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Table 1 Needles Distributed and Recovered by the NGO in Victoria in 2008 and 2009.

From: Impact: a case study examining the closure of a large urban fixed site needle exchange in Canada

2008 Distributed Recovered
April 28,038 26,562
May* The closure was May 31. n/a n/a
June 16,700 7.500
July 25,000 19,000
August 27,000 10,700
September 24,473 21,647**
October 22,095 7,966
November 24,862 16,503
December 14,885 5,932
January, 2009 16,256 10,139
February, 2009 17,900 18,200
March, 2009 21,100 9,100
April, 2009 21,943 17,361
May, 2009 18,037 8,961
TOTAL 285,151 177,409
  1. *The data base of the NGO corrupted the data for May so the numbers are not available.
  2. ** This includes one client who brought in 10,000 needles.