Research and analysis

Opiate and crack cocaine use: prevalence estimates for local populations

Estimates of the number of opiate and crack cocaine users in local areas from 2014 to 2015.


Estimates of opiate and crack cocaine use prevalence: 2014 to 2015

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The data tables contain prevalence estimates of:

  • opiate and/or crack cocaine users, organised into age groups
  • opiate users, organised by age and gender
  • crack cocaine users

The tables also contain estimates at local authority, regional and national levels for 15 to 64 year olds.

The report compares estimates from 2014 to 2015 with estimates from 2011 to 2012.

This resource can be used by local authority commissioners to help to plan services to tackle opiate and crack cocaine dependence .

The estimates of opiate and crack cocaine use prevalence report published by the Liverpool John Moores University includes the methods used to get to the estimates, along with comparisons to previous estimates.

Published 1 September 2017