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House of Commons Hansard
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Alcoholic Drinks: Fixed Penalties
04 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices for disorder were issued to persons aged 16 and over for an offence of being drunk and disorderly in England and Wales in each of the last five years. [315063]

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The number of persons issued with a penalty notice for disorder for drunk and disorderly related offences in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2008 is provided in the following table.

Number of persons issued with a penalty notice for disorder for drunk and disorderly related offences in England and Wales, from 2004 to 20081,2,3

Offences

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Drunk and disorderly offences

Penalty notices for disorder

29,106

40,176

46,268

49,062

45,849

1 The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the more severe.

2 Data include the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:

Being found drunk in a highway or other Public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises.

Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12.

Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour.

Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.

3 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 used.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services in the Ministry of Justice

Ref: IOS 60-10