Territory Stories

NT Drug Trends 2009 : Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)



NT Drug Trends 2009 : Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)


Northern Territory drug trends; PublicationNT; E-Journals




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.


C. Moon




Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre; University of New South Wales

Place of publication

Sydney (N.S.W.)


Australian Drug Trends Series No. 44

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

100 The NT has recorded only small numbers of heroin and other opioid arrests and seizures since 2003/04. The total number of ATS consumer and provider arrests made in the NT in 2006/07 increased to 175, the highest number recorded since 2000/01. The number of seizures has increased steadily since 2001/02 to 185 in the most recent year, with the weight of seizures showing an increase from 1,409g in 2008 to 1,952g this year. Consumer and provider arrests related to cannabis declined to a total of 552, although consistent with previous years. Both the number and weight of seizures increased. The number of cannabis infringement notices issued as recorded by the ACC increased between 2003/04 and 2005/06 but declined in 2006/07 and 2007/08. More recent data from the NT Police suggests that the number of infringement notices served has been stable 2007/08 and 2008/09.