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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02044: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 18 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been (a) charged, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted in each year since 2010-11 for a suspected drug trafficking or drug supply offence.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 13 September 2016

Information on number of people charged is not held centrally.

For information on number of people charged, I would refer the member to contact The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The available information is shown in the following table.

Persons prosecuted and convicted in Scottish courts for drugs trafficking┬╣, 2010-11 to 2014-15.

 

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Not Guilty

557

577

542

538

430

Guilty

2,384

2,373

2,292

2,132

1,890

Total Prosecutions

2,941

2,950

2,834

2,670

2,320

1 - Where main charge.

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database