How many amphetamine-type stimulant arrests are made each year in Australia?

In 2013-14, there were a record 26,269 arrests related to amphetamine-type stimulants in Australia. Of these, 76% were consumer arrests and 24% were provider arrests.

Source: Australian Crime Commission (2015) Illicit Drug Data Report 2013-14.

†The Australian Crime Commission defines amphetamine-type stimulants as including amphetamine, methylamphetamine, and phenethylamines.

Consumer Arrests: The Australian Crime Commission differentiates between people who have been apprehended for trading in, as opposed to using, illicit drugs. Those charged with user-type offences (possessing or administering drugs for their own use) are classified as consumers.

Provider Arrests: The Australian Crime Commission differentiates between people who have been apprehended for trading in, as opposed to using, illicit drugs. Those charged with supply-type offences (importation, trafficking, selling, cultivation and manufacture) are classified as providers.