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Drugs: Crime

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were arrested for dealing in Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each district command unit in each of the last five years. (194753)

The following table sets out the number of persons arrested for dealing in 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

6

2

0

7

8

2

4

0

2

4

3

8

10

6

9

Ards

3

5

2

3

14

0

0

2

1

2

1

5

5

0

7

East Belfast

5

5

2

3

15

2

3

0

8

8

0

5

5

1

24

North Belfast

7

12

0

11

9

3

2

1

13

11

0

14

25

1

31

South Belfast

1

12

0

10

17

1

10

1

19

17

0

14

26

1

20

West Belfast

3

4

0

1

1

1

2

0

7

2

2

9

14

1

16

Carrickfergus

0

1

0

5

10

1

2

2

5

1

1

2

1

0

1

Castlereagh

2

5

7

3

20

2

1

1

6

2

0

6

5

1

6

Larne

2

1

0

2

7

0

0

0

1

3

0

1

1

0

2

Lisburn

4

11

2

6

15

4

12

0

36

10

0

17

12

1

14

Newtownabbey

1

3

0

6

9

0

0

0

3

1

1

11

4

0

6

North Down

2

6

0

5

9

2

6

1

18

6

0

10

5

0

3

Urban

36

67

13

62

134

18

42

8

119

67

8

102

113

12

139

Armagh

1

3

0

9

2

1

1

0

4

5

3

15

1

0

1

Banbridge

2

4

0

4

7

5

0

0

3

1

0

2

2

0

2

Ballymena

4

9

0

4

4

1

13

9

10

8

3

7

11

0

8

Ballymoney

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

3

Coleraine

15

13

0

9

23

3

17

1

6

18

0

7

28

2

19

Cookstown

1

2

0

9

5

4

1

0

0

2

2

1

7

1

9

Craigavon

3

4

2

12

9

1

8

0

9

5

0

9

5

2

5

Dungannon and S Tyrone

0

2

0

4

3

1

1

0

4

6

0

2

12

0

6

Down

0

6

0

2

4

0

4

1

4

1

0

10

2

2

3

Fermanagh

2

1

0

1

5

4

3

2

9

4

0

4

3

0

1

Foyle

2

2

0

8

14

0

12

5

15

11

2

12

14

2

9

Limavady

3

7

1

2

3

2

1

0

4

1

3

12

0

5

17

Magherafelt

1

5

1

2

4

3

3

1

12

1

1

3

1

2

2

Moyle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

1

Newry and Mourne

0

3

1

1

5

5

0

1

3

3

0

2

8

0

5

Omagh

2

2

0

1

6

1

12

0

12

2

2

6

6

2

9

Strabane

0

1

0

3

4

6

3

0

1

3

0

6

2

0

5

Rural

36

64

5

71

98

37

79

20

97

71

16

100

102

20

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