top

Login

Forgotten password?

Create new account

Possesion of Cannabis Arrests, Cautions and Charges 2015-2016

Question

This request relates to the following offences set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971:

     i. Possession of Cannabis - s.5(1) of the Act;

     ii. Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply - s.5(3) of the Act.

1.    For each of these two offences separately, please supply the following data broken down by each year a) 2004, b) 2005, c) 2006, d) 2007, e) 2008 and f) 2009 g) 2015 h) 2016:

a)    The total number of individuals arrested by your force

b)    The total number of individuals cautioned by your force

c)    The total number of individuals charged by your force

Answer

Please find our response in the tables below. We no longer hold arrest data from 2004 to 2007. In respect of the arrests, cautions & charges in 2008, 2009 and 2015 (until 23/11/2015) we are currently unable to provide this due to a technical issue with the system that holds this data. We are in the progress of investigating this and it may be beneficial for you to re-contact us should you wish to still receive this information in the future.

Possession of Cannabis

2015 (from 24/11/2015)

2016

Arrests

95

721

Cautions

13

158

Charges

32

360

 

Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply

2015 (from 24/11/2015)

2016

Arrests

19

131

Cautions

0

3

Charges

2

53

FOI reference: 394/17.

Date of request: 18.03.17.