This release examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use among a nationally representative sample of 16 to 59 year olds resident in households in England and Wales and is based on results from the 2016 to 2017 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).
This release is produced to the highest professional standards by statisticians in accordance with the Home Office’s Statement of Compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Detailed information about the figures included in this release is available in the User guide to drug misuse statistics and in the User Guide to Crime Statistics for England and Wales (published by the Office for National Statistics).
While responsibility for the Crime Survey in England and Wales transferred to the Office for National Statistics on 1 April 2012, the Home Office has retained responsibility for analysis and publication of Drug Misuse figures.
For further information about illicit drug use measures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, please email: email@example.com or write to:
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