Number of drug offences in London 2010-2019

This statistic shows the number of drug offences recorded by the Metropolitan Police from reporting year 2010/11 until reporting year 2018/19. Drug offences were highest in 2010/11 with 64 thousand recorded offences.

Number of drug offences recorded in London from 2010 /11 to 2018/19 in (1,000s)*

Number of offences in thousands
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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 2010 to March 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures from the Metropolitan Police. Excludes the square mile covered by the City of London. This crime category is recorded by the Metropolitan Police as 'Drugs' and includes; Possession of drugs, Other Drug, & Drug Trafficking.

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