Drug Misuse

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 11th October 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-30064

To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug-related convictions there have been in each year since 1996.

Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat

The information available is given in the following table. The statistics identify persons with a charge proved where the main offence involved the illegal importation, cultivation, supply or possession of drugs. Other offences may be drug-related, such as those committed to fund a drug habit, but these cannot be separately identified within the statistics held centrally. Information for 2001 is not expected to be available until around November 2002.

Persons with a Charge Proved Where the Main Offence was a Drugs Offence, 1996-2000

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Year

Number

1996

6,183

1997

7,005

1998

6,918

1999

6,400

2000

5,383

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