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Drug Arrests (6128/19)


1) How many arrests have your police force made for the offences of a) supplying controlled drugs or b) possession with intent to supply controlled drugs in the last six calendar years (2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018)?

Please can say how old the person arrested was, their gender and the drugs alleged to have been involved. I am trying to establish the number of people under the age of 18 involved in drug sales.

To do this I need total number of arrests, so I can work out how big a proportion are younger. I do not require any other identifying information. If you cannot give details of the gender then please still provide details of age.


Please find attached our response.

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.