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Drug seizures and Offender Characteristics, 2018-2019 and 2019-20

An overview of the number of drugs possession and supply crimes and the quantities seized during 2018-19 and 2019-20. There are also details of the types of offenders, location, and how the crime was discovered for possession based crimes.

Drug seizures and Offender Characteristics, 2018-2019 and 2019-20
Drug Seizures and Offender Characteristics, 2018-19 and 2019-20

Drug Seizures and Offender Characteristics, 2018-19 and 2019-20

This bulletin presents Official Statistics on drug seizures made by the police in Scotland and the characteristics of those found in possession of drugs. These statistics relate to drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, which divides drugs into three classes, namely A, B and C. For the purpose of this bulletin, the drug classifications at the end of the reporting periods, to 31 March 2019 and 2020 respectively, have been applied to the data.


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