Today the House of Commons debates UK drugs policy. This post considers statistics on drug use in England and Wales, looking at data from the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales. Datasets for Scotland and Northern Ireland are produced separately by the devolved administrations.
According to the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales, just over 3% of people aged 16-59 reported using a Class A drug within the last year. Almost 9% report having used any drug in the last year.
Percentage reporting drug use in the last year, 2013/14