Seizures of illegal drugs by drug group in Europe 2017

This statistic displays the share of reported seizures of illegal drugs, by drug group in Europe in 2017. In this year, cannabis was the most commonly seized drug in Europe, accounting for 72 percent of drug seizures. This was followed by cocaine and crack which accounted for ten percent of drug seizures. The least commonly seized drug was MDMA which accounted for three percent of drug seizures in 2017.

Proportion of reported seizures of illicit drugs in Europe in 2017

Share of reported number of seizures
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Release date

June 2019



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Supplementary notes

* 'Use' includes offences for use and possession for personal use.

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