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Fixed Penalties

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued in each of the last 24 months by each police force in England and Wales. (290978)

[holding answer 14 September 2009]: Information on the number of fixed penalty notices for motoring offences is provided in table A.

Additionally, data provided by the Ministry of Justice on Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) issued to persons aged 16 and over in England and Wales, by police force area and month, for 2006 and 2007 (latest available) are given in tables B and C.

Information on fixed penalty notices for motoring offences held by the Home Office is not broken down by months and therefore we are unable to provide you with data in this way.

Table A: Fixed penalty notices issued for all offences by offence group and police force area for England and Wales, 2006 and 2007

Police force area

2006

2007

Avon and Somerset

88,251

95,346

Bedfordshire

60,858

39,813

Cambridgeshire

39,021

43,084

Cheshire

60,133

60,568

Cleveland

27,465

21,559

Cumbria

40,257

35,732

Derbyshire

47,670

36,226

Devon and Cornwall

108,040

119,436

Dorset

59,562

45,895

Durham

12,464

13,058

Essex

96,807

81,172

Gloucestershire

32,624

25,094

Greater Manchester

126,293

100,607

Hampshire

84,041

77,547

Hertfordshire

102,957

63,038

Humberside

62,598

57,381

Kent

63,378

64,231

Lancashire

73,024

70,076

Leicestershire

59,274

38,089

Lincolnshire

52,675

46,779

London, City of

14,978

8,493

Merseyside

77,366

78,720

Metropolitan

208,815

167,960

Norfolk

37,532

36,818

North Yorkshire

21,359

28,409

Northamptonshire

52,447

60,135

Northumbria

95,988

70,254

Nottinghamshire

70,080

63,176

South Yorkshire

74,168

62,827

Staffordshire

70,679

52,687

Suffolk

49,021

49,108

Surrey

59,111

43,291

Sussex

102,528

98,339

Thames Valley

158,197

99,299

Warwickshire

45,748

40,865

West Mercia

73,053

75,372

West Midlands

93,391

88,059

West Yorkshire

102,114

88,020

Wiltshire

63,374

46,018

Total England

2,767,341

2,392,581

Dyfed - Powys

15,262

16,145

Gwent

25,782

23,628

North Wales

79,354

62,635

South Wales

130,542

131,664

Total Wales

250,940

234,072

England and Wales

3,018,281

2,626,653

Table B: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued to persons aged 16 and over, by police force area and month, England and Wales 20061

Police force area

Total

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avon and Somerset

3,951

269

283

283

315

318

304

331

339

340

436

346

387

Bedfordshire

1,645

129

110

150

145

155

125

160

155

133

124

133

126

British Transport police

3,058

2

2

121

268

314

279

358

337

262

341

390

388

Cambridgeshire

1,518

89

89

65

83

95

156

122

133

119

164

185

218

Cheshire

2,283

190

170

144

178

194

201

183

184

198

193

174

274

Cleveland

3,570

289

260

233

300

280

267

275

302

347

319

290

408

Cumbria

1,693

119

99

91

124

114

173

147

155

139

176

146

210

Derbyshire

2,583

157

155

163

184

174

204

239

225

247

276

279

280

Devon and Cornwall

7,022

535

466

498

543

592

574

622

627

587

628

632

718

Dorset

2,309

171

160

196

183

181

169

211

230

198

210

180

220

Durham

1,591

74

91

143

171

129

133

152

130

156

134

115

163

Essex

4,461

382

350

346

351

377

392

414

335

316

417

312

469

Gloucestershire

3,164

287

259

315

294

323

272

277

250

252

208

189

238

Greater Manchester

10,881

830

835

719

878

870

897

888

881

908

1,049

941

1,185

Hampshire

4,909

307

330

320

358

365

432

439

432

491

463

459

513

Hertfordshire

5,615

302

478

422

442

424

465

577

499

549

537

429

491

Humberside

5,490

259

290

325

338

347

417

449

452

513

692

741

667

Kent

7,080

630

561

575

568

588

573

590

602

573

608

561

651

Lancashire

12,479

883

935

944

1,098

1,067

1,079

1,175

1,064

1,091

1,082

993

1,068

Leicestershire

2,426

193

162

157

163

195

203

215

175

203

238

222

300

Lincolnshire

2,049

237

163

143

207

192

149

149

169

175

161

122

182

London, City of

316

14

20

28

13

30

23

19

26

27

32

34

50

Merseyside

11,709

1,103

1,106

1,235

1,211

1,204

1,059

945

837

676

736

704

893

Metropolitan

20,856

1,473

1,564

1,599

1,594

1,811

1,818

1,667

1,701

1,708

1,956

1,902

2,063

Norfolk

1,332

52

53

76

94

67

129

136

163

134

144

123

161

North Yorkshire

2,395

150

145

150

153

197

180

192

230

225

230

231

312

Northamptonshire

2,541

173

189

164

167

227

240

249

185

211

222

217

297

Northumbria

6,418

319

280

274

580

612

551

663

576

572

642

577

772

Nottinghamshire

2,304

186

174

213

176

202

171

203

164

178

185

195

257

South Yorkshire

6,185

399

333

386

404

511

466

498

518

539

637

612

882

Staffordshire

3,261

247

263

267

306

291

272

270

214

247

261

251

372

Suffolk

1,472

76

94

95

92

118

128

156

127

155

137

123

171

Surrey

2,844

77

74

66

113

147

216

291

354

360

381

329

436

Sussex

5,268

400

408

425

494

384

482

490

473

409

488

373

442

Thames Valley

6,789

388

439

405

569

482

548

581

644

654

732

582

765

Warwickshire

1,049

76

87

77

71

74

117

93

60

85

113

84

112

West Mercia

3,533

256

226

283

315

268

333

322

309

315

294

263

349

West Midlands

8,015

693

619

587

601

629

578

611

641

720

767

729

840

West Yorkshire

8,930

698

811

774

786

818

771

752

676

676

688

703

777

Wiltshire

1,246

92

75

111

127

123

120

101

70

110

113

91

113

England

186,240

13,204

13,206

13,568

15,057

15,489

15,666

16,212

15,644

15,798

17,214

15,962

19,220

Dyfed Powys

1,393

92

107

90

160

130

120

160

109

115

114

94

102

Gwent

2,050

175

122

169

159

148

155

144

144

184

242

183

225

North Wales

6,167

363

385

410

476

526

485

498

583

632

566

519

724

South Wales

5,347

288

304

327

330

400

551

533

499

496

555

488

576

Wales

14,957

918

918

996

1,125

1,204

1,311

1,335

1,335

1,427

1,477

1,284

1,627

England and Wales

201,197

14,122

14,124

14,564

16,182

16,693

16,977

17,547

16,979

17,225

18,691

17,246

20,847

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 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 Not applicable. The British Transport Police started issuing PNDs on 1 March 2006.

Table C: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued to persons aged 16 and over, by police force area and month, England and Wales 20071

Police force area

Total

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avon and Somerset

2,950

278

270

294

272

245

250

246

237

213

220

223

202

Bedfordshire

1,336

103

107

132

111

107

116

96

102

129

112

114

107

British Transport police

4,867

362

400

426

432

426

431

458

453

406

368

361

344

Cambridgeshire

2,249

179

168

163

192

171

205

193

213

185

178

197

205

Cheshire

2,206

184

194

210

191

204

175

186

169

158

188

150

197

Cleveland

3,803

334

356

356

372

312

279

294

295

265

303

294

343

Cumbria

1,650

130

115

116

106

127

163

167

164

125

141

125

171

Derbyshire

2,730

240

203

261

262

303

255

188

191

204

229

191

203

Devon and Cornwall

5,703

604

427

453

505

519

501

555

558

480

364

344

393

Dorset

1,798

154

120

158

142

169

178

160

170

138

157

127

125

Durham

1,839

144

155

182

167

190

168

133

108

162

152

126

152

Essex

4,402

332

365

413

408

437

396

383

360

290

351

302

365

Gloucestershire

2,330

219

165

243

202

200

223

176

227

190

186

179

120

Greater Manchester

9,896

826

816

862

865

810

891

760

775

848

821

785

837

Hampshire

6,005

498

470

498

482

497

560

566

569

477

456

476

456

Hertfordshire

4,428

456

427

402

357

380

413

366

287

316

343

364

317

Humberside

8,339

681

548

745

707

721

708

768

710

718

672

676

685

Kent

7,960

622

644

702

693

737

681

601

686

643

611

685

655

Lancashire

12,856

971

1,060

1,110

1,092

1,109

1,140

1,128

1,173

1,024

961

994

1,094

Leicestershire

2,519

195

183

202

209

223

229

237

204

185

205

208

239

Lincolnshire

1,758

120

129

162

150

131

156

185

165

152

131

107

170

London, City of

415

31

38

28

43

32

15

41

20

35

47

30

55

Merseyside

9,270

729

651

798

811

890

748

847

787

712

694

739

864

Metropolitan

24,655

1,818

1,764

2,022

1,916

2,159

2,207

2,297

2,277

1,968

2,119

2,130

1,978

Norfolk

1,560

116

127

134

121

174

99

146

142

126

119

113

143

North Yorkshire

3,715

322

266

333

365

378

332

305

341

313

271

213

276

Northamptonshire

2,377

239

150

192

259

222

190

185

169

175

196

186

214

Northumbria

7,542

578

629

662

661

652

581

674

528

634

594

605

744

Nottinghamshire

2,551

183

205

243

200

206

210

196

239

210

223

215

221

South Yorkshire

7,983

564

635

677

693

650

552

665

666

706

718

712

745

Staffordshire

2,967

253

199

269

257

273

260

258

236

255

189

228

290

Suffolk

1,879

123

92

161

143

176

200

186

180

162

155

131

170

Surrey

3,786

336

272

363

345

370

376

354

280

321

263

251

255

Sussex

5,091

412

387

401

401

435

447

468

417

416

441

417

449

Thames Valley

8,538

619

660

720

709

662

749

764

714

708

738

653

842

Warwickshire

897

74

84

84

83

85

75

54

63

56

72

76

91

West Mercia

2,914

234

190

224

259

217

254

243

249

262

250

233

299

West Midlands

7,860

657

631

698

708

720

644

731

611

578

570

620

692

West Yorkshire

6,002

625

518

600

558

522

555

568

474

429

362

381

410

Wiltshire

1,203

83

73

78

79

83

100

113

92

124

97

111

170

England

192,829

15,628

14,893

16,777

16,528

16,924

16,712

16,941

16,301

15,498

15,267

15,072

16,288

Dyfed Powys

995

117

80

81

111

90

76

74

74

82

60

70

80

Gwent

1,861

142

142

152

158

145

149

169

177

151

157

155

164

North Wales

5,907

536

487

579

609

569

529

571

430

381

378

405

433

South Wales

5,952

398

450

524

491

481

582

581

514

535

485

472

439

Wales

14,715

1,193

1,159

1,336

1,369

1,285

1,336

1,395

1,195

1,149

1,080

1,102

1,116

England and Wales

207,544

16,821

16,052

18,113

17,897

18,209

18,048

18,336

17,496

16,647

16,347

16,174

17,404

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 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.