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|(1) From 1 June 2000, the Crime and Disorder Act removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings.|
(2) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(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.
(4) Where no defendants were proceeded against, cautioned or issued with a PND for illegal alcohol purchasing in a police force, it has been omitted from the table.
(5) The offence of illegal purchasing of alcohol by an under-age person was added to the penalty notice for disorder scheme on the 4 April 2005.
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