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Road Safety

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted for (a) drunkenness, (b) driving after consuming alcohol and (c) causing death by dangerous driving when under the influence of drink or drugs in each year since 1997 in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) each London borough. (116218)

Information from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of people convicted for (a) drunkenness, (b) driving after consuming alcohol and (c) causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs in each year since 1997 broken down by Government office region and London court area, are provided in the tables.

Data broken down by London court area (or local criminal justice area) are provided as a London borough breakdown is not available. Note that the correct offence description for (c) is causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, and data for this offence are provided in table C.

Table A: Number of persons found guilty at all courts for drunkenness offences1, by region and London court area, England 1997-20052, 3

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Regions

North East

3,715

4,198

4,178

4,443

4,111

4,128

4,641

4,531

4,843

North West

6,208

6,399

5,736

5,559

5,374

5,511

5,323

3,236

1,862

Yorkshire and Humberside

2,962

2,941

3,098

2,945

2,539

2,442

2,892

1,791

1,388

East Midlands

1,230

1,414

1,295

1,169

1,166

1,248

1,311

1,024

500

West Midlands

2,060

1,945

1,535

1,313

1,208

1,170

1,152

1,260

1,103

East of England

1,770

1,885

1,954

1,847

1,809

1,803

1,727

1,380

1,056

London

1,617

1,715

1,581

1,263

1,556

2,331

2,351

1,217

971

South East

4,054

4,670

4,334

3,988

3,882

3,910

4,147

3,209

1,844

South West

2,191

2,407

2,187

2,130

2,247

2,399

2,348

1,576

1,021

England

25,807

27,574

25,898

24,657

23,892

24,942

25,892

19,224

14,588

London court areas

City of London

Guildhall Justice Rooms

14

21

30

30

28

40

49

47

43

Total City of London

14

21

30

30

28

40

49

47

43

Metropolitan police

Inner London court areas

Bow Street

113

133

148

107

307

852

583

186

76

Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge

35

58

42

47

27

49

74

34

58

Greenwich and Woolwich

45

48

52

40

43

145

114

58

47

Highbury Corner

92

90

116

48

24

42

123

74

50

Horseferry Road

124

147

145

114

223

300

269

190

219

Marylebone

36

29

64

4

2

3

2

2

1

South Western

35

31

35

23

22

26

31

19

16

Thames

26

15

31

39

26

41

43

23

27

West London

281

213

144

173

105

173

170

95

94

Inner London Juvenile Courts

1

1

Other London court areas

Barking and Dagenham

11

8

11

12

13

19

32

9

9

Barnet

17

13

9

22

22

32

36

16

12

Bexley

20

17

24

20

13

27

82

36

6

Brent

88

125

71

54

21

33

47

26

35

Bromley

24

11

16

40

73

83

80

22

15

Croydon

39

71

37

51

103

89

37

33

14

Ealing

42

55

47

32

30

76

42

40

19

Enfield

11

14

7

8

19

7

11

9

11

Haringey

11

32

17

19

19

26

41

24

11

Harrow

15

17

18

11

20

21

21

16

9

Havering

12

24

27

19

65

88

66

37

9

Hillingdon

25

95

34

54

74

86

75

35

37

Hounslow

46

73

76

65

41

46

41

34

32

Kingston-upon-Thames

95

57

35

13

28

23

30

18

17

Merton

162

52

98

49

49

38

68

40

10

Newham

13

40

46

29

31

27

29

22

48

Redbridge

22

18

14

16

9

33

25

10

8

Richmond upon Thames

20

83

73

38

47

36

30

18

15

Sutton

65

43

32

61

63

65

90

35

15

Waltham Forest

12

19

13

7

2

5

10

8

8

Total Metropolitan police

1,537

1,632

1,482

1,216

1,521

2,291

2,302

1,169

928

Total London

1,551

1,653

1,512

1,246

1,549

2,331

2,351

1,216

971

1 Includes offences of drunkenness and drunkenness with aggravation.

2 These data are provided on the principal offence basis.

3 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces and courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Table B: Number of persons found guilty at all courts for offences of driving etc. after consuming alcohol or taking drugs1, by region and London court area, England 1997-20052,3

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Regions

North East

3,985

3,740

3,821

3,976

3,913

4,032

4,177

4,352

4,123

North West

12,051

11,244

10,720

10,455

10,137

10,923

11,327

11,769

11,302

Yorkshire and Humberside

7,755

7,228

7,083

7,010

6,757

7,157

7,555

7,849

7,987

East Midlands

6,660

6,061

6,047

5,571

5,141

5,005

6,138

6,598

6,183

West Midlands

9,871

8,939

8,030

7,858

7,974

8,276

8,566

8,875

8,904

East of England

8,043

7,646

7,343

6,729

7,201

7,800

8,176

8,537

8,123

London

15,205

12,937

11,525

10,959

10,521

12,066

11,613

11,815

11,539

South East

12,661

12,462

12,594

12,094

12,262

13,726

13,039

13,088

12,405

South West

7,563

7,321

7,250

6,819

6,948

7,206

7,697

7,650

7,426

England

83,794

77,578

74,413

71,471

70,854

76,191

78,288

80,533

77,992

London court areas

City of London

Guildhall Justice Rooms

411

281

225

156

147

208

207

148

165

Total City of London

411

281

225

156

147

208

207

145

163

Metropolitan police

Inner London court areas

Bow Street

327

194

111

135

150

209

237

211

180

Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge

1,063

1,092

941

865

819

947

997

1,009

1,038

Greenwich and Woolwich

898

741

631

751

835

826

868

770

758

Highbury Corner

1,287

1,132

632

569

529

574

548

611

595

Horseferry Road

549

439

379

334

348

361

299

310

335

Marylebone

429

373

377

64

14

25

24

35

24

South Western

683

507

422

317

349

421

405

336

315

Thames

417

160

547

573

541

638

592

566

623

West London

384

361

289

517

569

619

590

562

553

Inner London Juvenile Courts

4

Other London court areas

Barking and Dagenham

187

236

243

252

253

358

368

299

286

Barnet

457

398

380

359

353

343

329

357

337

Bexley

273

234

241

217

290

325

249

256

225

Brent

569

518

434

449

445

484

516

429

412

Bromley

430

396

324

339

303

344

368

395

390

Croydon

618

507

463

462

427

470

423

434

442

Ealing

654

485

335

538

496

723

544

577

521

Enfield

410

403

406

341

362

339

293

324

301

Haringey

395

382

307

292

367

419

397

471

445

Harrow

287

228

236

238

226

227

245

289

248

Havering

296

230

245

273

226

285

271

337

306

Hillingdon

400

417

403

371

340

430

435

484

490

Hounslow

483

451

375

349

273

345

283

342

379

Kingston-upon-Thames

264

297

266

293

261

263

233

296

285

Merton

348

235

259

266

241

251

263

304

269

Newham

556

426

371

356

347

438

476

490

600

Redbridge

421

343

330

297

307

298

323

358

311

Richmond upon Thames

271

224

235

283

204

312

283

267

218

Sutton

257

232

225

254

242

246

208

253

200

Waltham Forest

366

281

255

281

259

335

339

291

288

Total Metropolitan police

13,983

11,922

10,662

10,635

10,376

11,855

11,406

11,663

11,374

Total London

14,394

12,203

10,887

10,791

10,523

12.063

11,613

11,808

11,537

1 Includes the following offences under the Road Traffic Act 1968 ss. 4 (1), 4 (2), 5 (1) (a) (b), 6 (4) and 7 (6).

2 These data are provided on the principal offence basis.

3 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces and courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Table C: Number of persons found guilty at all courts for causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs under the Road Traffic Act section 3A, by region and London court area, England 1997-20051,2

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Regions

North East

5

2

2

4

1

2

2

2

2

North West

5

13

6

7

4

10

5

6

7

Yorkshire and Humberside

5

3

5

8

4

6

5

7

10

East Midlands

6

7

6

5

7

4

9

12

10

West Midlands

9

7

6

4

7

5

6

6

8

East of England

3

6

2

1

7

11

7

7

5

London

4

8

3

5

4

3

4

8

6

South East

11

10

8

8

8

14

9

7

11

South West

8

4

6

8

6

7

7

6

5

England

56

60

44

50

48

62

54

61

64

London court areas

City of London

Guildhall Rooms

Total City of London

Metropolitan police

Inner London court areas

Bow Street

Camberwell Green/Tower Bridge

1

Greenwich and Woolwich

1

1

Highbury Corner

2

1

1

1

Horseferry Road

1

1

Marylebone

South Western

Thames

1

West London

1

Inner London Juvenile Courts

Other London court areas

Barking and Dagenham

Barnet

2

1

Bexley

1

Brent

Bromley

1

Croydon

1

Ealing

1

Enfield

1

Haringey

1

Harrow

1

1

Havering

1

1

1

1

1

Hillingdon

1

1

Hounslow

1

1

Kingston-upon-Thames

Merton

Newham

1

Redbridge

1

2

Richmond upon Thames

Sutton

Waltham Forest

1

1

Total Metropolitan police

4

7

1

4

3

2

4

7

6

Total London

4

7

1

4

3

2

4

7

6

1 These data are provided on the principal offence basis.

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces and courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.