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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

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database

1 - Where main charge.

 

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

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

The available information is shown in the following table.

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

Information on number of people charged is not held centrally.