Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014/15: Drug Use

This report presents findings on illicit drug use from the self-completion module of the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. It provides data and analysis on drug use in the last month, in the last year and ever among adults aged sixteen and over in Scotla


This report is a National Statistics output produced to the highest professional standards and free from political interference. It has been produced by Laura Robertson working with Scottish Government Researchers and Statisticians in the Justice Analytical Services Division.

Thanks go to a number of people involved in the development, implementation and reporting of the SCJS 2014/15. In particular the 11,472 people across Scotland who took time to provide their thoughts and opinions in the survey, as well as the interviewers and support staff who carried out the interviews.

Particular thanks go to Leon Page and colleagues at TNS BMRB for their support and advice across all aspects of the survey management, and to the Office of the Chief Statistician and Performance at the Scottish Government, for methodological inputs.

Comments and Suggestions

We are committed to continual improvement and would welcome any comments or suggestions on how the SCJS reports could be improved or adapted in the future. Similarly, if you have any enquiries on any aspects of the survey development then we would welcome your opinions or questions. Please contact the SCJS Project Team.


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