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Date Responded 24 March 2020

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:

I am after a yearly breakdown of the number of people charged with a drug-driving offence and the number of people tested for drug-driving, For each question please could you provide a breakdown for the past five years, starting with March 2015 - February 2016, March 2016 - February 2017, March 2017 - February 2018, March 2018 - February 2019 and March 2019 - February 2020.

In particular, are you able to provide me with:

  1. A yearly breakdown of the total number of people charged with a drug-driving related offence.
  2. A yearly breakdown of the total number of people who tested positive for drug-driving.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within 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 follows.

1.

Period Start

Period End

Count - Drugs

Mar-2015

Feb-2016

73

Mar-2016

Feb-2017

105

Mar-2017

Feb-2018

178

Mar-2018

Feb-2019

99

Mar-2019

Feb-2020

89

 

2.

Period Start

Period End

Count

Mar-2015

Feb-2016

154

Mar-2016

Feb-2017

226

Mar-2017

Feb-2018

275

Mar-2018

Feb-2019

135

Mar-2019

Feb-2020

228

 

 

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