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Drug-related Offences

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been charged with the intention to supply (a) cannabis, (b) cocaine, (c) crack cocaine and (d) other drugs in the Province in the last three years, broken down by Westminster constituency. (86296)

The information requested is provided as follows. The Police Service of Northern Ireland collates information according to district command unit and cannot supply information broken down by Westminster constituency.

Persons charged for intent to supply:

(a) Cannabis

(b) Cocaine

(c) Crack cocaine

DCU

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Antrim

2

1

11

13

3

0

2

1

7

Ards

11

4

8

0

0

1

8

5

7

East Belfast

10

5

5

1

0

5

6

3

3

North Belfast

8

14

8

1

1

5

3

3

5

South Belfast

7

7

8

1

2

4

3

9

6

West Belfast

3

5

5

0

1

0

0

0

4

Carrickfergus

8

3

1

3

2

0

2

3

2

Castlereagh

13

8

1

0

1

1

5

0

3

Larne

9

0

1

0

0

0

4

1

3

Lisburn

16

26

7

3

2

1

9

13

8

Newtownabbey

9

4

8

3

0

0

6

1

1

North Down

14

15

8

4

1

0

7

5

5

Urban

110

92

71

19

13

17

55

44

54

Armagh

3

4

8

1

0

1

5

1

6

Banbridge

9

4

1

0

0

0

5

2

1

Ballymena

11

7

11

0

0

2

4

11

8

Ballymoney

1

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Coleraine

13

10

12

0

1

3

13

15

17

Cookstown

4

1

0

0

4

0

7

11

2

Craigavon

6

7

2

0

4

2

6

4

2

Dungannon

4

2

1

2

0

3

1

1

3

Down

5

1

9

0

0

1

1

5

3

Fermanagh

14

5

6

0

0

2

4

6

3

Foyle

5

5

6

1

2

5

7

10

10

Limavady

4

5

12

0

0

0

5

6

4

Magherafelt

2

7

1

0

0

1

2

2

1

Moyle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Newry and Mourne

6

1

4

0

1

3

1

1

3

Omagh

4

7

5

0

0

0

1

4

3

Strabane

4

1

3

0

0

2

2

3

1

Rural

95

70

82

5

12

25

64

82

67

Northern Ireland2

205

162

153

24

25

42

119

126

121

1 (c) One person was charged with intent to supply crack cocaine in Antrim DCU in 2003-04. 2 As one person can be charged for supply of several different drug types, the total number of persons charged with intent to supply cannot be derived by adding the totals for cannabis, cocaine and others together. Note: Please note other includes Amphetamine, Steroids, Benzodiazepines, Heroin, LSD, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methadone, Morphine, Psilocin (Magic Mushrooms) and Stanozolol. Should a person be charged with intent to supply more than one of these drug types, they are only included once.