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Drug-related Crime

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

18. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat drug-related crime. (127809)

The most recent published crime figures show that the strategy is working: recorded acquisitive crime, to which drug-related crime makes a substantial contribution, has fallen by 20 per cent. since the onset of the drug interventions programme (DIP) (the 12 months to March 2003).

The drug interventions programme (DIP) is now getting on average over 3,000 drug misusing offenders into drug treatment each month.

The Home Office is carrying out an ongoing research programme to look at the effectiveness of individual programme components.