House of Lords
Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour)
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of drug offences were recorded in Lincolnshire, according to class of drug, in each year from 1996 up to the last year for which records are available.
Lord Henley (Conservative)
The available information relates to drug offences recorded by the police in Lincolnshire and is given in the table. It is not possible to identify the class of drug involved from the police recorded crime statistics collected by the Home Office.
|Drug offences recorded by the police in Lincolnshire|
|Year||Number of offences|
1. Trafficking in controlled drugs offences only.
2. The police recorded crime coverage was extended and the counting rules changed in 1998-99. Data before and after that date are not directly comparable.
3. Possession of controlled drug offences were introduced in 1998-99.
4. The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced nationally in 2002-03 and police recorded crime figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.