Death from amphetamine drug use in England and Wales 1993-2018

In 2018, there were 100 amphetamine-related deaths in England and Wales. Although this is a slight decrease from the preceding year, the number of deaths as a result of amphetamine use has sharply increased in recent years. The number of deaths remained around 50 a year before jumping to 85 mortalities in 2014.

Offences involving the drug

In the European Union in 2016, over 6.2 thousand kilograms of amphetamines were seized by police forces. Germany had the highest weight of amphetamines seized in this year with approximately 1.5 thousand kilograms, the United Kingdom followed with the second-most quantity seized at 1.4 thousand kilograms.

Use of amphetamines among the population

The use of amphetamines among the general population is fairly low when the total share is displayed. The prevalence of use in the United Kingdom was 0.5 percent in 2016, in comparison to other EU nation’s use this ranks around mid-table. The highest prevalence of users is among those aged under 24 years and decreases through the age groups.

Number of drug-related deaths due to amphetamine use in England and Wales from 1993 to 2018

Number of deaths
2018100
201791
201696
201590
201485
201356
201249
201146
201048
200950
200859
200750
200649
200550
200443
200333
200251
200128
200040
199967
199848
199741
199633
199535
199419
199337
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

1993 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Number of drug-related deaths where amphetamine was mentioned on the death certificate.

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