During 2021, England & Wales's police forces received 173,533 crime reports about drugs. This is a decrease of 10% from 2020's figure of 191,575 reports of drugs, giving an overall crime rate of 2.9 per 1,000 people in 2021 and a rate of 3.2 per 1,000 people for 2020.
The most dangerous cities for drugs are Liverpool, Westminster, and Belfast City, with crime rates of 12, 11, and 8 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for drugs is Merseyside, which recorded a drugs rate of 8 offences per 1,000 people in 2021. The second most dangerous area for drugs is Antrim, with a crime rate of 6, followed by Londonderry in third, with a drugs rate of 6 per 1,000 residents.
The safest area in England and Wales for drugs is Stoke-on-Trent, which had a crime rate of 1.5 in 2021. Next safest is Bristol, followed by Richmond upon Thames in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 1.9 and 2.0 respectively.
|7||Barking and Dagenham||6.54|
|3||Richmond upon Thames||2.00|
|6||Kingston upon Hull||2.24|
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Last updated: 22 Mar 2021