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Drug crime rate fall in North Yorkshire
11:37am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
ALMOST 500 drug crimes were uncovered by police in North Yorkshire in the space of three months, new figures have revealed.
The figures for the first quarter of this year show that 487 drug offences were recorded between April and June.
This is 83 offences fewer than the number recorded during the same period last year.
Of the 487 offences, 74 per cent involved cannabis, seven per cent cocaine and five per cent heroin. In total, there were 308 cannabis possessions, 29 cocaine possessions and 19 heroin possessions.
There were a further 28 offences of possession of drugs with intent to supply, eight supply of drugs and 36 cannabis production offences.
The rundown of figures, which have been presented to North Yorkshire Police Authority, shows the 14 per cent reduction in the first quarter of this year follows a six per cent rise in total of drug offences in 2011/12 compared to 2010/11, with 2,169 crimes recorded in total