Recorded Crime (5010_14)

Request

The count of recorded crimes for drug offence in relations to person of 18 years and under,for the time period in the financial years of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.

 

Could I also add the financial year of 2003/2004 to that request

Response

Home Office Group of total drugs offences where the defendant was 0-17 years from 01 April 2003 – 31 March 2014

YEAR Number of Crimes
2002-2003 1,119
2003-2004 1,104
2004-2005 809
2005-2006 1035
2006-2007 848
2007-2008 862
2008-2009 781
2009-2010 676
2010-2011 571
2011-2012 500
2012-2013 478
2013-2014 365

 

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

 

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