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Mephedrone

Question for Home Office

UIN 228935, tabled on 24 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the changes in the rate of mephedrone use in the (a) Gosport and Fareham area and (b) UK.

Answered on

26 March 2015

Data specifically on the Gosport and Fareham area is not available as the Crime Survey for England and Wales does not allow sufficiently robust estimates to be made for smaller geographic areas.

For England and Wales as a whole, the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales showed that the proportion of people aged 16 to 59 who said they had taken mephedrone in the last year was 0.6 per cent. This compares with 1.3 per cent in the 2010/11 survey. The table shows figures for each year available. Mephedrone was not specifically asked about in the survey before 2010/11.

Proportion of 16 to 59 year olds reporting use of mephedrone in the last year, 2010/11 to 2013/14
England and Wales, 2013/14 CSEW
Percentages
2010/111.3
2011/121.0
2012/130.5
2013/140.6
Source: 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales

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