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Recorded crime in Scotland: 2016-2017

Published: 26 Sep 2017

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

Recorded crime in Scotland: 2016-2017
Table A5: Drug crimes recorded by the police, Scotland 2007-08 to 2016-17

Table A5: Drug crimes recorded by the police, Scotland 2007-08 to 2016-17

Number & Percentage
Crime category 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 % change 15-16 to 16-17
Illegal importation of drugs 9 9 17 30 19 24 27 21 52 64 23
Illegal cultivation of drugs 490 609 753 964 1,242 1,251 1,185 1,066 1,036 822 -21
Possession of drugs with intent to supply 9,328 9,697 9,131 6,144 5,423 3,861 3,594 3,700 3,976 3,531 -11
Possession of drugs 30,559 31,805 29,179 26,960 28,326 29,150 30,451 31,632 29,929 27,766 -7
Drugs, other offences, money laundering 360 389 328 249 147 402 359 417 486 458 -6
Total Drug crimes 40,746 42,509 39,408 34,347 35,157 34,688 35,616 36,836 35,479 32,641 -8

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