In 2014, 1.032 deaths due to drug consumption were registered in Germany. Compared to 2013, this number increased around 3 per cent. The majority of drug-related deaths was male (85 per cent), the average age increased to 38 years. Additionally, the number of drug-related cases increased about 9 per cent to 276.734. 20.120 first-time users were registered in Germany, which is a significant development of 5 per cent increase compared to the preceding year.
The following report on the drug situation in the Federal Republic of Germany is based on analyses of information from the Drugs Data File (Falldatei Rauschgift) and the Personal Data File (Personendatei).