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S5W-09355: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 19 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people convicted of possessing (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) cannabis, (d) amphetamines, (e) ecstasy and (f) other drugs in each year since 2010-11 received a (i) custodial sentence, (ii) community payback order, including a requirement to carry out a drug treatment programme, (iii) drug treatment and testing order, (iv) fine and (v) other disposal.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 6 June 2017

1- Where main charge

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Criminal Proceedings database

 

 

 

 

2010-11

384

6

27

233

670

319

1,639

2011-12

314

149

34

106

662

278

1,543

2012-13

213

248

33

25

563

264

1,346

2013-14

174

184

20

14

508

240

1,140

2014-15

152

161

14

16

514

262

1,119

2015-16

146

164

12

23

438

246

1,029

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other drugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

37

1

2

44

112

30

226

2011-12

46

8

3

20

85

23

185

2012-13

41

19

3

10

53

19

145

2013-14

41

34

1

2

74

14

166

2014-15

34

44

2

2

84

15

181

2015-16

41

29

1

7

82

26

186

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecstasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

4

-

-

15

74

16

109

2011-12

5

5

-

6

141

16

173

2012-13

11

21

1

2

136

17

188

2013-14

12

28

-

2

161

40

243

2014-15

17

36

-

4

190

19

266

2015-16

16

39

-

5

190

37

287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amphetamines

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

1,325

14

138

885

3,606

1,095

7,063

2011-12

1,200

443

119

388

3,185

994

6,329

2012-13

1,020

801

108

108

2,780

922

5,739

2013-14

949

849

97

72

3,087

941

5,995

2014-15

831

931

79

62

3,272

1,073

6,248

2015-16

924

945

70

123

3,235

1,219

6,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heroin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

542

5

99

296

792

385

2,119

2011-12

484

82

71

102

598

354

1,691

2012-13

377

173

64

19

478

286

1,397

2013-14

355

156

65

20

418

215

1,229

2014-15

354

208

50

15

486

249

1,362

2015-16

394

208

52

25

550

310

1,539

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocaine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

182

1

2

111

915

79

1,290

2011-12

181

68

5

54

851

88

1,247

2012-13

196

125

4

27

853

95

1,300

2013-14

174

142

3

14

920

91

1,344

2014-15

141

164

7

6

1,016

111

1,445

2015-16

160

177

4

20

949

116

1,426

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cannabis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-11

176

1

8

186

1,043

266

1,680

2011-12

170

131

6

100

848

235

1,490

2012-13

182

215

3

25

697

241

1,363

2013-14

193

305

8

20

1,006

341

1,873

2014-15

133

318

6

19

982

417

1,875

2015-16

167

328

1

43

1,026

484

2,049

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All drug possession convictions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custody

Community payback order

Drug treatment and testing order

Other community sentence

Monetary

Other

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug possession convictions by selected drug types1 and disposal, 2010-11 to 2015-16

The requested information for the offences of "possession" and "possession with intent to supply" is presented in the following table.