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Supply/possession of Drugs - 16 years old and under

Question

1. How many arrests have your police force made for the offences of supplying controlled drugs or possession with intent to supply controlled drugs in the last year (2015 calendar year) for young persons aged sixteen or under? 

2. Please provide if possible the figures for each age group i.e. ten, eleven, twelve etc and also broken down by gender for each of the two offences, breaking the alleged offences down by Class A and Class B drugs. 

3. For those children who were arrested AND were aged 13 or under please provide specific details on the charge they were arrested on and the exact type and class of drug they were alleged to have been involved with.

 

Answer

1. We have identified 46 arrests in 2015. 

2. Please find the information in table below: 

Offence

13 years old

14 years old

15 years old

16 years old

Gender notes

Possess   with intent to supply Class A

1

2

10

13

1   15-year-old arrestee was female, all others were male

Possess   with intent to supply Class B

0

0

5

7

All   those arrested were male

Possess   with intent to supply Class Unspecified

0

0

1

1

The   16-year-old arrestee was female

Supply   Class A

0

0

2

4

All   those arrested were male

Supply   Class B

0

0

0

0

 

3. The one 13-year-old was arrested for possession with intent to supply Cocaine (Class A).

 

FOI Reference: 526/16