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S5W-22718: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 18 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15871 by Michael Matheson on 8 May 2018, whether it will provide the equivalent figures for (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 16 May 2019

The available information is provided in the following table, which has been produced from the Scottish Government’s criminal proceedings database .

Please note: Information for 2018-19 will not be available until publication of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2018-19 Statistical Bulletin. This is due to be published in December 2019.

The dates of all Scottish Government Official and National Statistics publications are pre-announced, and the up to date list of future publications can be found at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ForthcomingPubs

People convicted for possession of drugs1, by drug type and main penalty, 2017-18.

  

2017-18

Heroin

Total

1,046

Custody²

99

Community payback order

151

DTTO

26

Fine

484

Other

286

Cocaine

Total

853

Custody²

20

Community payback order

84

DTTO

4

Fine

601

Other³

144

Cannabis

Total

1,096

Custody²

31

Community payback order

110

DTTO

3

Fine

599

Other³

353

Amphetamines

Total

50

Custody²

1

Community payback order

6

Fine

31

Other³

12

Ecstasy

Total

127

Community payback order

10

Fine

88

Other³

29

Other

Total

432

Custody²

27

Community payback order

44

DTTO

4

Fine

225

Other³

132

Total convictions

 

3,604

1. Where main charge.

2. Includes prison, YOI, supervised release order, extended sentence, order for life-long restriction.

3. Includes restriction of liberty order, community service order, probation and other community sentences, supervised attendance order, admonition, court cautions, dog disposals, absolute discharge, no order made, remit to children's hearing, insanity, hospital, guardianship order.

The criminal proceedings database does not include information on whether community payback orders include a drug treatment requirement.