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Drugs: Children

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children under the age of 16 years were arrested for possession of Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each district command unit in each of the last five years. (194752)

The following table details the number of children under the age of 16 years arrested for possession of Class A, B and C drugs, in each district command unit in each of the last five years.

As one person can be arrested for multiple offences, adding together the total number of persons arrested under each category does not equal the total number of persons arrested.

Cannabis was reclassified from Class B to Class C on 29 January 2004, hence the decrease of Class B and the increase of Class C arrests for the period 2004-07.

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A

B

C

A

B

C

A

B

C

A

B

C

A

B

C

Antrim

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

Ards

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

East Belfast

0

2

0

0

7

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

1

North Belfast

1

4

0

0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

South Belfast

0

11

0

0

6

0

0

0

3

0

0

5

0

0

3

West Belfast

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

Carrickfergus

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Castlereagh

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larne

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lisburn

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

0

2

Newtownabbey

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Down

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

2

Urban

4

24

0

0

17

1

0

0

15

0

0

19

3

0

11

Armagh

0

1

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Banbridge

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ballymena

0

2

0

0

5

0

0

0

5

0

0

2

2

0

3

Ballymoney

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Coleraine

0

1

0

1

4

1

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

1

Cookstown

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

1

1

0

1

Craigavon

0

3

0

1

2

3

1

0

0

0

0

6

3

0

1

Dungannon and South Tyrone

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Down

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Fermanagh

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

2

0

0

0

Foyle

0

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

1

Limavady

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

1

0

5

Magherafelt

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Moyle

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Newry and Mourne

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Omagh

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

Strabane

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rural

1

14

1

4

21

5

3

0

19

1

0

23

7

0

13