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Table 2 Needles distributed and recovered by all service providers 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 45,400 36,900
May* May 31st was the closure   
June 24,700 13,400
July 33,400 24,000
August 36,500 19,700
September 34,213 27, 383* *
October 29,805 12,617
November 34,405 23,914
December 26,494 18,743
January, 2009 25,146 17,140
February, 2009 26,100 27,200
March, 2009 28,000 18,000
April, 2009 33,035 23,064
May, 2009 24,095 19,235
TOTAL 401,293 281,296
  1. * The data base for the NGO corrupted the data for May so the numbers are not available
  2. **Includes one client who returned 10,000 needles.