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Women, drug use and crime: findings from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program

Research and public policy series no. 99

Wendy Loxley and Kerryn Adams
ISBN 978 1 921532 13 9 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology; April 2009


The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program makes a quarterly assessment of drug use by police detainees around Australia. This report finds differences in drug use between male and female detainees and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous female detainees, highlighting different patterns of drug usage and dependencies and of associated most serious offences leading to arrest.


Research: Drug use monitoring in Australia