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Driving Offences

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average fine given to a person convicted of driving without insurance was in each justice administrative area in each year since 1997. (312817)

The number of average fines imposed at all courts in England and Wales for using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, by police force area, from 1997 to 2007 (latest available) is given in the table.

Court proceedings data for 2008 are planned for publication on 28 January 2010.

Average fine imposed at all courts for offences of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, by police force area, England and Wales, 1997 to 20071

Average amount of fines (£)

Police force area

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Avon and Somerset

259

204

164

182

130

133

138

154

154

155

155

Bedfordshire

314

293

274

226

164

169

137

143

156

183

210

Cambridgeshire

220

209

215

182

119

118

131

152

171

182

186

Cheshire

274

248

237

211

149

153

167

179

190

195

224

City of London

332

314

346

374

369

368

334

230

198

214

245

Cleveland

162

167

170

179

167

173

171

189

202

210

216

Cumbria

150

171

220

265

151

151

159

169

171

186

193

Derbyshire

270

279

283

296

337

355

367

367

376

372

379

Devon and Cornwall

184

185

178

179

133

132

127

134

145

150

161

Dorset

295

302

301

261

121

114

125

158

171

176

186

Durham

181

177

194

159

118

122

121

116

123

132

138

Essex

174

149

140

123

101

104

112

164

182

202

217

Gloucestershire

154

201

247

240

91

86

133

148

143

140

156

Greater Manchester

245

226

236

232

152

151

157

167

176

181

186

Hampshire

132

135

138

136

119

122

124

131

138

141

150

Hertfordshire

193

164

173

205

155

166

181

198

208

216

216

Humberside

159

148

143

137

122

132

137

150

180

194

200

Kent

245

241

226

271

209

192

190

197

204

221

223

Lancashire

332

296

237

219

111

113

141

156

169

183

191

Leicestershire

318

318

276

254

134

135

138

150

145

152

163

Lincolnshire

159

197

209

188

133

134

148

179

185

196

202

Merseyside

199

203

200

206

163

167

148

137

141

147

156

Metropolitan Police

202

184

184

169

139

140

143

147

165

179

195

Norfolk

242

256

265

210

99

108

139

152

152

165

167

North Yorkshire

249

236

230

211

130

137

141

160

177

185

193

Northamptonshire

243

286

310

280

280

334

245

183

156

172

175

Northumbria

136

146

148

144

130

135

135

137

142

148

153

Nottinghamshire

164

165

153

150

152

156

152

188

138

147

159

South Yorkshire

194

206

191

169

128

137

146

126

147

143

157

Staffordshire

251

228

234

198

152

163

166

186

230

256

257

Suffolk

192

192

192

185

128

138

133

136

156

162

168

Surrey

243

242

215

218

201

215

221

198

195

217

236

Sussex

218

186

181

167

118

117

138

162

170

169

185

Thames Valley

292

256

268

250

134

135

158

198

206

217

226

Warwickshire

228

175

178

188

157

168

164

210

200

230

229

West Mercia

268

282

282

263

176

180

165

193

208

218

223

West Midlands

207

190

189

201

169

192

200

206

207

211

209

West Yorkshire

255

242

242

208

120

123

134

144

144

146

147

Wiltshire

152

183

186

204

283

286

280

200

208

228

217

Dyfed Powys

183

182

175

169

155

166

172

187

184

191

206

Gwent

253

225

225

208

148

154

170

157

171

172

174

North Wales

209

226

272

230

143

150

149

154

163

173

175

South Wales

190

179

182

188

159

173

158

154

149

158

167

England and Wales

224

214

212

203

150

155

160

169

177

185

194

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 the courts and 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 use.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services‚ÄĒMinistry of Justice