In the Media

Use of crack cocaine rises by a third in three years

PUBLISHED July 27, 2005

The number of people using crack cocaine has risen by 30 per cent in the past three years. More people used crack than heroin last year, according to a report by the charity Turning Point.

While the numbers using heroin have remained steady, at about 64,000, those on crack have risen by 20,000 in the past three years to 79,000 in 2004.