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Drunkenness: Beverley

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals aged under 18 years resident in Beverley were (a) arrested for and (b) issued with a penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. (262255)

The number of persons aged 16 to 17 years issued with a penalty notice for disorder (PND) for being drunk and disorderly, in the Humberside police force area, which includes Beverley, from 2004, when the scheme was implemented, to 2007 (latest available) are given in the following table.

PND data are collected centrally at police force area level; data for Beverley is not available separately.

Data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.

The number of penalty notices for disorder issued to persons aged 16 to 17 years for being drunk and disorderly1, in the Humberside police force area, from 2004 to 20072

Total issued









1 Data includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:

Being found drunk in a highway or other public place, whether a building or not, or on licensed premises—Licensing Act 1872, section 12;

Being guilty while drunk of disorderly behaviour—Criminal Justice Act 1967, section 91.

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 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.


Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Evidence and Analysis Unit