Illicit drugs in figures

Illicit drugs in figures

Looking for ways to collect national figures about the total amounts of confiscated illicit drugs in the Netherlands (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

The Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Safety and Justice (WODC) yearly asks the national police to deliver national figures about the total amounts of confiscated illicit drugs in the Netherlands, for the National Drug Monitor as well as for the reports for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). These figures however cannot be accurately delivered. Some police units do deliver figures, others do not. Hence, there is no complete national overview.

This finding motivated the WODC to investigate the background of this problem, and especially the question if there are practical ways to collect national figures. This summary offers an answer to the research questions shaping this investigation.

Publication data

Author(s):
Jacobs, M.J.G., Pieron, M., Roos-Nijkamp, L.M.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
EMMA
Year of publication:
2016

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