Malaysia: Drug Addicts Statistic 2000-2005, by State

From Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, the statistic on Number of Drug Addict by State, from year 2000 to 2005.

State 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
 Johor    3,506    2,470    2,462    2,237    4,094    3,910  
 Kedah    1,716    1,747    3,965    4,593    3,444    2,606  
 Kelantan    2,740    2,699    2,825    3,625    3,516    2,514  
 Melaka    851    678    524    393    791    650  
 N. Sembilan    1,359    1,704    1,195    1,034    923    760  
 Pulau Pinang  5,731    6,201    6,214    6,685    5,976    6,403 
 Pahang    1,881    1,665    1,414    1,695    1,283    1,663  
 Perak    2,669    3,348    2,943    2,845    2,705    3,340  
 Perlis    128    192    405    511    447    318  
 Sabah    1,752    2,213    2,045    2,393    5,367    2,134  
 Sarawak    305    234    306    569    374    669  
 Selangor    3,461    3,908    3,698    3,509    3,090    2,562  
 Terengganu    951    1,791    1,059    724    706    356  
 W.P.KL    3,475    2,619    2,680    6,073    5,852    4,906  

Penang has the highest number of drug addicts, on average of 6201 per year for the past 6 years. This is followed by Kuala Lumpur, 4268 drug addicts per year and Johor, 3113 pr year. On the other hand, Perlish, Sarawak and Melaka has low number of drug addicts. To make a meaningful comparison, the number of drug addicts will be normalized to population of each state, for year 2005 and as shown below:

State – Drug addicts per 10 000 population

Sarawak - 2.9
Trengganu - 3.5
Selangor - 5.4
Sabah - 7.3
Negeri Sembilan - 8.0
Melaka - 9.1
Pahang - 11.7
Johor - 12.6
Kedah - 14.1
Perlis - 14.2
Perak - 14.8
Kelantan - 16.7
Kuala Lumpur - 31.5
Penang - 43.6

Both big cities like Penang and Kuala Lumpur has higher number of drug addicts per population. However, it is also the more rural states like Kelantan and Perlis are ahead of many other states and falling behind Penang and KL, in terms of number of drug addicts per 10 000 population. Sarawak and Trengganu has the least number of drug addicts per population.

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