Just reported in the Canberra Times. This gained’t come as a lot of a shock to 90% of our readers however for politicians and media in Australia it’ll be a little bit of a revelation.One, in fact, that almost all politicians will select to ignore because it doesn’t assist with their narrative.
The Canberra Times writes
The nationwide drug offence arrest price was 5 instances increased than in the ACT for the 12 months ending June 2019.
More than 490 individuals had been arrested for illicit drug offences in the ACT, a price of 117 per 100,000 individuals.
Nationally the speed was 609 per 100,000, in accordance to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s report on illicit medicine overlaying the 2018-19 12 months.
Almost half of the drug arrests in Canberra had been for hashish, three-quarters of which had been shoppers not sellers, a few of whom had been issued a warning.
In ACT, complete drug arrests fell 23 per cent over the 5 years to June 2019, in contrast with a nationwide discount of simply 1 per cent.
Analysis from the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT discovered the discount was pushed largely by arrests for hashish, with ACT arrests down 43 per cent, in contrast with a fall of 11 per cent nationally.
Much of the discount in the ACT was in the final reporting 12 months. Arrests from 2017-18 to 2018-19 for all medicine fell 34 per cent in the ACT and 38 per cent of hashish.
Cannabis was not decriminalised in Canberra till July 1, after the information was collected.