Comparative rates of violent crime amongst methamphetamine and opioid users: Victimisation and offending

Monograph no. 32

Michelle Torok, Shane Darke, Sharlene Kaye, Joanne Ross, Rebecca McKetin

There have been marked changes in methamphetamine use over the past decade as more potent forms of the drug have become increasingly available, particularly crystalline methamphetamine. A major concern of stronger potency methamphetamine is the increased potential for harm, such as psychotic symptoms and violent behaviour. Little is currently known about what effects methamphetamine use has on violent behaviour.