Publication - Statistics

Drug Seizures by Scottish Police Forces, 2011-12

Published: 23 Apr 2013
ISBN:
9781782565192

Drug seizures by Scottish police forces in 2011-12

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Contents
Drug Seizures by Scottish Police Forces, 2011-12
Table 2a: The number1 and percentage of seizures of controlled drugs by class of drug and by police force area, 2010-11

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Table 2a: The number1 and percentage of seizures of controlled drugs by class of drug and by police force area, 2010-11

                                                                                                                                                                                          Number

Drug Class Central Dumfries & Galloway Fife Grampian5 Lothian & Borders6 Northern Strathclyde Tayside Scotland
Class A2 191 197 187 557 1,108 312 2,980 542 6,074
Class B3 777 433 866 1,056 2,639 1,239 9,614 1,197 17,821
Class C4 176 85 133 240 496 321 2,295 392 4,138
Total1 1,144 715 1,186 1,853 4,243 1,872 13,551 2,129 26,693
Percentage of Total Seizures
Class A 16.7 27.6 15.8 30.1 26.1 16.7 22.0 25.5 22.8
Class B 67.9 60.6 73.0 57.0 62.2 66.2 70.9 56.2 66.8
Class C 15.4 11.9 11.2 13.0 11.7 17.1 16.9 18.4 15.5

Notes:

1. Seizures involving more than one class of drug are counted as a single seizure in the total number of seizures but are counted separately against each individual drug class involved. For more information please see Note 3.3.1.

2. Figures for class A drugs include tapentadol, which became a controlled drug on 28 March 2011.

3. Figures for class B drugs include mephedrone and other cathinone-based drugs, which became controlled drugs on 16 April 2010, though some were already controlled as class C drugs.

4. Figures for class C drugs include amineptine, which became a controlled drug on 28 March 2011.

5. The previously published number of seizures for Grampian Police for 2010-11 were based on Grampian Police Quarterly statistics. The revised figures for 2010-11 are drawn directly from Grampian Police's crime recording system and as such provide greater accuracy. The quantity of drugs seized have not been affected.

6. Lothian and Borders Police are unable to provide seizures figures for some drug types. For more information please see Note 3.3.6.


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