Cannabis possession - 1028/18

Date Responded 15 November 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. How many people have been arrested with possession (just possession, not possession with intent to supply) of cannabis over the past 10 calendar years? - figure to be broken down by year
  2. How many people were charged with possession of cannabis?
  3. How many people were cautioned with possession of cannabis?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

FOI 1028/18

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