Dorset Police release data on Springbourne drug trafficking reports

DORSET Police have released data on the number of reports of drug dealing in Springbourne and East Cliff over the past five years.

This follows claims by a resident that he regularly sees drug dealing outside his home in Springbourne.

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A Dorset Police spokesman said: “The data shows the number of reports recorded by Dorset Police relating to drug supply offenses in the Springbourne and East Cliff area over the past five years, which we believe does not indicate a significant increase.”

Data

  • 2017 – 19
  • 2018 – 19
  • 2019 – 15
  • 2020 – 20
  • 2021 – 14
  • 2022 (1/01/22 to 10/31/22) – 13

Chief Inspector Darren Harris, of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Local Policing Area (LPA), said: ‘We are fully aware of the impact of drug trafficking and drug-related offenses on residents and associated anti-social behavior, and we are committed to working with our partners to address these issues.

“While we appreciate that statistics alone do not paint the whole picture, it should be noted that our figures show that there has not been a significant increase in reports related to drug trafficking in the region of Springbourne over the past five years.

“Local Neighborhood Policing Team officers continue to carry out intelligence-led patrols in the Springbourne area, with information reported by community members helping us to direct our resources to where they are most needed. and so we encourage people to report any issues. ours.”

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