Table 3
Police-reported cannabis offences, by type of offence, Canada, 1977 to 2007

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Year Total cannabis offences Possession Trafficking Production Importation and exportation
number rate1 number rate1 number rate1 number rate1 number rate1
1977 58,481 246.5 50,168 211.4 7,504 31.6 595 2.5 214 0.9
1978 53,378 222.7 44,604 186.1 7,634 31.9 803 3.4 337 1.4
1979 56,834 234.8 47,439 196.0 8,431 34.8 615 2.5 349 1.4
1980 64,866 264.6 53,999 220.3 9,883 40.3 668 2.7 316 1.3
1981 65,763 265.0 54,277 218.7 10,656 42.9 596 2.4 234 0.9
1982 53,658 213.6 42,030 167.3 10,521 41.9 766 3.0 341 1.4
1983 43,799 172.7 34,364 135.5 8,065 31.8 875 3.4 495 2.0
1984 43,917 171.5 35,587 139.0 7,067 27.6 710 2.8 553 2.2
1985 43,803 169.5 34,665 134.1 7,963 30.8 641 2.5 534 2.1
1986 41,514 159.1 31,766 121.7 8,645 33.1 676 2.6 427 1.6
1987 43,072 162.9 30,856 116.7 10,599 40.1 1,042 3.9 575 2.2
1988 40,030 149.4 29,266 109.2 9,203 34.3 1,115 4.2 446 1.7
1989 40,243 147.5 28,773 105.5 9,738 35.7 1,375 5.0 357 1.3
1990 38,810 140.1 27,344 98.7 9,853 35.6 1,334 4.8 279 1.0
1991 33,267 118.7 21,921 78.2 8,780 31.3 2,002 7.1 564 2.0
1992 34,993 123.4 23,178 81.7 8,074 28.5 2,938 10.4 803 2.8
1993 35,995 125.5 24,279 84.6 8,294 28.9 2,795 9.7 627 2.2
1994 40,496 139.6 28,362 97.8 8,128 28.0 3,434 11.8 572 2.0
1995 43,845 149.6 30,505 104.1 8,206 28.0 4,457 15.2 677 2.3
1996 47,234 159.5 33,238 112.2 8,420 28.4 5,034 17.0 542 1.8
1997 47,933 160.3 32,696 109.3 7,925 26.5 6,615 22.1 697 2.3
1998 50,917 168.8 34,419 114.1 7,940 26.3 7,561 25.1 997 3.3
1999 60,011 197.4 39,594 130.2 10,295 33.9 9,007 29.6 1,115 3.7
2000 66,274 216.0 45,407 148.0 10,708 34.9 9,062 29.5 1,097 3.6
2001 67,921 218.9 47,720 153.8 10,824 34.9 8,403 27.1 974 3.1
2002 69,687 222.1 49,647 158.2 10,911 34.8 8,113 25.9 1,016 3.2
2003 61,087 192.8 41,295 130.4 10,520 33.2 8,601 27.2 671 2.1
2004 67,895 212.2 47,957 149.9 10,629 33.2 8,327 26.0 982 3.1
2005 60,492 187.2 43,208 133.7 9,294 28.8 6,949 21.5 1,041 3.2
2006 59,521 182.3 43,942 134.6 8,079 24.7 6,550 20.1 950 2.9
2007 62,510 189.6 47,101 142.8 7,951 24.1 6,653 20.2 805 2.4
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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