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Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2020-2021

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority. This bulletin also includes a new chapter which presents an estimate of how many cyber-crimes were recorded in Scotland during 2019-20 and 2020-21.

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Table A5: Drug crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2011-12 to 2020-21

Crime category 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 % change 19-20 to 2020-21
Illegal importation of drugs 19 24 27 21 52 64 70 56 106 59 -44
Illegal cultivation of drugs 1,242 1,251 1,185 1,066 1,036 822 780 622 610 710 16
Possession of drugs with intent to supply 5,423 3,861 3,594 3,700 3,976 3,531 3,877 3,973 3,841 3,953 3
Possession of drugs 28,326 29,150 30,451 31,632 29,929 27,766 27,171 29,843 30,469 30,344 0
Drugs, other offences, money laundering 147 402 359 417 486 458 501 337 277 344 24
Total Drug crimes 35,157 34,688 35,616 36,836 35,479 32,641 32,399 34,831 35,303 35,410 0

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