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Driving Offences

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motoring offences were dealt with by police in each police force area in each year since 1997. (195601)

Available information on the number of motoring offences dealt with by official police action in England and Wales from 1997 to 2005 (latest available) is given in the following table.

2006 data will be available later this year.

Motoring offences1 dealt with, by police force area, England and Wales, 1997 to 2005

Number of offences

Police force area

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Avon and Somerset

167,200

185,600

192,000

166,700

147,100

170,500

229,700

219,500

183,900

Bedfordshire

79,400

76,100

47,400

56,400

54,900

75,900

103,500

90,500

90,600

Cambridgeshire

78,300

69,800

69,300

61,800

58,000

66,500

72,700

53,900

75,000

Cheshire

80,000

90,600

81,100

74,300

72,400

70,400

87,100

109,500

82,800

Cleveland

80,400

92,200

81,100

85,300

76,800

84,100

74,600

65,200

59,300

Cumbria

58,200

57,400

44,600

34,000

32,500

30,400

52,300

59,000

53,700

Derbyshire

97,700

107,100

105,800

98,200

96,600

139,900

154,300

108,500

80,800

Devon and Cornwall

198,900

192,200

185,500

187,700

166,100

182,000

234,700

231,700

172,800

Dorset

93,300

84,800

88,400

97,400

87,200

71,600

112,300

116,000

125,700

Durham

43,700

50,500

54,200

58,400

58,000

52,800

42,200

36,400

31,200

Essex

193,800

157,600

191,200

219,200

268,000

299,800

138,400

150,500

173,300

Gloucestershire

73,800

79,600

72,100

72,700

70,800

65,500

64,800

57,500

54,100

Greater Manchester

449,200

426,000

373,800

366,400

338,000

308,000

316,000

309,800

298,500

Hampshire

205,800

207,300

202,800

150,100

159,200

145,800

150,200

150,000

143,200

Hertfordshire

115,600

94,900

113,500

102,500

102,200

93,100

88,600

125,900

112,900

Humberside

75,700

78,100

78,600

89,400

80,300

73,900

91,600

122,400

119,500

Kent

149,200

140,700

113,200

80,600

80,300

97,400

126,300

147,600

128,200

Lancashire

227,700

223,300

211,300

195,000

173,200

294,200

324,600

170,100

151,500

Leicestershire

125,000

132,400

132,800

115,300

116,700

131,200

157,200

112,200

49,600

Lincolnshire

78,700

85,500

79,500

85,400

87,700

82,500

95,600

105,200

98,400

London, City of

34,300

34,400

30,600

29,200

24,600

28,500

29,200

33,100

33,000

Merseyside

196,600

197,700

179,000

127,400

108,800

98,700

98,200

99,300

111,700

Metropolitan Police

583,800

549,300

476,600

503,600

436,100

428,500

574,300

574,800

437,400

Norfolk

75,700

67,500

69,200

57,900

61,800

61,300

75,500

65,300

61,700

Northamptonshire

65,400

69,100

63,300

118,500

106,500

78,400

87,000

92,900

85,700

Northumbria

202,900

202,200

214,400

203,500

227,900

214,800

216,800

244,300

176,200

North Yorkshire

70,100

65,700

61,000

50,200

48,600

39,700

37,800

43,200

38,300

Nottinghamshire

106,900

106,200

90,100

101,400

90,600

89,200

108,500

110,600

103,700

South Yorkshire

144,000

137,000

124,700

120,100

130,200

115,200

148,000

134,600

147,000

Staffordshire

140,300

124,100

105,500

88,900

64,600

75,600

99,600

105,300

112,200

Suffolk

61,300

69,400

76,400

66,400

65,700

66,900

79,600

109,100

94,800

Surrey

62,200

65,000

63,800

66,800

68,200

61,000

53,000

44,300

59,800

Sussex

220,800

206,500

177,900

196,900

138,100

112,000

146,900

118,800

142,600

Thames Valley

210,400

225,900

196,800

205,600

269,200

231,300

233,700

217,900

213,600

Warwickshire

61,800

63,800

62,400

52,400

55,400

75,600

103,100

91,300

84,400

West Mercia

104,300

107,600

105,400

99,900

101,000

97,400

141,200

114,400

120,400

West Midlands

376,700

364,500

300,800

256,300

228,100

257,500

304,900

320,600

273,100

West Yorkshire

250,800

249,600

237,200

227,600

204,100

205,000

266,900

316,400

269,100

Wiltshire

66,200

76,700

70,200

72,300

67,100

80,100

92,800

97,000

101,500

Dyfed-Powys

56,800

59,000

61,800

60,000

53,300

64,100

50,500

39,200

43,000

Gwent

67,600

67,800

58,900

71,900

63,200

51,500

53,600

49,900

44,800

North Wales

68,200

63,100

62,500

68,300

65,400

95,000

168,300

111,100

126,100

South Wales

237,400

250,400

228,400

251,300

254,900

251,300

256,500

240,600

224,400

England and Wales

6,136,100

6,054,200

5,635,100

5,493,200

5,259,400

5,414,100

6,142,600

5,915,400

5,389,500

1 Includes written warnings, VDRS notices, fixed penalty notices, court proceedings.

Notes:

1. It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings in particular those relating to summary motoring offences may be less than complete.

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 the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their limitations are taken into account when those data are used.