Police cocaine seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2006 to 2018

This statistic shows the number of cocaine seizures by police forces in England and Wales from 2006/07 to 2017/18. After peaking in the financial year 2008/09, such seizures declined to 2012/13, though there was an increase until 2014/15. In 2017/18, 14,911 cocaine seizures took place.

Number of cocaine seizures by police forces in England and Wales from 2006/07 to 2017/18

Number of seizures in thousands
2017/1814.91
2016/1714.35
2015/1615.03
2014/1515.17
2013/1416.33
2012/1316.01
2011/1216.83
2010/1116.87
2009/1020.35
2008/0923.64
2007/0819.07
2006/0714.95
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Sources

Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

Includes seizures made by British Transport Police (BTP).
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 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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