The number of offenders cautioned for possession of a controlled drug, and possession with intent to supply, in England and Wales for 2006 and 2007 (latest available from the Ministry of Justice) is given in the following table.
Cautions and court proceedings data for 2008 are planned for publication on
|Number of offenders cautioned for possession of a controlled drug, England and Wales, 2006-07( 1, 2)|
|Possession of a controlled drug||Possession with intent to supply|
|(1) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. |
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services: Ministry of Justice.