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Comparative rates of violent crime among regular methamphetamine and opioid users: Offending and victimization

Darke, Shane; Torok, Michelle; Kaye, Sharlene; Ross, Joanne; McKetin, Rebecca


Aims To determine the comparative levels of violent offending and victimization among regular methamphetamine and heroin users. Design Cross-sectional Setting Sydney, Australia. Participants A total of 400 regular methamphetamine (METH) and heroin (HER) users (118 methamphetamine users: METH; 161 regular heroin users: HER; 121 regular users of both: BOTH). Findings Eighty-two per cent reported a life-time history of committing violent crime, 41% in the past 12 months. There were no group...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction
DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02872.x


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