National Statistics

Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2019 second edition

Contains figures for seizures of drugs made by local police forces and the UK Border Force.

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Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2019 second edition

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Pre-release access list for: Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2019

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The data relate to all drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The number and quantity of seizures made can be affected by police and Border Force activity and changes in recording practices, as well as changes in the drugs market. Therefore, the number and quantity of drug seizures each year should not be taken as an indicator of drug prevalence in England and Wales.

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Further information

Seizures of drugs in England and Wales: user guide

Home Office statisticians are committed to regularly reviewing the usefulness, clarity and accessibility of the statistics that we publish under the Code of Practice for Statistics.

Published 5 December 2019
Last updated 7 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Following the initial release of data, some corrections were received from Border Force which affected data on seizures of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues. Revisions have therefore been made to Summary Table 1, Summary Table 4, Area Table 1, Area Table 3, Appendix Table 3 and Appendix Table 4 and Chapter 2 and 3 of the publication.

  2. First published.