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Crime: Drugs

Home Department written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) charged with possession of class (i) A, (ii) B and (iii) C drugs in each police force area in each year since 1997.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The number of arrests for “drug offences” is published within the Home Office Statistical Bulletin ‘Police Powers and Procedures’. It is not possible to separately identify what class of drugs these arrests were for. Convictions are published by the Ministry of Justice in their ‘Criminal Statistics’ publication. Current and previous copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House.

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