Arrests under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

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Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

Please provide the number of arrests made under the Psychoactive Substances Act since May 2016, broken down by month and by the offence suspected of being committed. This information should be available by conducting a search of the NSPIS for CJS codes that begin with ‘PS160’.

Please also provide the number of these arrests where nitrous oxide was the substance in question. This information should be available by searching the above records for the following terms:

Laughing gas
Nitrous oxide
NOS
NO2
Canisters
Gas canisters
Balloons

Please provide the requested data in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

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Dear Mr Wilding

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: HC/000810/18

 

The following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
was received by the Public Access office at Hampshire Constabulary on the
date listed above:

 

Please provide the number of arrests made under the Psychoactive
Substances Act since May 2016, broken down by month and by the offence
suspected of being committed. This information should be available by
conducting a search of the NSPIS for CJS codes that begin with ‘PS160’.

 

Please also provide the number of these arrests where nitrous oxide was
the substance in question. This information should be available by
searching the above records for the following terms:

 

Laughing gas

Nitrous oxide

NOS

NO2

Canisters

Gas canisters

Balloons

 

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Rosalind Longhurst | Public Access Assistant
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police

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Address: Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8ZD.

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire :[1][email address] / 02380
479580 (Int 463 1754)

Thames Valley: [2][email address] /
01865 542051 (Int 300 329)

 

 

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Mark Farrow | Public Access Officer

Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames
Valley Police

Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631754

Address Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire        [1][email address] / 02380
479580 (internal 463 1760)

Thames Valley   [2][email address] /
01865 542051 (internal 300 6329)

 

 

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Dear Mr. Farrow,

Thanks very much for your response.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding