Crime, Recovery and Treatment

It has been suggested that drug users are more likely than non-users to commit criminal offences.

Research studies have found that acquisitive crime such as stealing is commonly linked to offenders of these crime types testing positive for drug use. Treatment for drug using offenders has been measured using a Value For Money (VFM) tool, which demonstrates that crime falls and health improves when people are in drug treatment.

A report has been produced, focusing on drug related criminal activities across Warwickshire for 2012/13. A link to this report can be found below.

Crime, Recovery & Treatment in Warwickshire 2012-13

Substance Misuse among Young People in Warwickshire

Front coverA report published by Public Health England was written, focusing on substance misuse among young people in England for 2012/13.  Following a similar structure, a Warwickshire based report has been produced highlighting the key messages around young people who accessed specialist treatment as a result of substance misuse in 2012/13.

Analysis was carried out using data from Compass, Warwickshire. Compass is a national leading provider, delivering services to young people in order to help tackle problem drug and alcohol use. The report includes figures for drug choices among young people in Warwickshire, most popular age, treatment services, referral sources and risky behaviours. A link to this report can be found below:

Substance Misuse among Young People in Warwickshire 2012/13