Drug seizures and offender characteristics: 2016-2017
- In addition to drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Psychoactive Substance Act 2016 made it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, possess on custodial premises, import or export psychoactive substances. A small amount of these types of drugs were seized in 2016-17. We will consider how seizures of these types of drugs can be included in future bulletins.
- Justice Analytical Services publishes a work plan each year detailing the programme of work planned over the current financial year period. The work of the division covers both an agreed forward programme of analytical priorities, and routine analytical work particularly related to the compilation of National and Official Statistics, ongoing project management and knowledge transfer activity.
- Analytical planning to develop a programme for the financial year 2017-18 followed a structured process of engagement with policy colleagues which was designed to closely align our analysis with current policy priorities and to the delivery of outcomes. The work plan is available via the following link, with an updated plan for 2018-19 due for publication later in the year: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/JAS-Programme-2017-18
- Clearly, only a limited selection of tables can be included in any statistical bulletin. Further analysis of Drug Seizures in Scotland can be supplied on request. In certain cases a fee is charged. For details of what can be provided, please contact Debbie Kyle on JusticeAnalysts@gov.scot.