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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240650     Find in a Library
  Title: Seizures of Drugs in England and Wales, 2011/12
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Kathryn Coleman
  Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
  Date Published: 11/2012
  Page Count: 37
  Annotation: This statistical bulletin from the United Kingdom Statistics Authority presents data on seizures of drugs in England and Wales for the period 2011/12.
  Abstract: Highlights of findings on the seizure of drugs in England and Wales during the period 2011/12 include the following: police in the United Kingdom and the UK Border Agency conducted 216,296 drug seizures during the period 2011/12, a 2-percent increase from 2010/11; cocaine was the most commonly seized class A drug, followed by heroin; the most common class B drug seized was cannabis, while the most common class C drug seized was benzodiazepine; over 3.5 tons of cocaine were seized in 2011/12, a 45-percent increase from 2010/11; and the amount of heroin seized in 2011/12 increased 153 percent, from 0.7 tons in 2010/11 to 1.8 tons in 2011/12. This report, produced by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority, presents data on the types and amounts of drugs seized in England and Wales during the period 2011/12. Data for the report were obtained from police departments in England and Wales and from the UK Border Agency. The data are broken out according to the different classes of drugs: Class A – cocaine, crack, LSD, heroin, Ecstasy, methadone, and morphine; Class B – amphetamines, barbiturates, and cannabis; and Class C – anabolic steroids, benzodiazepines, GHB, Ketamine, and temazepam. Data are presented on the number of seizures by class and type, the quantity of drugs seized by class and type, and seizures by authority by class and type. Figures, tables, and notes
  Main Term(s): Drug statistics
  Index Term(s): Search and seizure ; Drug detection ; Drug smuggling ; Foreign crime statistics ; Foreign drug law enforcement ; England ; Wales ; United Kingdom ; Drug Interdiction
  Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-78246-031-2
  Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
Lunar House, Room 1834B
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, United Kingdom
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United Kingdom
  Language: English
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