Number of Heroin Users in the United Kingdom

At the beginning of 2011, the number of people in the United Kingdom who were dealing with heroin addiction was estimated to be 300,000.

According to intelligence and security officials, most of the heroin that was abused in the United Kingdom originated from Afghanistan and Pakistan and was smuggled into the country.

(More crime in the United Kingdom statistics here.)

Source: “Dramatic drop in amount of heroin in UK,” BBC News, January 31, 2011.