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Drug use amongst police detainees: some comparative data

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 191

Toni Makkai
ISBN 0 642 24216 X ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, February 2001


The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia project monitors the use of illicit drugs amongst people who break the law. This paper examines the rates of detainees testing positive in various international and Australian sites for 1999. It shows that some Australian sites have among the highest rates of opiate use amongst detainees in the five countries in which similar research is being undertaken.


Drug Use Monitoring in Australia