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Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018

This bulletin presents statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, disaggregated by crime/offence group and by local authority.

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Table A5: Drug crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-18

  Number & Percentage
Crime category 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 % change 16-17 to 17-18
Illegal importation of drugs 9 17 30 19 24 27 21 52 64 70 9
Illegal cultivation of drugs 609 753 964 1,242 1,251 1,185 1,066 1,036 822 780 -5
Possession of drugs with intent to supply 9,697 9,131 6,144 5,423 3,861 3,594 3,700 3,976 3,531 3,877 10
Possession of drugs 31,805 29,179 26,960 28,326 29,150 30,451 31,632 29,929 27,766 27,171 -2
Drugs, other offences, money laundering 389 328 249 147 402 359 417 486 458 501 9
Total Drug crimes 42,509 39,408 34,347 35,157 34,688 35,616 36,836 35,479 32,641 32,399 -1
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