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A question on the use of khat was added to the British Crime Survey in October 2009 to provide estimates on the level of khat use within the general household population. Prior to this no assessment of prevalence was made by the Department.
First estimates (based on six months data) published in July 2010 show that 0.2% of adults reported using khat in the previous year. As this is the first time the data have been collected, no trend information is available. New estimates for from the 2010-11 BCS will be published end July 2011.
Hoare, J. and Moon, D. (2010) ‘Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the 2009/10 British Crime Survey (England and Wales)’