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Drug: Offences

Justice written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions in the London borough of Bexley for drug-related offences resulted in prison sentences in the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The number of defendants found guilty at all courts and sentenced to immediate custody for drug offences in the Metropolitan police force area, for the years 2007 to 2009 (latest available) are presented in the table.

Information at borough level is not collated centrally by the Ministry of Justice.

Data for 2010 are planned for publication in the spring of 2011.

Number of defendants found guilty at all courts and sentenced to immediate custody for drug offences in the Metropolitan police force area, for the years 2007 - 09( 1, 2)
Metropolitan police force area Found guilty Immediate custody
2007 10,083 1,687
2008 12,276 1,924
2009 12,694 1,917
(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings 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 it 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 courts and 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.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

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