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Prosecutions: Drugs

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of a third (i) Class A drug trafficking and (ii) domestic burglary offence in each of the last seven years, broken down by age group. (198847)

The table shows the number of people recorded as sentenced to the mandatory minimum sentence for a third class A drug trafficking offence and third domestic burglary; under sections 110 and 111 of the Power of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act (2000).

These are the numbers recorded by courts as receiving the mandatory sentence. As the Courts Proceedings Database does not include criminal histories we are not able to identify those who were not given the mandatory minimum from this data source.

Persons sentenced1 to immediate custody under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. 2000-06—England and Wales

Number of persons

Section 110

Section 111

Minimum 7 years for third class A drug trafficking offence

Minimum 3 years for third domestic burglary

2000

18 to 20

21 and over

2

Total

2

0

2001

18 to 20

1

21 and over

6

Total

1

6

2002

18 to 20

2

21 and over

Total

0

2

2003

18 to 20

4

21 and over

3

9

Total

3

13

2004

18 to 20

1

15

21 and over

3

31

Total

4

46

2005

18 to 20

18

21 and over

3

71

Total

3

89

2006

18 to 20

33

21 and over

7

196

Total

7

229

1 Principal offence basis

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.

Source:

RDS-NOMS, Ministry of Justice