HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c896W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug arrests there were in the Portsmouth, South constituency in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. [64588]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

Information on the number of persons arrested for notifiable offences is collected by police force area only. Available data on the number of persons arrested for drugs offences within the Hampshire police force area are given in the table for the years 1999–2000 and 2000–01. Statistics for 2001–02 will be available in the autumn.

Number of persons arrested, for drug offences in Hampshire police force area
Number of persons
1999–2000 3,768
2000–01 3,059

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