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NCJ Number: 153072 Find in a Library
Title: Motor Vehicle Offenses in Scotland, 1992
Corporate Author: Scottish Office Central Research & Statistics Unit
Publications Coordinator
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Scottish Office Central Research & Statistics Unit
Edinburgh, EH11 3XA, Scotland
Sale Source: Scottish Office Central Research & Statistics Unit
Publications Coordinator
Room J1-0
Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh, EH11 3XA,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents statistics on traffic offenses recorded by the police in Scotland and processed in Scottish courts in 1992, as well as data regarding fixed penalty notices and other alternatives to prosecution.
Abstract: A total of 77,100 persons were prosecuted for 114,600 motor vehicle offenses in 1992. The use of conditional offers as an alternative to prosecution increased by 4 percent to 107,200, while offenses handled by the vehicle defect rectification scheme increased by 1 percent to 20,900. For 90 percent of the offenses prosecuted, the charge was proved or accepted. A fine was the most common penalty, imposed for 84 percent of the charges proved or accepted. In addition to the main penalty, 21 percent of the offenses resulted in disqualification of drivers, and another 43 percent resulted in an endorsement of the offender's license. Police and traffic wardens issued 513,600 fixed penalty notices. Seventy-five percent of these were for parking violations. The penalty was paid without further enforcement in 64 percent of the cases. Tables, figures, and appended methodological information
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Auto related offenses; Crime in foreign countries; Scotland; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic offenses
Note: Scottish Office Statistical Bulletin, No. 1, February 1994. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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