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Drug Offences (Leeds)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been in Leeds in each of the last three years for drugs offences (i) involving cannabis and (ii) involving other drugs.

The available information for the years 1981 to 1983 is given in the following table; corresponding information for 1984 is not yet available.Persons (1) proceeded against and sentenced at Leeds magistrates' court or at the Crown court after committal at Leeds magistrates' court for drugs offences by type of drug involved.

Number of persons
198119821983
Persons proceeded against for offences involving:
cannabis only132156165
cannabis and other drugs71533
other drugs52016

1981

1982

1983

Total144191214

Persons sentenced for offences involving:

cannabis only124150155
cannabis and other drugs51432
other drugs51914
Total134183201

(1) The figures are taken from central records and are approximate.