Police cannabis seizures in England and Wales (UK) 2006-2018

This statistic shows the number of cannabis seizures by police forces in England and Wales (UK) from 2006/07 to 2017/18. The peak of such seizures for this period was in 2008/09 when there were 183 thousand seizures.

Number of cannabis seizures by police forces in England and Wales (UK) from 2006/07 to 2017/18

Number of seizures in thousands
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Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

* 'Cannabis' includes herbal cannabis, cannabis resin and cannabis plants.
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.
Includes seizures made by British Transport Police (BTP).
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 and 2017/18 Kent were unable to supply reliable estimates. Imputation methods have been used to estimate that data for this force.

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