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Table SZR-9. Number of cocaine seizures 1995 to 2008

CountryCrack included19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium Yes until 19991046::80455692110813818252880222593536563345
Czech Republic(1)No:::::::12201016113824
Denmark Yes569659723885744780815881109512071615190112321858
Estonia No5410352622423535557210012264
Ireland Yes4293157151213206300429566753104515001749:
Greece No:::::::410482439576594742868
Spain Yes until 200350358412122761381818006160802612728903217663028236453424244557546391
France No14321457154516881865180216502048263631753278313540514538
Italy Yes until 20012519292231823870::::::6433645770577297
Cyprus No:::::::::34346174:
Latvia No:::::131513112823325546
Lithuania No 2211167106121612142232
Luxembourg Yes until 2000486354225650586669116118898783
Hungary Yes:::::::57959689113134134
Malta No::::::8:14363227::
Netherlands Yes::1005123233912676::::::::
Austria No42152565153151955476886312711475150710441087936
Portugal(3)Yes until 200087211621234137716911181110097398710471374139913691437
Romania No:::::::::::366291
Slovenia No:::::::10980145139190199231
Slovakia No:19151829222732151218251633
Finland No:151624494055454965798292107
United Kingdom(7) No2210282138375209585860106980666277078763132721806420691:
Turkey No::::::374856110461205357367
Norway No5475144206309390495577504464685726909853


 A fuller historical series, back to 1985 for reporting countries, is available in the Supplementary tables section of this Statistical bulletin     

 (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) 1998 data include 1 seizure of coca leaves; in 1999 include 1 seizure of liquid cocaine; in 2000 include 2 seizures of base cocaine; in 2002 include 1 seizure of coca leaves; in 2003 include 1 seizure of base cocaine; in 2004 include 1 seizure of coca leaves; in 2005 include 1 seizure of coca leaves and in 2007 data include 3 seizures of coca leaves.     

 (4) Cocaine and crack are reported together (however, there are usually very few, if any, seizures of crack).     

 (5) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior.      

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

 (7) Before 2006 data have been reported on a calendar year basis. Since 2006 seizures data will be published on a financial year basis (Data reported for 2006 is for 2006/07, data reported in 2007 is for 2007/08 and so on). There are no customs data for Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2006/07. In 2007 data are for England, Wales and Northern Ireland only (England and Wales reported both police and customs seizures and Northern Ireland only police seizures); no data for Scotland is available.   


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