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2010/11 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Use

Revised June 2016: During the quality assurance process in advance of publication of the SCJS 2014/15 Drug Use report, a small number of relatively minor errors were found in previous iterations of the report. These involve:

  • description of the base sizes for the analysis of the experiences of those using drugs in some instances in the 2010/11 and 2012/13 reports; and
  • the placement of crystal meth within annex data tables in each report since 2008/09.

The 2014/15 SCJS Drug Use report corrects each of these points and should be used for time series data on SCJS Drug Use. Further details are available on the SCJS Corrections and Revisions Page

2010/11 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Use

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ISBN9781780457178
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 27, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 717 8 (Web publication only)
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A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) publications

Conventions used in figures and tables

Executive Summary

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Limitations of the data
1.4 Classification of drugs
1.5 A note on reference periods
1.6 Comparing SCJS 2010/11 with BCS 2010/11
1.7 Structure of the report

2 Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use in Scotland
2.1 Chapter summary
2.2 Introduction
2.3 Self-reported drug use
2.4 Self-reported drug use by composite group and Class of drug
2.5 Self-reported drug use by specific drug
2.6 Variations in self-reported drug use
2.7 Being offered drugs in the last year
2.8 New drugs

3 The Experience of Adults Reporting Drug Use
3.1 Chapter summary
3.2 Introduction
3.3 Self-reported drug use in the last year
3.4 Self-reported drug use in the last month
3.5 Experience of drug use in last month
3.6 Experience of drug use ever

References

Annex 1: 2010/11 Data Tables

Annex 2: Self-completion Methodology

A NATIONAL STATISTICS PUBLICATION FOR SCOTLAND

FIGURES

Chapter 2

Figure 2.1: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use of drugs ever, in the last year and in the last month over time
Figure 2.2: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use of drugs by composite group ever, in the last year and in the last month
Figure 2.3: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting use of drugs by Class ever, in the last year and in the last month
Figure 2.4: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting drug use ever by drug used
Figure 2.5: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting drug use in the last year by drug used
Figure 2.6: % of adults aged 16 or over reporting drug use in the last month by drug used
Figure 2.7: % of adults reporting use of the most prevalent drugs in the last year over time
Figure 2.8: Variation in self-reported drug use ever, in the last year and last month among adults aged 16 or over by gender
Figure 2.9: Variation in drug use ever, in the last year and last month among adults aged 16 or over by age
Figure 2.10: Variation in drug use in the last year among adults of different age groups by gender
Figure 2.11: % of adults aged 16 or over being offered drugs in the last year within type of drug

Chapter 3

Figure 3.1: % of adults aged 16 or over who had used each illicit drug in the last year
Figure 3.2: % of adults aged 16 or over who had used each illicit drug in the last month
Figure 3.3: Frequency of using the drug used most often in the last month
Figure 3.4: Ease of getting hold of drug used most often in the last month
Figure 3.5: Drugs ever mixed with drug used most often in the last month - most often mixed drugs
Figure 3.6: % ever mixing drug used most often in the last month with other drugs or alcohol by gender
Figure 3.7: Age at which drugs were first taken
Figure 3.8: First drug ever used