Type of drugs offered to children in England 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the proportion of school children who have ever been offered individual drugs in England, in 2018, by gender. In the year 2018, four percent of boys and three percent of girls have been offered tranquilizers.

Proportion of children who have ever been offered individual drugs in England in 2018, by type and gender

BoysGirls
Cannabis25%19%
Cocaine10%10%
Crack6%7%
Ecstasy6%6%
Amphetamines5%5%
Poppers3%3%
Mephedrone1%1%
LSD5%4%
Magic mushrooms6%5%
Ketamine5%4%
Heroin5%5%
Methadone1%2%
Glue, gas, aerosols or solvents11%11%
Tranquilizers4%3%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Number of respondents

13,357*

Age group

11-15 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (boys)= 6,740; (girls)= 6,617

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