Proactive Disclosure

The Abbotsford Police Department is committed to openness and transparency in our operations, activities and communications with the public. We routinely receive and respond to Freedom of Information requests that, at times, produce reports and data that would also be beneficial to the community at large. As such, we will be proactively publishing select reports and data from these Freedom of Information requests that are deemed to be in the public interest.

Drug Possession and Trafficking offences 2014-2020 YTD

Each year the Abbotsford Police Department investigates numerous drug related offences as defined by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The CDSA is Canada’s federal control statute, passed in 1996, respecting the control of certain drugs, their precursors and other substances. Below is a breakdown, by year, of drug possession and trafficking offences investigated by AbbyPD in which charges were recommended to Crown. Drug possession is defined as the person having physical control over an illegal substance while drug trafficking is defined as the selling, administering, giving, transferring, transporting, sending or delivering of an illegal substance.

Important information about the reports:

  • Limited to Charged/Charges recommended only. Does not include files in which no charges were put forward to Crown.
  • Substance type limited to: Heroin, Opium, Morphine, Methadone, Fentanyl/Analogs, Oth Sched 1 Drugs, Methamphetamine, MDMA and Cocaine.
  • The data was pulled based on the UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) code assigned to the file in accordance with UCR guidelines established by the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics.
  • The UCR code will align with the type of drugs located during the investigation and the type of offence (trafficking/possession) recommended by the lead investigator.
  • The UCR code reflects the police investigation ONLY and does not reflect what charges Crown ultimately decided to prosecute.
  • Each general occurrence (event) may be scored with multiple UCR codes based on the determined offences and types of drugs located. In the data report, each event is separated by a colour block and each individual involved in the event will have a corresponding charge and substance type.







2020 YTD