Proportion of people convicted of crime committed to support drug habits

Miles Stratford made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Miles Stratford

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please advise what proportion of criminal convictions, relate to crimes where the motivation related to drug use or the need to support a drug use habit.

Yours faithfully,

Miles Stratford

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Ministry of Justice

Kia ora Miles,

Thank you for your Official Information Act Request received 19th December 2019 for criminal convictions that relate to crimes where the motivation is related to drug use/ the need to support a drug use habit.'

The Ministry of Justice does not hold information on motivations of crime, we only hold outcome data at the charge and person level.

Please refer to the publicly available, multiple drug offence related tables on the Justice website which includes information on: charges and convicted charges; drug offences; Cannabis specific offences & methamphetamine specific offences.

Kind regards,

Official Correspondence
Ministry of Justice
[email address] |  04 466 2943
Justice Centre  |  19 Aitken Street  | DX Box SX 10088
Wellington  | New Zealand |

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From: Miles Stratford

Dear Taylor,

Thank you for your response

Yours sincerely,

Miles Stratford

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