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Table 1 gives the figures for the percentage of offenders convicted of drug offences in 2007-09 who had previously been convicted for any type of offence(s).
|Table 1: Percentage of offenders convicted for drug offences who had a previous conviction for any type of offence(s) in 2007-09|
|Year of sentence||Percentage|
The figures presented in table 1 have been taken from the dataset used for Table 6.1 of Sentence Statistics 2009 published by the Ministry of Justice on
These figures have been drawn from the police's administrative IT system, the police national computer, which, as with any large scale recording system, is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing. The figures are provisional and subject to change as more information is recorded by the police.