Table 1
Police-reported drug offences, by type of drug, Canada, 1977 to 2007

Year Total drug offences Cannabis Cocaine Heroin Other drugs1
number rate2 number rate2 number rate2 number rate2 number rate2
1977 65,938 277.9 58,481 246.5 897 3.8 1,037 4.4 2,716 11.4
1978 60,747 253.5 53,378 222.7 1,030 4.3 1,221 5.1 2,264 9.4
1979 64,923 268.3 56,834 234.8 1,142 4.7 575 2.4 2,064 8.5
1980 74,196 302.6 64,866 264.6 1,704 7.0 623 2.5 2,241 9.1
1981 75,104 302.6 65,763 265.0 2,189 8.8 583 2.3 2,386 9.6
1982 64,636 257.3 53,658 213.6 2,738 10.9 734 2.9 3,354 13.4
1983 54,847 216.2 43,799 172.7 3,275 12.9 942 3.7 2,763 10.9
1984 54,950 214.6 43,917 171.5 4,119 16.1 634 2.5 3,279 12.8
1985 57,205 221.4 43,803 169.5 4,900 19.0 827 3.2 4,579 17.7
1986 56,251 215.5 41,514 159.1 6,729 25.8 914 3.5 4,191 16.1
1987 61,658 233.1 43,072 162.9 8,202 31.0 765 2.9 6,345 24.0
1988 59,430 221.8 40,030 149.4 11,036 41.2 937 3.5 4,991 18.6
1989 66,961 245.4 40,243 147.5 16,158 59.2 954 3.5 7,326 26.9
1990 60,645 219.0 38,810 140.1 12,765 46.1 1,206 4.4 5,541 20.0
1991 57,093 203.7 33,267 118.7 16,114 57.5 1,362 4.9 4,147 14.8
1992 58,881 207.6 34,993 123.4 14,139 49.8 1,449 5.1 4,806 16.9
1993 56,817 198.1 35,995 125.5 12,523 43.7 1,595 5.6 4,284 14.9
1994 60,153 207.4 40,496 139.6 12,339 42.5 1,607 5.5 3,468 12.0
1995 61,613 210.3 43,845 149.6 11,369 38.8 1,236 4.2 3,204 10.9
1996 65,729 222.0 47,234 159.5 11,478 38.8 1,287 4.3 3,661 12.4
1997 66,593 222.7 47,933 160.3 11,468 38.3 1,235 4.1 4,928 16.5
1998 70,921 235.2 50,917 168.8 12,182 40.4 1,323 4.4 6,499 21.6
1999 80,142 263.6 60,011 197.4 11,963 39.3 1,323 4.4 6,845 22.5
2000 88,091 287.0 66,274 216.0 12,829 41.8 1,226 4.0 7,762 25.3
2001 89,395 288.2 67,921 218.9 12,145 39.2 951 3.1 8,378 27.0
2002 92,781 295.7 69,687 222.1 12,737 40.6 786 2.5 9,571 30.5
2003 86,791 274.0 61,087 192.8 14,225 44.9 657 2.1 10,816 34.1
2004 97,630 305.1 67,895 212.2 16,974 53.1 799 2.5 11,956 37.4
2005 93,664 289.9 60,492 187.2 19,270 59.6 831 2.6 13,066 40.4
2006 96,175 294.6 59,521 182.3 22,383 68.6 972 3.0 13,294 40.7
2007 100,675 305.3 62,510 189.6 22,819 69.2 797 2.4 14,547 44.1
1. Other drugs include all other illicit drugs not otherwise stated, e.g. crystal meth, ecstasy, "date rape" drugs, LSD, barbiturates, chemical precursors, etc.
2. Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. Population estimates are from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Aggregate Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.