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Drugs: Crime

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) community sentences, (b) fines, (c) custodial sentences and (d) cautions were imposed for drug dealing offences relating to each type of drug in each of the last three years. (310095)

The requested information is shown in the following tables.

The Number of persons sentenced for drug dealing offences and all types of drugs 2005-07

2005

Absolute Discharge

Conditional Discharge

Fine

Community Sentence

Immediate Custody

Suspended Sentences

Total sentenced

Supply or offering to supply Methamphetamine

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cocaine

0

10

14

94

316

15

451

Heroin

0

10

5

301

902

29

1,252

LSD

0

1

0

3

4

0

8

MDMA

0

6

7

59

91

7

172

Crack

0

1

1

57

198

7

265

Methadone

0

1

1

7

6

3

18

Other Class A

0

12

7

142

353

14

529

Amphetamine

1

4

6

22

30

6

71

Other Class B

0

4

1

7

22

3

37

Cannabis

3

22

25

159

135

19

367

Anabolic Steroids

0

1

0

0

3

0

4

Other Class C

0

28

19

75

89

10

223

Ketamine

0

0

0

0

0

0

Unspecified

0

0

0

16

217

6

242

Total

4

100

86

942

2366

119

3,639

Possession with intent to supply

Cocaine

0

5

14

129

748

26

930

Heroin

2

6

5

225

848

19

1,118

LSD

0

0

0

4

5

1

11

MDMA

3

5

8

165

342

25

551

Crack

1

0

7

36

246

10

303

Methadone

0

1

0

3

3

1

8

Other Class A

0

2

5

42

141

6

198

Amphetamine

0

2

7

107

123

14

254

Other Class B

0

1

2

8

5

0

16

Cannabis

0

30

62

526

272

53

950

Anabolic Steroids

0

0

0

2

1

0

4

Other Class C

0

20

28

285

230

43

614

Ketamine

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Unspecified

0

2

1

12

67

5

87

GBH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

6

74

139

1,544

3,031

203

5,044

2006

Absolute Discharge

Conditional Discharge

Fine

Community Sentence

Immediate Custody

Suspended Sentences

Total sentenced

Supply or offering to supply Methamphetamine

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cocaine

0

9

12

69

358

47

502

Heroin

0

6

0

210

810

132

1,166

LSD

0

0

0

1

1

2

MDMA

0

0

14

46

81

22

164

Crack

0

3

4

37

202

23

272

Methadone

0

0

1

5

6

2

14

Other Class A

0

4

2

79

339

37

467

Amphetamine

0

5

2

18

54

10

89

Other Class B

0

1

0

3

3

4

11

Cannabis

0

25

21

118

101

85

352

Anabolic Steroids

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other Class C

0

19

13

81

106

54

277

Ketamine

0

0

1

1

0

1

3

Unspecified

0

0

0

8

136

6

160

Total

0

72

70

676

2,196

424

3,479

Possession with intent to supply

Cocaine

1

6

9

94

774

94

986

Heroin

0

4

8

155

847

73

1,101

LSD

0

0

0

0

4

3

8

MDMA

0

3

10

78

256

67

419

Crack

0

1

3

45

231

17

298

Methadone

0

0

0

2

3

3

8

Other Class A

0

0

4

44

145

22

217

Amphetamine

0

8

1

71

109

67

262

Other Class B

0

2

8

4

3

18

Cannabis

0

39

29

378

240

186

884

Anabolic Steroids

0

1

0

1

0

1

3

Other Class C

0

13

17

207

293

202

739

Ketamine

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Unspecified

1

3

7

17

64

12

107

GBH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

2

78

90

1,100

2,971

750

5,051

2007

Absolute Discharge

Conditional Discharge

Fine

Community Sentence

Immediate Custody

Suspended Sentences

Total sentenced

Supply or offering to supply Methamphetamine

0

0

0

0

3

0

3

Cocaine

0

4

6

70

353

89

526

Heroin

0

6

4

149

829

158

1,159

LSD

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

MDMA

0

5

2

34

73

43

158

Crack

0

0

1

28

206

24

261

Methadone

0

1

0

6

6

2

15

Other Class A

0

3

0

65

339

61

471

Amphetamine

1

1

4

22

23

24

75

Other Class B

0

0

2

2

3

2

10

Cannabis

2

18

29

120

101

77

354

Anabolic Steroids

0

1

0

2

0

1

4

Other Class C

0

14

8

54

65

80

224

Ketamine

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

Unspecified

0

0

10

213

10

233

Total

3

53

58

562

2215

571

3,496

Possession with intent to supply

Cocaine

4

5

19

119

837

171

1,165

Heroin

0

4

6

139

877

102

1138

LSD

0

1

2

4

6

2

15

MDMA

1

6

7

87

276

126

509

Crack

0

3

3

46

276

31

364

Methadone

0

0

1

1

1

2

5

Other Class A

0

2

1

38

196

39

277

Amphetamine

0

8

6

44

125

99

283

Other Class B

0

0

0

3

14

2

19

Cannabis

1

12

32

340

232

263

910

Anabolic Steroids

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Other Class C

0

13

23

169

287

252

754

Ketamine

0

1

4

0

0

5

Unspecified

1

2

5

8

40

10

68

GBH

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Total

7

56

106

1,002

3,168

1,100

5,514

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services: Ministry of Justice 

The number of offenders cautioned for supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, by drug type, England and Wales, 2005 to 20071,2,3

2005

2006

2007

Supplying or offering to supply Methamphetamine

Cocaine

20

41

46

Heroin

31

20

27

LSD

1

4

MDMA

22

27

28

Crack

11

6

6

Methadone

8

10

7

Other class A drugs

13

22

25

Amphetamine

10

12

27

Other class B drugs

5

4

3

Cannabis

153

131

130

Anabolic Steroids

1

1

Other class C drugs

33

33

37

Ketamine

1

7

Unspecified

10

3

2

GHB

1

1

Total

319

316

345

Having possession with intent to supply

Methamphetamine

1

Cocaine

53

91

100

Heroin

34

36

18

LSD

3

6

MDMA

50

60

60

Crack

20

24

17

Methadone

3

1

3

Other class A drugs

29

32

29

Amphetamine

16

22

23

Other class B drugs

3

5

5

Cannabis

482

490

423

Anabolic Steroids

2

4

1

Other class C drugs

57

51

41

Ketamine

8

Unspecified

16

22

27

GHB

Total

765

841

762

1 From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.

2 The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.

3 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.