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Driving Offences: Convictions

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were convicted of driving offences in (a) each constituency and (b) each council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years. (142633)

Conviction data are not available by Northern Ireland constituency. The statistics included within the response are based on the 12 police divisions for the years 1996 to 1999 and the 29 police district command units (DCUs) for the years 2000 to 2005. It is not possible to disaggregate data by DCU for years prior to 2000.

With the exception of overall totals, figures in Table 1 should not be compared with those in Table 2, as Table 1 figures relate to the police division to which an offence was reported, while those in Table 2 relate to the police district command unit in which an offender’s address falls.

Data are collated on the principal offence rule; thus only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.

Table 1: Convictions for motoring offences by police division 1996-991,2

Police division

1996

1997

1998

1999

A (Musgrave Street)

1,574

1,621

814

901

B (Grosvenor Road)

1,742

1,799

1,371

1,282

D (Antrim Road)

2,932

2,933

2,290

2,449

E (Strandtown)

1,638

2,137

1,437

1,360

G (Newtownards)

1,246

1,312

902

750

H (Armagh)

1,097

1,064

987

1,107

J (Portadown)

1,477

1,652

1,284

1,528

K (Dungannon)

1,352

1,327

1,018

969

L (Enniskillen)

1,261

1,457

1,982

1,809

N (Strand Road)

1,468

1,441

1,438

1,335

0 (Coleraine)

1,419

1,083

1,039

1,240

P (Ballymena)

971

944

735

1,024

Missing

0

0

72

28

Total

18,177

18,770

15,369

15,782

1 Missing data relate to those offenders for whom police division information is not available.

2 Police stations included within brackets are the Divisional Headquarters.

Table 2: Convictions for motoring offences by District Command Unit 2000-051

District command unit

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Antrim

436

385

379

402

522

397

Ards

574

492

485

544

612

587

Armagh

493

473

464

629

554

508

Banbridge

312

258

287

275

290

305

Belfast East

584

494

522

585

779

753

Belfast North

863

773

723

963

1,307

1,016

Belfast South

464

507

437

520

671

463

Belfast West

611

552

669

665

844

681

Ballymena

459

463

499

487

484

421

Ballymoney

213

195

235

296

229

232

Carrickfergus

310

330

278

286

395

301

Coleraine

405

354

407

451

501

501

Cookstown

273

289

271

347

285

294

Craigavon

655

632

658

826

712

725

Castlereagh

449

406

387

424

546

489

Dungannon and South Tyrone

557

578

410

509

439

467

Down

477

453

447

562

641

519

Fermanagh

540

536

598

641

446

349

Foyle

1,085

968

837

1,028

954

1,111

Lame

319

241

262

256

274

260

Limavady

281

256

282

338

313

336

Lisburn

862

775

769

919

1,006

943

Magherafelt

303

269

317

291

294

336

Moyle

138

119

174

153

129

84

Newtownabbey

572

586

465

540

733

573

North Down

575

551

672

634

716

556

Newry and Mourne

753

745

611

893

850

900

Omagh

590

601

568

615

490

413

Strabane

405

428

399

437

403

364

Missing

832

757

832

826

796

650

Total

15,390

14,466

14,344

16,342

17,215

15,534

1 Missing data relate to those offenders for whom DCU information is not available