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2003 edition of Drug Misuse Statistics Scotland

Home Office Statistical Bulletin 17/03 - Arrests for Notifiable Offences and the Operation of Certain Police Powers under PACE England and Wales, 2002/03 (12.12.03)

Home Office Statistical Bulletin 4/02 - Drug Seizure and Offender Statistics, United Kingdom, 2000 (512K)
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Supplementary Tables (192K)
Area Tables (192K)

UK Cannabis Offences Stats 1986-95
Nos. of Cautions, Prosecutions, Fines, Custodies.
Cannabis offences dealt with by type of offence, United Kingdom, 1986-1995
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of prosecutions for possession of cannabis, United Kingdom, 1986-1995
Source: Hansard , January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Cannabis offences (possession, 'dealing'), and certain outcomes by type of offence, United Kingdom, 1991-1995 (Number )
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Cannabis offences (possession, 'dealing'), and certain outcomes by type of offence, United Kingdom, 1991-1995 (Per cent)
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Persons fined for cannabis offences by amount of fine, United Kingdom, 1991-95
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Cannabis offences and certain outcomes by type of offence and age, Metropolitan Police District, 1995
Source: Hansard, May 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
UK Drug Statistics 1985-95
Number of New Drug Addicts; Seizures of Controlled Drugs by Police and Customs; Nos. of Accused, Found Guilty, Jail, Fine, Other, Cautioned
Number of offenders convicted of offences of supply, importation and production of a Class A controlled drug by result, 1993-96 (England and Wales )
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Average sentence lengths given for the offences of supply, importation or production of a Class A controlled drug by type of custodial sentence and court, 1993-1996 (England and Wales )
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Defendants who appeared at the Crown Court in 1996 on charges of dealing in heroin, ecstasy and cannabis
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Receptions under sentence into Prison Service establishments in England and Wales for drugs offences, 1993-1997
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The current level of repeat offending for drug offences
Source: Hansard, May 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
UK Cannabis Use and Price Survey, 1997
UK: Cannabis Study in Disability Now
Reported in Evening News, Norwich, UK, Oct 25, 1997
Prevalence of cigarette smoking amongst persons aged 16 to 24, England, 1986 to 1996 Percentage
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Cigarette smoking amongst adults, by socio-economic group, and sex, Great Britain, 1996 (Percentage )
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Percentages of boys and girls aged 11-15 who smoked regularly in 1988 and 1996 (England)
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Percentage of teenage smokers in Scotland by sex: 1988 and 1996
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Percentage of young smokers in Northern Ireland by sex
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Percentage of young smokers in Wales by sex
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Table 1: Prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults aged 16-34 by sex and age group--England 1982 to 1996
Table 2: Prevalence of cigarette smoking among secondary school children aged 11-15 by sex, and smoking behaviour
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Smoking amongst secondary schoolchildren, age 11 to 15--England, 1982 to 1996, and
Cigarette smoking amongst adults aged 16 to 19, and 20 to 24, by sex--England, 1986 to 1996
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
'Smokers stabilise at 22%'
Source: The Herald, 11 Sep, 1998
The table shows the proportion of children in Wales, aged 11-16 who reported drinking alcohol at least weekly in 1994 and 1996
Source: Hansard, May 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
UK and Irish poll and survey results (Newest at end)
Drug Use in the British Crime Survey, 1997
UK: Ravers Surveys in London and Edinburgh, 1997
Scotland: Stirling Council Drugs Survey, 1997
Percentage of males and females who indicated that they had ever taken drugs, 1996, England and Wales
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of 16 to 24 year olds using cannabis and heroin
Source: Hansard, May 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of 16 to 24 year olds using named drugs
Source: Hansard, May 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Use of cannabis, ecstasy and heroin as main or subsidiary drug by users starting agency episodes in the period 1 April to 30 September 1996, England
Source: Hansard , May 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Research by the department of Social Policy and Social Work at Manchester University
Source: BBC Online, 10 Sep, 1998
Prevalence of drug use in Amsterdam, 1987-94
Alcohol, Amphetamine, Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Hallicinogens, Heroin, Hypnotics, Inhalants, Opiates, Sedatives, Tobacco, No drug.
US government survey shows drug use on rise
Source: Reuters, 21 Aug, 1998
Australia: Cannabis popular among teens
Source: Daily Telegraph, Australia, 11 Sep, 1998
Positive random mandatory drug tests, first quarter 1996-97 to second quarter 1997-98
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Random mandatory drug tests, percentages positive for cannabis, opiates and other drugs First quarter 1996-97 to second quarter 1997-98
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The tables give the results of random mandatory drug tests for the 13 prisons in which the survey about injectable drug use and HIV risk behaviours was carried out in 1994-95
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The tables give the results of random mandatory drug tests for the eight prisons that are participating in the willing anonymous salivary HIV/Hepatitis B surveillance studies
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The results of random mandatory drug testing of prisoners for April to June 1997 and July to September 1997 (Scotland)
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Random mandatory drug test samples testing positive by drug type, 1 April 1996 to 31 March 1998 (Table A)
Monthly percentage of random samples taken testing positive: April 1996--March 1997 (Table B )
Monthly percentage of random samples taken testing positive: April 1997--March 1998 (Table C)
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of persons commencing probation service supervision by type of additional requirement (England and Wales)
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The following table gives, for each penal institution in England and Wales, for the twelve months ending 31 December 1997, the number of visitors to prisons who were arrested by police in connection with possible drug related offences
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Average cost per prisoner place 1991-92 to 1996-97 and
Number of immediate custodial sentences for possession and unlawful supply of cannabis 1991-95
Source: Hansard , February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of sentenced foreign nationals in prisons in England and Wales, and proportion serving sentences for drugs offences, as at 30 June 1993-97
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Average daily prison population, Scotland 1988-2001 (Includes projected figures)
Source: Hansard, July 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Provisional Number of sentenced prisoners serving sentences of over five years, by type of offence England and Wales--30 June 1998
Source: Hansard, July 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Ireland: Deaths in prison custody
Irish Times , August 15, 1998
US Federal Bureau of Prisons - Quick Facts, June 1997
No of Institutions, Total Population, Inmates by Security Level, Inmates by Gender, Inmates by Race, Inmates by Ethnicity, Inmates by Citizenship, Average Inmate Age, Sentence Imposed, Type of Offense, BOP Population Over Time/Drug Offenders as a Percentage of All Sentenced Offenders, Staff by Gender, Staff by Race/Ethnicity, An Overview of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Various US Prison Overcrowding Statistics
US Prison Population Figures 1990-96
Since 1993 Customs have made the following seizures of tobacco smuggled into the UK from the Single Market
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The revenue that would have been due on tobacco and alcohol products smuggled from other EU member states and detected by Customs in each financial year since the advent of the Single market has been as follows
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Duty receipts for tobacco products, 1997-8
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Revenue lost to the Exchequer from smuggling in 1997
Source: Hansard, July 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
UK: National Audit Office figures on drug shipments
Reported inThe Scotsman, Jul 15, 1998
The value of heroin seized by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in the last ten years was as follows
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
World Customs Organization's Customs and Drugs Report for 1996
Quantities of drugs seized in 1996.
U.N. International Drug Control Program Report for 1996
Figures on drug business and world trade
Known drug-related deaths in the UK, 1990
Deaths in England and Wales to children aged 13-16 years, 1992-96
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The number of people who have died in each of the past 4 years following heroin misuse
Source: Hansard, March 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Death causes Northern Ireland 1988-1996
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths to residents of Wales, 1993-96
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths to residents of Scotland, 1993-96
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths from drug-related causes in England and Wales, 1988-97
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths involving methadone in England, Wales and Scotland 1994-1997
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths from heroin and methadone to residents of England and Wales, 1993- 1997
Source: Hansard, July 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The number of deaths of people aged over 60 years as a result of drug misuse including suicide are set out in the table. (Northern Ireland )
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths associated with the abuse of butane gas products UK: 1986 to 1995
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Substances mentioned in the records of deaths assigned to accidental and other poisoning by solid or liquid substances, England and Wales 1993-1996
Source: Hansard, July 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Deaths to persons aged 60 years and over, Scotland: selected causes
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
US: Causes of Death and Injury
Estimated number of injuries in U.S., selected products, 1991; Types of accidental deaths, U.S., 1990
31-a-week bill for crime
Source: The Scotsman, 15 Sep, 1998
Ireland: Crime was down by 10% last year, detection rate up
Source: Irish Times, 28 Sep, 1998
Number of offenders fined and amount of fines for offences relating to the sale of tobacco to persons aged under 16(3) , 1979-1996 (England and Wales )
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Expenditure by the Health Education Board for Scotland on anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teenagers since its inception
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
The cost of anti-smoking campaigns in Wales since 1990-91
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Expenditure on anti-tobacco advertising in each of the past 18 years; and estimates of the total numbers and percentages of smokers in each of those years among adults and children
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Legal drink-drive limits in EC member states
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Blood alcohol levels of fatalities aged 16 and over 1991-95
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Drugs driving offences: Maximum penalties
Source: Hansard, March 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Drink-driving Accidents
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of drug-driving cases submitted to the Forensic Science Service, 1995-8
Source: Hansard, June 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Number of offenders convicted of money laundering offences by type of offence, 1987-1996, England and Wales
Source: Hansard, February 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
In 1997 where the Forensic Science Service was asked to test for purity of police seizures of heroin and cocaine, the purities were as follows
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
In 1997, where the Forensic Science Service was asked to test for purity of police seizures of amphetamine, the purity was as follows
Source: Hansard, April 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Crime Statistics, England and Wales, 1996-98
Source: Hansard, July 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
Annual Homicide Trends in the U.S. and the Netherlands
From Michael Hess, BBSNews http://www.mindspring.com/~bbsnews/neth-us1.htm
Drug Policy and Crime Statistics
From the Dutch Embassy web site August 6, 1998
Dutch, US Trade Statistics on Drugs, Crime
from: http://www.marijuananews.com August 6, 1998
Crime and the Drug War
Kirby R. Cundiff, Claustrophobia, August 1994
Estimated public expenditure on tackling drug misuse across the UK 1993-1994
US: The Financial Costs of Substance Abuse and Treatment
US Drug War Statistics
Some statistics taken from http://www.drugsense/factbook.htm
List of the research initiatives involving cannabis which have been granted a licence.
Source: Hansard, January, 1998 (UK, House of Commons)
One percent of population arrested in crackdown
Dallas Morning News, 20 Nov 1997
Substance Abuse at the Time of Criminal Involvement
From The Study of State Prison Inmates, 1991
Some US Alcohol Statistics
San Francisco Examiner , 31 Jul 1998
Substance Abuse/Use rates
Comparison of the abuse/use ratio of various drugs

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