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Fixed Penalties: Cambridgeshire

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fixed penalty notices for disorder were issued in Cambridgeshire in each year since their introduction, broken down by category of offence; and what percentage of money was collected in (a) each category and (b) total in each year. (153769)

Data on the number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued for all offences paid (and the percentage of money collected), contested in court, and unpaid PNDs registered as fines at court, in Cambridgeshire police force area are provided in the following tables. Data are provided for the years 2004 and 2005, equivalent data for 2006 will be available in autumn 2007.

Number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued and the percentage of PNDS paid in full, fine registered, with cash values in Cambridgeshire police force area, by offence type 20041

PNDs issued

Resolved by police

Resolved by HM courts service

Other outcome3

Offence code

Number

Cash value (£)

Paid in full

Cash value (£)

Percentage of cash value recovered

Fine registered

Cash value (£)2

Number

Cash value (£)

Higher tier offences (value (£80)

Wasting police time

3

240.00

2

160.00

67

1

120.00

0

0.00

Causing harassment, alarm or distress

108

8,640.00

57

4,560.00

53

50

6,000.00

1

80.00

Throwing fireworks

2

160.00

0

0.00

0

2

240.00

0

0.00

Drunk and disorderly

45

3,600.00

26

2,080.00

58

17

2,040.00

2

160.00

Criminal Damage (under £500)

9

720.00

7

560.00

78

2

240.00

0

0.0

Theft (retail under £200)

6

480.00

5

400.00

83

1

120.00

0

0.00

Lower tier offences (value £40 January to October 2004; £50 November December 2004)

Drunk and Disorderly

144

7,070.00

81

4,000.00

57

62

4,530.00

1

50.00

Trespassing on a railway

1

50.00

0

0.00

0

1

75.00

0

0.00

Drunk in a highway

34

1,540.00

26

1,190.00

77

8

525.00

0

0.00

Depositing and leaving litter

7

333.00

2

90.00

27

5

360.00

0

0.00

Total all offences

359

22,830.00

206

13,040.00

57

149

14,250.00

4

290.00

1 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 the police forces. 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.

2 Includes the additional 50 per cent. of the value of the original PND, when they are fine registered at the courts.

3 Includes PNDs contested at court, cancelled and PNDs which were not reported to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform as resolved at the time of data submission

Source:

RDS - Office for Criminal Justice Reform - Ministry of Justice

Number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued and the percentage of PNDS paid in full, fine registered, with cash values in Cambridgeshire police force area, by offence type 20051

PNDs issued

Resolved by police

Resolved by HM courts service

Other outcome3

Offence description

Number

Cash value (£)

Paid in full

Cash value (£)

Percentage of cash value recovered

Fine registered

Cash value (£)2

Number

Cash value (£)

Higher tier offences (value (£80)

Wasting police time

6

480.00

4

320.00

67

2

160.00

0

0.00

Misuse of public telecommunications system

1

80.00

0

0.00

0

0

0.00

1

80.00

Causing harassment, alarm or distress

275

22,000.00

180

14,400.00

65

84

6,720.00

11

880.00

Throwing fireworks

2

160.00

1

80.00

50

1

80.00

0

0.00

Drunk and disorderly

357

28,560.00

218

17,440.00

61

125

10,000.00

14

1,120.00

Sale of alcohol to under 18

11

880.00

11

880.00

100

0

0.00

0

0.00

Delivery of alcohol to person under 18

2

160.00

2

160.00

100

0

0.00

0

0.00

Criminal Damage (under £500)

107

8,560.00

72

5,760.00

67

31

2,480.00

4

320.00

Theft (retail under £200)

148

11,840.00

85

6,800.00

57

59

4,720.00

4

320.00

Possession by a person under 18 of adult firework

1

80.00

0

0.00

0

1

80.00

0

0.00

Lower tier offences (value £50)

Drunk in a highway

90

4,500.00

54

2,700.00

60

33

1,650.00

3

150.00

Consumption of alcohol In public place

41

2,050.00

10

500.00

24

30

1,500.00

1

50.00

Depositing and leaving litter

4

200.00

2

100.00

50

1

50.00

1

50.00

Consumption of alcohol by under 18 on licensed premises

1

50.00

1

50.00

100

0

0.00

0

0.00

Total all offences

1,046

79,600.00

640

49,190.00

62

367

27,440.00

39

2,970.00

1 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 the police forces. 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.

2 Includes the additional 50 per cent. of the value of the original PND, when they are fine registered at the courts.

3 Includes PNDs contested at court, cancelled and PNDs which were not reported to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform as resolved at the time of data submission

Source:

RDS - Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Ministry of Justice