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Driving Under Influence: Thames Valley Police

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests for drink-driving offences there were in the Thames Valley police force area in each of the last 20 quarters for which records are available, broken down by basic command unit. (244432)

The data requested are not collected centrally.

The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery.

Offences of drink-driving under the Road Traffic Act 1988 are summary offences that do not form a part of the arrests collection. Additionally, data on arrests for the offence of ‘causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs’ cannot be separated from within the ‘violence against the person’ offence group.

Data are broken down at police force area level only.