Table 5
Police-reported "other" drug offences, by type of offence, Canada, 1977 to 2007

Year Total "other" drug offences1 Possession Trafficking Production, importation and exportation
number rate2 number rate2 number rate2 number rate2
1977 2,716 11.4 1,789 7.5 872 3.7 55 0.2
1978 2,264 9.4 1,663 6.9 548 2.3 53 0.2
1979 2,064 8.5 1,442 6.0 601 2.5 21 0.1
1980 2,241 9.1 1,566 6.4 648 2.6 27 0.1
1981 2,386 9.6 1,629 6.6 723 2.9 34 0.1
1982 3,354 13.4 2,265 9.0 1,014 4.0 75 0.3
1983 2,763 10.9 1,949 7.7 734 2.9 80 0.3
1984 3,279 12.8 2,544 9.9 687 2.7 48 0.2
1985 4,579 17.7 3,907 15.1 629 2.4 43 0.2
1986 4,191 16.1 3,464 13.3 657 2.5 70 0.3
1987 6,345 24.0 5,361 20.3 943 3.6 41 0.2
1988 4,991 18.6 3,989 14.9 958 3.6 44 0.2
1989 7,326 26.9 6,247 22.9 959 3.5 120 0.4
1990 5,541 20.0 4,477 16.2 948 3.4 116 0.4
1991 4,147 14.8 2,979 10.6 1,122 4.0 46 0.2
1992 4,806 16.9 3,383 11.9 1,357 4.8 66 0.2
1993 4,284 14.9 3,118 10.9 1,119 3.9 47 0.2
1994 3,468 12.0 2,344 8.1 1,046 3.6 78 0.3
1995 3,204 10.9 2,097 7.2 1,055 3.6 52 0.2
1996 3,661 12.4 2,283 7.7 1,317 4.4 61 0.2
1997 4,928 16.5 2,895 9.7 1,713 5.7 320 1.1
1998 6,499 21.6 3,622 12.0 2,203 7.3 674 2.2
1999 6,845 22.5 3,638 12.0 2,289 7.5 918 3.0
2000 7,762 25.3 3,884 12.7 2,815 9.2 1,063 3.5
2001 8,378 27.0 4,235 13.7 2,683 8.6 1,460 4.7
2002 9,571 30.5 4,645 14.8 2,791 8.9 2,135 6.8
2003 10,816 34.1 5,208 16.4 3,060 9.7 2,548 8.0
2004 11,956 37.4 6,530 20.4 3,347 10.5 2,079 6.5
2005 13,066 40.4 7,696 23.8 3,972 12.3 1,398 4.3
2006 13,294 40.7 7,575 23.2 4,389 13.4 1,330 4.1
2007 14,547 44.1 8,857 26.9 4,308 13.1 1,382 4.2
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.