Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

In a study of global commercial truck drivers, nearly half of drivers tested postive to using alcohol when driving, and 30 percent used amphetamines to stay awake during long trips. The study conducted by the Universidada Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that the number of users varied widely by country. In Brazil, 91 percent… Continue reading Substance Abuse by Commercial Truck Drivers

Human Trafficking in Norway in 2013

Criminal justice programs in Norway identified 349 people who were classified as victims of human trafficking activities in 2012. The number of victims in Norway was the highest number since the survey began collecting statistics in 2007. 255 of the victims were women, 70 were children, and 24 were men. Most of the victims were… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Norway in 2013

Online Piracy in Norway

In 2008, an estimated 1.2 billion music songs were digitally pirated on the Internet in Norway. In 2012, the number of pirated musics files dropped to 210 million. 260 million movies were illegally downloaded in Norway in 2008. By 2012, the number of pirated movies downloaded online fell to 120 million. Both declines in the… Continue reading Online Piracy in Norway

Cocaine Use in Switzerland Highest in Europe

A study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, cocaine use in cities in Switzerland is among the highest in Europe.

Everyday, up to 1.5 grams of cocaine is consumed by every 1,000 citizens in the Swiss cities of Bern, Geneva, Lucerne and Zurich.

In other European cities such as Barcelona, London, Milan and Paris, between 0.5 to 1 grams of cocaine is used by every 1,000.

Norther European cities had the lowest reported levels of cocaine use, with Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki registering 0.15 grams of cocaine use daily per 1,000 residents.

Across Europe, up to 356 kilograms of cocaine is consumed each day, which is 10 to 15 percent of the total global cocaine consumption.