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Drugs

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of drug trafficking offences in each of the last five years, broken down by police force. (77151)

The table shows the number of people found guilty at court or cautioned in England and Wales police force areas between 2000 and 2004 for drug trafficking offences. Trafficking offences include: possession with intent to supply, unlawful supply, unlawful production and unlawful import or export.

Persons found guilty or cautioned for drug trafficking offences1, by police force area, England and Wales, 2000 to 2004

Number of persons (rounded)

Police force area

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Avon and Somerset

310

250

280

320

320

Bedfordshire

100

110

110

110

80

Cambridgeshire

110

100

120

210

140

Cheshire

200

150

170

170

220

Cleveland

170

210

220

240

240

Cumbria

120

100

110

130

150

Derbyshire

210

200

220

210

260

Devon and Cornwall

360

330

350

370

320

Dorset

150

110

110

100

110

Durham

190

160

140

160

120

Essex

250

210

250

220

240

Gloucestershire

100

90

120

140

130

Greater Manchester

990

670

710

760

880

Hampshire

390

270

310

380

390

Hertfordshire

130

130

130

130

190

Humberside

210

170

240

290

400

Kent

460

340

310

350

410

Lancashire

320

290

410

510

500

Leicestershire

190

140

150

220

270

Lincolnshire

80

100

100

90

120

Merseyside

430

320

360

450

480

City of London

20

10

20

20

10

Metropolitan

2,300

2,370

2,520

2,230

2,340

City of London and Metropolitan Police

2,320

2,380

2,550

2,250

2,350

Norfolk

190

120

140

150

210

Northamptonshire

180

100

80

70

140

Northumbria

400

440

430

520

460

North Yorkshire

130

100

130

120

150

Nottinghamshire

330

260

270

290

440

South Yorkshire

360

350

290

410

450

Staffordshire

170

180

240

240

270

Suffolk

220

120

130

180

190

Surrey

150

140

140

150

150

Sussex

450

520

570

550

450

Thames Valley

320

300

270

310

320

Warwickshire

90

50

60

80

90

West Mercia

330

270

210

220

290

West Midlands

690

660

640

790

790

West Yorkshire

1,010

770

630

590

870

Wiltshire

170

110

100

120

120

Dyfed-Powys

240

180

210

230

170

Gwent

200

210

140

120

140

North Wales

130

110

100

100

130

South Wales

410

380

380

420

530

1 Unlawful import and export, unlawful production of drugs (including cannabis), unlawful supply and possession with intent to supply unlawfully.