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Police Traffic Operations

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) police traffic officers and (b) civilians working in police traffic departments there were in each year since 1981.

[holding answer 14 February 1992]: The information requested is as follows:

YearPolice OfficersCivilians
198134623
198235123
198336523
198435325
198539527
198636333
198736133
198831631
Reckless drivingFailing to stop at pelican and zebra crossingSpeedingBreach of traffic signDrink, driving offences
1981
Proceeded against4094,8835323,165
Convicted3774,8405173,108
1982
Proceeded against4113,8415283,071
Convicted3633,8345122,997
1983
Proceeded against4233,4616863,315
Convicted3863,4376643,228
1984
Proceeded against4545,0397492,971
Convicted4185,0056592,913
1985
Proceeded against5005,2878733,143
Convicted4685,2348403,083
1986
Proceeded against386nil4,7267413,042
Convicted354nil4,6737222,985
1987
Proceeded against47817,2967803,060
Convicted45617,2297582,989
1988
Proceeded against43158,3048302,818
Convicted39258,1998012,750
1989
Proceeded against46937,3447222,499
Convicted42037,2686882,432
1990
Proceeded against54287,4147992,796
Convicted48087,3127522,705

Notes:

1. Prior to 1986, offences relating to pelican and zebra crossings are included in the figures for breach of traffic signs.

2. Offences relating to bus lanes and traffic lights are included in the figures for breach of traffic signs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many motorists have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of assault against (i) pedestrians, (ii) cyclists and (iii) other motorists, in each year since 1981.

[holding answer 14 February 19921: The information requested is not available from existing records.

Year

Police Officers

Civilians

198930131
199032030
199131930