Dear Northamptonshire Police,

This request relates to the following offences set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971:
i. Possession of Cannabis - s.5(1) of the Act;
ii. Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply - s.5(3) of the Act.

1. For each of these two offences separately, please supply the following data broken down by each year a) 2004, b) 2005, c) 2006, d) 2007, e) 2008 and f) 2009 g) 2015 h) 2016:
a) The total number of individuals arrested by your force
b) The total number of individuals cautioned by your force
c) The total number of individuals charged by your force

Yours faithfully,

matt ford

Kelly Ian,

Dear Mr Ford

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref: 001370/17

I write in reply to your e-mail received 20/03/2017 requesting information as reproduced.

Our reference for the request is 001370/17.

Your request is being processed and you may expect a reply within 20 working days, which will be 19/04/2017. In some circumstances we may not be able to achieve this timescale, but if this is likely to be the case you will be informed at the earliest opportunity and given a revised timescale.

Yours sincerely

C1507 Ian Kelly
Information Unit Manager
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[email address]
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222
Northamptonshire Police: Putting Communities First

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Kelly Ian,

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Dear Mr Ford   

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref:
001370/17

 

With reference to your e-mail received 20/03/2017 requesting information
as reproduced below:

 

This request relates to the following offences set out in the Misuse of
Drugs Act 1971:

i. Possession of Cannabis - s.5(1) of the Act; ii. Possession of Cannabis
with intent to supply - s.5(3) of the Act.

 

1. For each of these two offences separately, please supply the following
data broken down by each year a) 2004, b) 2005, c) 2006, d) 2007, e) 2008
and f) 2009 g) 2015 h) 2016:

a) The total number of individuals arrested by your force

b) The total number of individuals cautioned by your force

c) The total number of individuals charged by your force

 

I can confirm that Northamptonshire Police holds the information requested
from 2008 only as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Arrests | | | |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Year | Possession Of | Possession Of Controlled Drug |Grand|
| |Controlled Drug -| W/I To Supply |Total|
| | Cannabis | | |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2008 | 26 | 5 | 31 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2009 | 228 | 54 | 282 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2010 | 358 | 66 | 424 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2011 | 325 | 98 | 423 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2012 | 233 | 68 | 301 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2013 | 237 | 111 | 348 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2014 | 268 | 134 | 402 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2015 | 198 | 111 | 309 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2016 | 397 | 100 | 497 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Grand Total | 2270 | 747 |3017 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Disposals | | | |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Year & Disposal| Possession Of | Possession Of Controlled Drug |Grand|
| |Controlled Drug -| W/I To Supply-cannabis |Total|
| | Cannabis | | |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2008 | 26 | 5 | 31 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 6 | 3 | 9 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Caution | 16 | 1 | 17 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2009 | 228 | 54 | 282 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 97 | 31 | 128 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Caution | 72 | 6 | 78 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2010 | 358 | 66 | 424 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 173 | 44 | 217 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Caution | 92 | 6 | 98 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2011 | 325 | 98 | 423 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 115 | 39 | 154 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Simple Caution | 84 | 6 | 90 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2012 | 233 | 68 | 301 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 94 | 33 | 127 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Simple Caution | 68 | 2 | 70 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2013 | 237 | 111 | 348 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 107 | 44 | 151 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Simple Caution | 61 | 6 | 65 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2014 | 268 | 134 | 402 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 106 | 54 | 160 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Caution | 63 | 9 | 59 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2015 | 198 | 111 | 309 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 78 | 45 | 123 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Simple Caution | 56 | 5 | 61 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|2016 | 397 | 100 | 497 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Charge | 90 | 1 | 91 |
|---------------+-----------------+--------------------------------+-----|
|Caution | 169 | 32 | 201 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

I trust you find this information to be satisfactory but if you have any
further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an
appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied,
you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information
Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix
'a' attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

C1507 Ian Kelly
Information Unit Manager
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[1][email address
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222
Northamptonshire Police: Putting Communities First

 

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