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Criminal justice – drugs

The use of out-of-court disposals and diversion at the ‘front end’ (2022) This report examines the effectiveness of out-of-court disposals and diversion programmes and considers whether there is scope to increase their use. Our research included analysis of the latest…

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?

In 2019/20, there were around 175,000 drug offences recorded by the police in England and Wales. This is 13% higher than 2018/19. This House of Commons briefing paper, published in October 2020, provides an extensive overview of statistics relating to…