Trends in police-reported drug offences in Canada - ARCHIVED

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This article analyses data on the incidence and nature of police-reported drug offences in Canada. It examines the long and short-term trends in possession, trafficking, production, importing and exporting of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and "other" drugs, including methamphetamine (crystal meth) and ecstasy. Key issues include geographical comparisons, involvement of youth (12 to 17 years) accused of drug offences, and decisions and sentencing outcomes for those charged with drug offences. These data are intended to inform researchers, the media and the public on the nature and extent of drug offences in Canada.

Issue Number: 2009002
Author(s): Dauvergne, Mia

Main Product: Juristat

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