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NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)



NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets 2011 : findings from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)


NT trends in ecstasy and related drug markets; Reports; PublicationNT




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Date:2011; Australian drug trends series No. 80




Drug abuse surveys -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Ecstasy (Drug) -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Drug abuse -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

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

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Sydney (N.S.W)



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xvii remained stable over the years, with dealing and property crime most common and low reported rates of fraud and violent crime. One-quarter of the sample had been arrested within 12 months of the interview. Twentynine percent had been arrested for drug possession or use, 25% for property crime, 8% for fraud, 8% for breach of AVO, 4% for dealing/trafficking, 4% for driving offences and 4% for violent crime. In 2009/10 (the most recent data available from the Australian Crime Commission) there was one arrest for heroin possession and three heroin seizures, which amounted to two grams. In 2008/09 there had been no arrests but two seizures, amounting to 641 grams. There was one cocaine provider arrest in 2009/10 (none in 2008/09), and one seizure which amounted to 13 grams (six seizures amounting to 235 grams in 2008/09). The combined number of arrests for ATS consumers and providers in 2009/10 decreased to 157 arrests from 175 in 2008/09. The number of ATS seizures decreased from 183 in 2008/09 to 167 seizures in 2009/10, with a weight of 6,344 grams compared to 38,937 grams in 2008/09. In 2009/10 there were a total of 597 arrests for both cannabis consumer and providers, identical to the combined number of consumer and provider arrests in 2008/09. There were 764 cannabis seizures in 2009/10, amounting to approximately 740 kilograms compared to 1,087 seizures amounting to 131 kilograms in 2008/09. NT Department of Justice data show that in 2010/11 there were 679 infringement notices issued for possessing cannabis compared to 559 in 2009/10.

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