphetamine, MDMA, cannabis, cocaine and heroin.