New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring report 2013
The latest New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring Programme Report (NZ-ADUM) has found that 41 % of people detained by police had been drinking prior to their arrest.
The NZ-ADUM study is an annual Massey University study that has been funded by Police since 2010. During the 2013 study 848 detainees were interviewed and 201 urine samples were taken at four police watch houses between April 2013 and July 2013. The study compares the 2013 findings with previous research from 2010, 2011 and 2012 to establish trends.
The survey participants were interviewed at Whangārei, Auckland Central, Wellington Central and Christchurch Central watch houses. Participation is optional and all information provided remains confidential.