Report reveals decline in meth consumption in Western Australia

New data from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has revealed methamphetamine use in Western Australia continues to fall.

The latest results of wastewater testing show meth consumption in Perth for August 2019 fell by 19 per cent compared to the previous testing period in April 2019.

The report also reveals meth use in regional WA fell 10 per cent.

It’s the second consecutive reporting period in which WA has recorded a marked decrease in meth use, continuing the downward trend since the peak of December 2016.

Meth consumption is down by about 25 per cent since the peak in December 2016.

Of concern, the wastewater results indicated heroin consumption in both metropolitan Perth and regional WA increased during the period – a trend which was reflected nationally.

The WA Government’s comprehensive $244 million Methamphetamine Action Plan has given Police unprecedented resources to combat the supply of meth in our community, while providing significant investment in drug treatment facilities across the State.

Since the election of the WA Government the WA Police Force and its partner agencies have intercepted 2,000 thousand kilograms of methamphetamine.

Source: WA Government