Table 2
Police-reported drug offences, by type of offence, Canada, 1977 to 2007

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Year Total drug offences Possession Trafficking Production, importation and exportation
number rate1 number rate1 number rate1 number rate1
1977 65,938 277.9 54,130 228.1 10,816 45.6 992 4.2
1978 60,747 253.5 48,325 201.7 11,088 46.3 1,334 5.6
1979 64,923 268.3 51,279 211.9 12,522 51.7 1,122 4.6
1980 74,196 302.6 58,459 238.5 14,566 59.4 1,171 4.8
1981 75,104 302.6 58,838 237.1 15,183 61.2 1,083 4.4
1982 64,636 257.3 47,190 187.9 15,912 63.4 1,534 6.1
1983 54,847 216.2 39,230 154.6 13,792 54.4 1,825 7.2
1984 54,950 214.6 41,386 161.6 11,979 46.8 1,585 6.2
1985 57,205 221.4 42,039 162.7 13,639 52.8 1,527 5.9
1986 56,251 215.5 39,596 151.7 14,941 57.2 1,714 6.6
1987 61,658 233.1 41,182 155.7 18,411 69.6 2,065 7.8
1988 59,430 221.8 39,322 146.7 18,118 67.6 1,990 7.4
1989 66,961 245.4 43,053 157.8 21,590 79.1 2,318 8.5
1990 60,645 219.0 38,187 137.9 20,268 73.2 2,190 7.9
1991 57,093 203.7 32,221 114.9 21,818 77.8 3,054 10.9
1992 58,881 207.6 33,786 119.1 20,708 73.0 4,387 15.5
1993 56,817 198.1 34,170 119.1 18,672 65.1 3,975 13.9
1994 60,153 207.4 37,704 130.0 17,874 61.6 4,575 15.8
1995 61,613 210.3 38,560 131.6 17,394 59.4 5,659 19.3
1996 65,729 222.0 41,726 140.9 17,913 60.5 6,090 20.6
1997 66,593 222.7 41,297 138.1 17,299 57.8 7,997 26.7
1998 70,921 235.2 43,514 144.3 17,809 59.1 9,598 31.8
1999 80,142 263.6 48,590 159.8 20,145 66.3 11,407 37.5
2000 88,091 287.0 54,815 178.6 21,616 70.4 11,660 38.0
2001 89,395 288.2 57,852 186.5 20,173 65.0 11,370 36.7
2002 92,781 295.7 60,615 193.2 20,414 65.1 11,752 37.5
2003 86,791 274.0 53,280 168.2 21,233 67.0 12,278 38.8
2004 97,630 305.1 63,155 197.4 22,680 70.9 11,795 36.9
2005 93,664 289.9 60,966 188.7 22,982 71.1 9,716 30.1
2006 96,175 294.6 63,822 195.5 23,203 71.1 9,150 28.0
2007 100,675 305.3 68,029 206.3 23,479 71.2 9,167 27.8
1. 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.
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