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Convictions for the sale of class A drugs from people under the age of 21 and location: FOI release

Published: 4 Dec 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
4 Dec 2020
Convictions for the sale of class A drugs from people under the age of 21 and location: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000106077
Date received: 1 Nov 2020
Date responded: 19 Nov 2020
Information requested

You asked for 'the number of convictions for the sale of class A drugs from people under the age of 21' and 'a breakdown of the ethnic background and location for the convictions'.

Response

The answer to your question is provided in the table below.

Number of people under 21 years old, with a charge proved for supply of class A drugs(1),(2), by Local Authority of the court, 2018-19.

Aberdeen City - 5
Aberdeenshire - 2
Dumfries & Galloway - 1
East Ayrshire - 3
Edinburgh, City of - 6
Falkirk - 3
Glasgow City - 6
Highland - 1
Moray - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1
Not Known - 2
Perth & Kinross - 1
Renfrewshire - 2
South Ayrshire - 3
South Lanarkshire - 1
Stirling - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 
West Lothian - 1

Total - 41

(1) - where main crime;
(2) - charges refer to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 s4(3)(a)(b)
Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

The Scottish Government doesn't hold information on offenders' ethnicity.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

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