In 2015–16, most police detainees reported that they had used methamphetamine in the previous 12 months, and the majority of these had used the drug in the last 30 days. More than half of the detainees who reported use in the previous 12 months reported injecting the drug. Forty-two percent of detainees who had used methamphetamine in the previous 12 months also reported being dependent. A majority of recent users reported consuming more than one point of methamphetamine on a typical occasion. Most recent users had also been involved in selling, giving away or sharing methamphetamine. Detainees reported that methamphetamine was readily available and that its quality was high. Most detainees reported that the price of methamphetamine had recently remained stable or decreased.
Statistical Bulletin 06
Australian Institute of Criminology, Commonwealth of Australia 2018