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Alcoholic Drinks: Public Places

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) anti-social behaviour orders, (b) penalty notices for disorder and (c) police cautions have been issued for on-street drinking in (i) North Yorkshire, (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (iii) England in each year since 1997. (295748)

Information showing the number of offenders cautioned for on-street drinking offences in the North Yorkshire Police Force area, the Yorkshire and Humberside region and England from 1997 to 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in Table 1.

Information showing the number of Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) issued in the North Yorkshire Police Force area, the Yorkshire and Humberside region and England from 2004 to 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in Table 2. The PND scheme was rolled out to all Police Forces during 2004.

Data on the number of ASBOs issued held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform does not include information detailing the specific nature of the antisocial behaviour which resulted in the court issuing the ASBO. This could be determined only by examining individual court files which could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.

Number of offenders cautioned1 for on-street drinking2 in North Yorkshire Police Force Area, Yorkshire and Humberside region3 and England, 1997 to 20074, 5

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

140/01

North Yorkshire Police Force Area

26

25

51

99

191

204

268

111

87

119

70

141/01

Yorkshire and Humberside Region3

1,592

1,866

1,990

1,992

1,890

1,854

2,220

1,314

642

991

982

140/11

England

23,253

20,882

18,489

16,599

15,351

15,014

16,977

12,358

7,497

4,916

5,095

1 From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.

2 Includes the following offences and 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.

Offences relating to the Police Reform Act 2002 Sch.4 Para.5 (Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 S.12). Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 S12.

3 Covers the following Police Force Areas:

North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

4 The cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.

5 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.

Source:

Evidence and Analysis Unit—Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

Number of Penalty Notices for Disorder issued to persons aged 16 and over for on-street drinking1 in North Yorkshire Police Force Area, Yorkshire and Humberside region2 and England, 2004 to 20073, 4

2004

2005

2006

2007

North Yorkshire Police Force Area

480

810

1,024

1,113

Yorkshire and Humberside Region1

3,722

5,835

8,392

7,578

England5

28,455

38,499

43,842

47,591

1 Includes the following offences and 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.

Offences relating to the Police Reform Act 2002 Sch.4 Para.5 (Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 S.12). Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 S12,

2 Covers the following Police Force Areas:

North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

3 The Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) Scheme was implemented in all 43 police forces in England and Wales in 2004.

4 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.

5 Excludes British Transport Police.

Source:

Evidence and Analysis Unit—Office for Criminal Justice Reform.