This section includes statistical information regarding drug offences.
a: Includes hallucinogens, steroids and other drugs (not defined elsewhere)
- Since 1996–97, there has been a small overall decline of three percent in the annual number of arrests for drug offences. From 2005–06 to 2006–07, drug arrests increased by five percent.
- Arrests for cannabis and heroin have both declined since 1996–97, by 18 percent and 70 percent respectively.
- Arrests for amphetamines have more than tripled, increasing by 260 percent since 1996–97.
- In 1996–97, 81 percent of drug arrests involved cannabis, compared with 69 percent in 2006–07.
- Australian Institute of Criminology - Australian crime: Facts and figures: 2013
- Australian Institute of Criminology - Drug use monitoring in Australia: 2009–10 report on drug use among police detainees
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - World Drug Report 2014
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2013
- Australian Crime Commision - Illicit Drug Data Report 2013-14
- Drug Info - Drug Information: Statistical Trends