Cannabis plants seized (1856_15)

Request

How many cannabis plants were seized by your police force in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014?

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

Year Total
2011 1,260
2012 1,344
2013 1,209
2014* 1,020
Grand Total 4,833

Cannabis plants seized between 01/01/2011 and 31/12/2014

* Provisional recorded Data for 2014/15 as not yet submitted to the Home Office.

 

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