Drug Use and Offending

Figure 3: Drug Offence Rate by Drug Offence Type (per 100,000 population) Canada, 1980-2000

This is a line graph that illustrates the drug offence rate per 100,000 population by drug offence type from 1980 to 2000.

The Y axis is measured in rate per 100,000 population and increases in increments of 50 from 0 to 350.

The X axis is divided in years from 1980 to 2000.

Four lines are demonstrated, each representing the following rates: all drug offences; possession; trafficking; other drug offences.

The line for all drug offences shows a general decrease from 303 offences per 100,000 population in 1980 to a low of 198 in 1993, and gradually increasing to 286 in 2000.

The line for possession shows a considerable decrease from 238 per 100,000 population in 1980 to 155 in 1983 decreasing more to a low of 115 in 1991 and gradually increasing to 178 in 2000.

The line for drug trafficking offences decreased from 59 per 100,000 population in 1980 to a low of 47 in 1984, increasing to 79 in 1989 and slowly declining to 70 in 2000.

The line for other drug offences (importation and cultivation) has steadily increased over from 5 offences per 100,000 population in 1980 to 38 in 2000.

Source

Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics

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