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Drug Offences Committed By Under 16's Since 2015

Question

1. The number of children under the age of 16 who have been charged in your force area with supplying, possession with intent to supply, or offering to supply illegal drugs since January 1, 2015.

2.  A breakdown of the ages of all the children involved and what they have been charged with e.g. two nine-year-olds charged with the supply of cocaine. 

3. The age of the youngest person charged with supplying, possession with intent to supply, or offering to supply illegal drugs in your force area since January 1, 2015 and the drug concerned, e.g. a nine-year-old charged with the supply of cocaine. 

4. The number of children under the age of 16 who have been charged in your force area with the possession of illegal drugs since January 1, 2015.

5. A breakdown of the ages of all the children involved and what they have been charged with e.g. two nine-year-olds charged with the possession of cocaine. 

6. The age of the youngest person charged with the possession of illegal drugs in your force area since January 1, 2015 and the drug concerned, e.g. a nine-year-old charged with the possession of cocaine. 

Answer

1. 5.

2. Please find the information in the table below:

Individual

Detainee Age at Charge

Offence Title

1

15

Possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A -   Heroin

2

15

Supply a controlled drug of Class A - Cocaine

2

15

Supply a controlled drug of Class A - Heroin

3

15

Possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A -   Heroin

3

15

Possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A -   Heroin

4

15

Possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A - Cocaine

4

15

Possess with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A -   Heroin

5

15

Offer to supply heroin

3. The youngest individual was aged 15 and charged with ‘offer to supply heroin.’

4. 11.

5. Please find the information in the table below:

Individual

Detainee Age at Charge

Offence Title

6

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

7

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

8

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

9

15

POSSESS A CONTROLLED DRUG - CLASS NOT KNOWN

10

13

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

11

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

12

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class A - MDMA

13

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

14

14

Possess a controlled drug of Class A - MDMA

15

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

16

15

Possess a controlled drug of Class B - Cannabis / Cannabis Resin

The occasions where children have been charged with possession of cannabis/cannabis resin have followed a variety of offences in the preceding months, for which they had received cautions already.

6. The youngest individual was aged 13 and charged with ‘Possess a controlled drug of Class B – Cannabis / Cannabis Resin.

 

FOI reference: 908/16.

Date of request: 12.07.16.