Alcohol 5,000 to 40,000
Heroin, morphine, methadone 944
Source: Office for National Statistics, Department of Health and Ash.
Figures refer to 2004, where substance is mentioned on the death certificate, except alcohol and tobacco which are annual estimates.
Source: Home Office research.
3.5 million a year aged 16 to 59
11 million in their liftetime
Source: British Crime Survey 05/06
DRUG RELATED CRIME
Estimated at £2.5 billion a year.
Here as an aide memoire more than anything else.
I think I\’m right in saying that a mention on a death certificate indicates a contribution to, a connection with, but not necessarily the sole cause of death.