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NCJ Number: 134189 Find in a Library
Title: Statistics of the Misuse of Drugs: Seizures and Offenders Dealt With, United Kingdom, 1990
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This bulletin presents statistics on the seizures of controlled drugs and persons dealt with for offenses involving controlled drugs in the United Kingdom in 1990. The tables provide statistics for the current year and, where possible, corresponding figures for the previous 10 years.
Abstract: The figures show that seizures of controlled drugs rose by 15 percent in 1990, a slower rate of increase than in the 2 previous years. Marijuana was involved in 90 percent of seizures. In terms of Class A drugs, the number of LSD seizures almost doubled to 2,000; while the number of heroin and cocaine seizures fell, and the total quantities increased. In terms of Class B drugs, the number of amphetamine seizures rose by 40 percent, and the quantity almost tripled. The number of drug offenders increased by 15 percent over the previous year; the number of offenders under age 21 increased by 35 percent. The use of cautioning by police continued to increase and, for the first time, more offenders were cautioned than fined. Less than 10 percent of offenders were sentenced to immediate custody.
Main Term(s): Drug law offenses; Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Drug offenders; United Kingdom (UK)
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