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NCJ Number: 201603 Find in a Library
Title: Motoring Offences and Breath Test Statistics, England and Wales 2001
Author(s): Margaret Ayres; Paul Hayward; Dave Perry
Date Published: February 2003
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Communication Directorate
Room 151, 50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This bulletin presents statistics on motoring offenses and breath tests addressed by the police in England and Wales in 2001 as well as the years from 1991 through 2000.
Abstract: A total of 10.5 million motoring offenses were handled by official police action or penalty charge notice in 2001, a 5-percent increase from 2000 and the highest number ever recorded. A total of 3 million motoring offenses were handled with a fixed penalty notice issued by police (including traffic wardens) in 2001, a 14-percent increase from 2000. There were 2 million court proceedings for motoring offenses during 2001, a 2-percent decrease from the previous year. Camera images of alleged traffic violations provided evidence in 1.1 million offenses processed in 2001, a 39-percent increase from 2000. Cameras provided evidence for 72 percent of the speeding offenses processed. A total of 623,000 breath tests were conducted during 2001, 13-percent fewer than in 2000. The number of positive or refused tests was 99,500 in 2001, a 5-percent increase from the 94,600 in 2000. In 2001 the largest group of motoring offenses handled by police were for obstruction, waiting, and parking offenses. The type of offense the police handled most often in 2001 was speeding (1.4 million offenses). 26 tables and 22 notes
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Foreign crime statistics; Offense statistics; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic laws; Traffic offenses; Traffic violation warnings
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin 03/03.
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