SCOTLAND is the drug crime capital of the world, according to a United Nations report detailed by The Sun.
- Scotland drug capital of the world
- Highest criminal activity per person
- Six times higher than rest of world
The study found Scottish junkies and dealers committed more offences per head of population that any other nation.
The figure is double the rate in England and Wales - and six times higher than the rest of the world's average.
And it dwarfs nations of similar sizes - such as Norway, Ireland and Denmark.
The research by the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime compared narcotics criminal activity, abuse and possession across over 70 countries.
Scotland was top with 656 drug offences per 100,000 - followed by Iran with 619, Spain (573) and the U.S. (497).
Anti-drug campaigner Alistair Ramsay blasted the findings, saying: "We need a proper co-ordinated strategy across the board."
By Annabelle Love,
The Sun From: NewsCore
February 22, 2010 5:17PM
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Drug crime capital of the world revealed