Number of drug offences in Worcestershire

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Dear West Mercia Police,

I would like to request the following information on drug related crimes between January 2012 - December 2017 in the Worcestershire Area

1.) The number of drug related crimes committed in the Worcestershire area between 2012 and 2017
1a.) The most common drug related crimes committed in the Worcestershire area between 2012 -2017?
2.) What areas of Worcestershire have the highest levels of drug crime?
3.) The number of arrests made relating to drug offences? Information breakdown of what drugs and what crimes.
4.) The demographic of offenders.
I.E. Age Group & Gender

Yours faithfully,

Miss Rachael Turquand

Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
 
Dear Ms Turquand
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9242
 
I write in connection with your request for information dated 14th
January  2018 which was received on 15th January  2018.
 
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Dear Ms Turquand  
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 9242
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 15^th January 2018.  Please find below the response to your request:
I would like to request the following information on drug related crimes
between January 2012 - December 2017 in the Worcestershire Area
1.) The number of drug related crimes committed in the Worcestershire area
between 2012 and 2017
1a.) The most common drug related crimes committed in the Worcestershire
area between 2012 -2017?
2.) What areas of Worcestershire have the highest levels of drug crime?
3.) The number of arrests made relating to drug offences? Information
breakdown of what drugs and what crimes.
4.) The demographic of offenders.
      I.E. Age Group &  Gender
REPLY: Please see the attached tables.
Please note that an offender can be arrested for more than one offence.
The force cannot link Crimes with Custody therefore the arrests do NOT
relate to the crimes in the first part of this response.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by our
SSI Department is as accurate as possible
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
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Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
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[2]Putting Victims FirstPutting Victims First
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are committed to providing the
best possible service to our communities and putting victims at the heart
of everything we do.

For information on services and support given to our victims by us and our
criminal justice partners visit our websites:

Warwickshire Police: [3]www.warwickshire.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst
West Mercia Police: [4]www.westmercia.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst

References

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1. https://ico.org.uk/
3. https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/putti...
4. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/puttingv...