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Table SZR-3. Number of herbal cannabis seizures, 1995 to 2008

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium 5714::824754938254:9431022916400:49011919616831
Bulgaria(6):::6342981101331188653142:
Czech Republic :::::::293737748602556563602
Denmark ::::::::408330396450:562
Germany(1)::126081240611472120521248713380123741715122257235062183124594
Estonia ::::::247214222106290420463280
Ireland 1481792942131882192532423092232796091910:
Greece :::::::5905531938205501525045976008
Spain(8)::::2292::5752125061756821021311533912458914
France(2):::5406485458265780:91191020810202102011138112155
Italy::::::::::1848251722081942
Cyprus :::::::::282374373629:
Latvia :::::::::296267178253309
Lithuania ::::::6075117239158218259249
Luxembourg :103133190255311382326494444518464532464
Hungary(3):::::::1965201517221707154013521670
Malta :::::03:8873::
Netherlands::::::::::::::
Austria ::::2516229728013271373441293787368540033410
Poland(7)::::::8714715212701::::
Portugal(9)16896105105147149127178123174219246289250
Romania :::::::::::276412596
Slovenia(4)::::::39404071:24011819247321272390
Slovakia :::::545527628940786981105912691202
Finland :::::66312231342171220672305226924003000
Sweden(5)4674799249381085130916401694171714161516185425672636
United Kingdom(10)2667728358294093259227092283203251041810368394281474575107424131386:
Croatia::::::48054865386830943525388332772827
Turkey ::::::3298335735394875286851321045411959
Norway ::::::975113611109861023127518601809
Total3317429215434736010355397599877124391704107724145106158131212446264384

Notes:

 (1) In 1995: the number of seizures based on offences; since 1996: the numbers of seizures based on police register.     

 (2) In 2002 and 2003 seizures of cannabis products cannot be broken down by substance; 57794 seizures of all cannabis products were made in 2002, and 67443 in 2003.     

 (3) In 2002/2003 data include seizures of both herbal cannabis and cannabis plants.     

 (4) In 2003 seizures of resin and herbal cannabis could not be broken down by product; 3421 seizures of both products were made in 2003.     

 (5) Data include cannabis plants.     

 (6) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC), separately or in combination with other units within the Ministry of Interior.   

 (7) Up to 2003 the number of large seizures only is reported; from 2004 all seizures are reported.      

 (8) 2005 data include seizures of seeds and other cannabis products except resin and plants.     

 (9) Data include seizures of seeds, leaves and other cannabis products except resin and plants.     

 (10) Before 2006 data have been reported on a calendar year basis. Since 2006 seizures data will be published on a financial year basis (Data reported for 2006 is for 2006/07, data reported in 2007 is for 2007/08 and so on). There are no customs data for Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2006/07. In 2007 data are for England, Wales and Northern Ireland only (England and Wales reported both police and customs seizures and Northern Ireland only police seizures); no data for Scotland is available.   

  

Sources:

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