Police class B drug seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2006-2018

This statistic shows the number of class B drug seizures by police forces in England and Wales from 2006/2007 to 2016/2017. The most recent peak of the number of seizures was in 2011/2012 with 182,549 class B drug seizures.

Number of class B drug seizures by police forces in England and Wales from 2006/07 to 2017/18*

Number of seizures
2017/1898,829
2016/17100,693
2015/16112,567
2014/15129,368
2013/14156,156
2012/13164,265
2011/12182,549
2010/11174,954
2009/10182,525
2008/09190,151
2007/08169,045
2006/07140,818
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Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2017

Supplementary notes

*Includes seizures made by British Transport Police (BTP).

Cannabis was reclassified from a Class B to a Class C drug in January 2004, and then classified back as a Class B drug on 26 January 2009. For consistency, cannabis is listed under Class B for the entire time series shown.
In 2013/14 Gwent could only supply data for a 10 month period. Data for Gwent in this table has been imputed to cover the full 12 months of 2013/14.
In 2014/15 Bedfordshire and Hampshire were unable to supply reliable estimates. Imputation methods have been used to estimate the 2014/15 data for these forces.
In 2015/16 Bedfordshire, Dorset, Essex and Leicestershire were unable to supply reliable estimates. Imputation methods, based on police recorded crime, have been used to estimate the 2015/16 data for these forces.
In 2016/17 & 2017/18 Kent were unable to supply reliable estimates. Imputation methods have been used to estimate the 2016/17 data for this force.

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