Table 2a: The number1 and percentage of seizures of controlled drugs by class of drug and by police force area, 2010-11
|Drug Class||Central||Dumfries & Galloway||Fife||Grampian5||Lothian & Borders6||Northern||Strathclyde||Tayside||Scotland|
|Percentage of Total Seizures|
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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