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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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27 page PDF

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

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Table 2b: The number1 and percentage of seizures of controlled drugs by class of drug and by police force area, 2011-12

                                                                                                                                                                                        Number

Drug Class Central Dumfries & Galloway Fife Grampian Lothian & Borders5 Northern Strathclyde Tayside Scotland
Class A2 141 155 202 659 726 395 2,939 571 5,788
Class B3 698 592 945 1,591 2,687 1,500 11,072 1,368 20,453
Class C4 143 126 146 353 553 341 2,630 404 4,696
Total1 982 859 1,293 2,595 3,966 2,236 15,235 2,343 29,509
Percentage of Total Seizures
Class A 14.4 18.0 15.6 25.4 18.3 17.7 19.3 24.4 19.6
Class B 71.1 68.9 73.1 61.3 67.8 67.1 72.7 58.4 69.3
Class C 14.6 14.7 11.3 13.6 13.9 15.3 17.3 17.2 15.9

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. 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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