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Criminal justice – drugs

Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017 This release presents figures for drug seizures made in April 2016 to March 2017 in England and Wales by the police (including the British Transport Police) and Border Force |…

Dealing

Supplying illegal drugs is given harsher penalties under the Misuse of Drugs Act than possession. Usually we think of dealers and pushers’ as seedy and violent people operating on the fringes of society. However, from the legal point of view…

How much crime is drug related?

When we think of the links between drugs and crime we usually think about dependent users of drugs like heroin and crack cocaine who commit crimes such as theft, burglary, fraud and shoplifting to get money to buy drugs. However, drugs…

How many drug crimes are committed?

According to statistics on crime in England and Wales published in January 2017, there were 141,714 drug offences committed. Of these, 25,175 offences were for the trafficking of drugs and 116,539 offences were for possession. These both represent a small…