Drug injections worldwide

Between 11 and 21 million people worldwide injects themselves with illegal drugs each year.  China, the United States, Russia and Brazil have the largest number of people who are injecting drugs.  These four countries account for 45 percent of all illegal injections worldwide.

 

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  1. Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, “World Drug Report 2009: Executive Summary,” June 2009.

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