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Drugs: Crime

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 38894, tabled on 18 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of drug offences in each of the last three years in England.

Answered on

26 July 2022

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the number of offenders convicted, for the years 2017 to 2021, in the Outcomes by Offence data tool 2021 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 21 MB).

In the Outcomes by Offence data tool:

  • Select the ‘Prosecutions and Convictions’ worksheet.
  • Filter by Offence group and select ‘06: Drug offences’.
  • For figures in England, filter by Police Force Area excluding the following areas:

o North Wales

o Gwent

o South Wales

o Dyfed-Powys

The number of offenders convicted for drug offences will populate row 25.