In line with the national average, the latest available data from 2015 indicated that Herefordshire had an opiate/crack cocaine prevalence rate per 1000 population of over 8%. Herefordshire continues to experience issues related to county line drug supply network activity. The presence of these networks presents significant threat, harm and risk to the most vulnerable within the local community with systematic criminal, physical, mental and sexual exploitation usually occurring in addition to the drug supply aspect. This activity resulted in one murder during the period 2017/18.
Last updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018