Australia’s ice epidemic: Worrying new statistics released


Crystal Methamphetamine. Photo by Radspunk, Wikimedia Commons

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott labelled crystal methamphetamine, more commonly known as ice, a “national menace” in 2015.

Later that year, Mr Abbott established a national taskforce to combat the rise of the drug.

However, a recent report from the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission paints a concerning picture about the continual growth of ice use in Australia.

Explore this interactive map which shows the growth of ice use in Australia since 2016.

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