Prison Drugs (1260/19)

Request

How many crimes have been reported in prisons in the last five years (2018,2017,2016,2015 and 2014), where the synthetic cannabinoid spice or black mamba is mentioned?

Please can you break this down by year and month, and also detail be given

on the nature of the crime (eg there was a disturbance or robbery in which the drug was mentioned. Or the report was due to use of spice in prison)

Response

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.

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