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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hit and run incidents led to an individual being convicted in each police force area in each of the last eight years. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hit and run incidents have led to an individual being convicted in each of the last eight years, broken down by police force area. 
Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform and given in the table shows the number of offenders found guilty at all courts for the offence of failing to stop after an accident under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 170 (4) from 1997 to 2004 (latest available). The data does not distinguish those offences which resulted in injury from those which resulted in damage or both.
|Offenders found guilty at all courts for accident offences( 1) by police force area, England and Wales, 1997-2004( 2)|
|Number of persons|
|(1) Aiding, abetting, causing or permitting accident offences under the RTA88 s. 170(4). (2) These data are on the principal offence basis. Notes:|
1. It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings, in particular those relating to summary motoring offences, may be less than complete. Work is under way to ensure that the magistrates courts case management system currently being implemented by the Department for Constitutional Affairs reports all motoring offences to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. This will enable more complete figures to be disseminated. 2. 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 these data are used.
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