Steroid seizures and arrests soar to record highs in Australia

Terrence Goldsworthy, Laura McGillivray

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

Abstract

[Extract]
Two new reports reveal that Australia is catching fewer steroid shipments at our borders – yet the numbers of national steroid seizures and arrests have risen to record highs.

The latest Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime in Australia, released on Wednesday, suggested the decline in what we’re stopping at our borders may be due to more steroids being made locally, as well as their availability over the internet.

It comes just after the release of another Crime Commission report, on illicit drugs in Australia. This shows that the number of detections of performance- and image-enhancing drugs at the Australian border fell by a third in 2013-2014. That’s the first decrease seen since 2004-2005.

But the number of steroid-related drug seizures and arrests continued to rise across Australia, continuing a decade-long trend.

So what is the true picture of illegal performance- and image-enhancing drug use in Australia? And where are these drugs coming from?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2015

Fingerprint

seizure
drug
offense
organized crime
performance
drug use
Internet
trend

Cite this

@article{a839e4b164454225852071ed2fa7cf32,
title = "Steroid seizures and arrests soar to record highs in Australia",
abstract = "[Extract]Two new reports reveal that Australia is catching fewer steroid shipments at our borders – yet the numbers of national steroid seizures and arrests have risen to record highs.The latest Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime in Australia, released on Wednesday, suggested the decline in what we’re stopping at our borders may be due to more steroids being made locally, as well as their availability over the internet.It comes just after the release of another Crime Commission report, on illicit drugs in Australia. This shows that the number of detections of performance- and image-enhancing drugs at the Australian border fell by a third in 2013-2014. That’s the first decrease seen since 2004-2005.But the number of steroid-related drug seizures and arrests continued to rise across Australia, continuing a decade-long trend.So what is the true picture of illegal performance- and image-enhancing drug use in Australia? And where are these drugs coming from?",
author = "Terrence Goldsworthy and Laura McGillivray",
year = "2015",
month = "5",
day = "21",
language = "English",
journal = "The Conversation",

}

Steroid seizures and arrests soar to record highs in Australia. / Goldsworthy, Terrence; McGillivray, Laura.

In: The Conversation, 21.05.2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

TY - JOUR

T1 - Steroid seizures and arrests soar to record highs in Australia

AU - Goldsworthy, Terrence

AU - McGillivray, Laura

PY - 2015/5/21

Y1 - 2015/5/21

N2 - [Extract]Two new reports reveal that Australia is catching fewer steroid shipments at our borders – yet the numbers of national steroid seizures and arrests have risen to record highs.The latest Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime in Australia, released on Wednesday, suggested the decline in what we’re stopping at our borders may be due to more steroids being made locally, as well as their availability over the internet.It comes just after the release of another Crime Commission report, on illicit drugs in Australia. This shows that the number of detections of performance- and image-enhancing drugs at the Australian border fell by a third in 2013-2014. That’s the first decrease seen since 2004-2005.But the number of steroid-related drug seizures and arrests continued to rise across Australia, continuing a decade-long trend.So what is the true picture of illegal performance- and image-enhancing drug use in Australia? And where are these drugs coming from?

AB - [Extract]Two new reports reveal that Australia is catching fewer steroid shipments at our borders – yet the numbers of national steroid seizures and arrests have risen to record highs.The latest Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime in Australia, released on Wednesday, suggested the decline in what we’re stopping at our borders may be due to more steroids being made locally, as well as their availability over the internet.It comes just after the release of another Crime Commission report, on illicit drugs in Australia. This shows that the number of detections of performance- and image-enhancing drugs at the Australian border fell by a third in 2013-2014. That’s the first decrease seen since 2004-2005.But the number of steroid-related drug seizures and arrests continued to rise across Australia, continuing a decade-long trend.So what is the true picture of illegal performance- and image-enhancing drug use in Australia? And where are these drugs coming from?

M3 - Online Resource

JO - The Conversation

JF - The Conversation

ER -