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Drugs At University (1830A/23)


Please answer this for the academic years of 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23.

1) Please tell me the number of times your force was called to a university over reports of suspected drug dealing and drugs were found when your officers searched the suspects? Please tell me the name of the university you were called to, how many suspects there were, what type of drug(s) were found (please send me any photos of these drugs in a jpeg format) and what action was taken on the suspect(s) (arrest, warning etc). Please tell me if the suspect(s) were eventually charged over the drug dealing.


In relation to my request (1830A/23), yes please I want recorded crimes for the academic year (which runs from 01 Sep to 31 Aug each year). In terms of the offence, can you please give me information for both possession and supply of drug (please distinguish between the two in your response) and yes you can provide crimes broken down by outcome description.


Please find attached our response.

Please note: We have provided the number of crimes (by crime number), There may be more than one suspect for an offence, and some offences do not show suspect data.

The data provided is for offences that occurred at these location addresses, close to these location addresses, and offences reported at these location addresses. This is because location addresses and markers can be used as the nearest identifiable landmark for reporting/recording purposes.

We would need to manually review every record in order to see if photos of any drugs were taken, this search would exceed the FOI time limit and any photos would likely to be exempt by virtue of S30 and S31 of the FOI Act.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, 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.

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.