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Table SZR-1. Number of cannabis resin seizures, 1995 to 2005

Belgium 7570 45733350547515908461411663784492
Bulgaria(8) 10812101084
Czech Republic(1) 9396149116
Denmark 578852345942731310287
Germany(2) 157851716617694184661654113953102671264813030
Estonia 253590120162
Ireland 30313233375342644322440159602746336626103142
Greece 321280228300
Spain 52148 8106783877110168123883
France(3)5216 2914634709392144406039976 6370162396
Italy 8356
Cyprus 3940
Latvia 2040
Lithuania 510102324
Luxembourg 178574411589106788483134
Hungary 21765986
Malta(4) 8310 60102136
Austria 2563246423281855147318612053
Poland(9) 17374382
Romania 101
Slovenia(6) 5652 122118
Slovakia(7) 252830232929
Finland 2259248240113171279626262408
Sweden 33113017355740334834466755166490652666866829
United Kingdom 64295641697960184983737646540063920627966002952084
Turkey 99907522307814
Norway 1008910004947691639223


 Data were not available for the unlisted EU Member States.   

 (1) Accurate data are not available before 2002 due to double counting of seizures by police and customs reports.   

 (2) In 1995: the number of seizures based on offences; since 1996: the numbers of seizures based on police register.   

 (3) In 2002 and 2003 seizures of cannabis products cannot be broken down by substance; 57794 seizures of all cannabis products were made in 2002, and 67443 in 2003.   

 (4) Data include number of seizures of herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, cannabis plants and cannabis seeds.   

 (5) The value for 1995 includes cannabis seeds.   

 (6) In 2003 seizures of resin and herbal cannabis could not be broken down by product; 3421 seizures of both products were made in 2003.   

 (7) Data are not available before 2000.   

 (8) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC), separately or in combination with other units within the Ministry of Interior.   

 (9) Up until 2003 the number of large seizures only is reported; from 2004 all seizures are reported.    


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