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Table 3: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued to offenders aged 21 and over by offence, England and Wales 2004-07( 1)
Offence 2004 2005 2006 2007

Higher Tier Offences (£80)

Wasting police time

866

1,811

2,854

2,861

Misuse of public telecommunications system

92

326

713

905

Giving false alarm to fire and rescue authority

28

59

60

49

Causing Harassment, alarm or distress

18,677

40,163

52,449

50,668

Throwing fireworks(2)

87

363

388

336

Drunk and disorderly(3)

18,770

25,392

29,812

32,500

Criminal Damage (under £500)(4)

733

7,470

12,233

11,668

Theft (retail under £200)(4)

1,563

16,810

28,875

33,433

Breach of fireworks curfew(5)

11

20

33

26

Possession of category 4 firework(5)

7

3

19

13

Possession by a person under 18 of adult firework(5)

2

6

Sale of alcohol to drunken person(6)

25

36

63

Supply of alcohol to a person under 18

3

37

36

Sale of alcohol to a person under 18(4)

78

1,493

2,444

2,769

Purchasing alcohol for a person under 18(4)

50

73

186

208

Purchasing alcohol for a person under 18 for consumption on the premises

41

26

21

Delivery of alcohol to a person under 18 or allowing such delivery(4)

12

94

122

188

Lower Tier Offences (£50)

Trespassing on a railway

53

93

558

888

Throwing stones at a train/railway

51

10

6

10

Drunk in a highway

2,187

2,646

2,228

1,685

Consumption of alcohol in a designated public place

365

553

770

1,079

Depositing and leaving litter(4)

21

340

559

680

Consumption of alcohol by a person under 18 on relevant premises(4)

7

3

Allowing consumption of alcohol by a person under 18 on relevant premises(4)

3

24

12

9

Buying or Attempting to buy alcohol by a person under 18(6)

2

6

Total

Total Higher Tier Offences

40,974

94,148

130,293

135,744

Total Lower Tier Offences

2,680

3,675

4,142

4,351

Total all offences

43,654

97,823

134,435

140,095

(1) 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 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.
(2) Offence moved from the lower tier (£50) to the upper tier (£80) on 5 March 2004.
(3) Offence moved from the lower tier (£50) to the upper tier (£80) on 1 November 2004.
(4 )Offence added with effect from 1 November 2004.
(5 )Offence added with effect from 11 October 2004.
(6) Offence added with effect from 4 April 2005.
Source:
Evidence and Analysis Unit—Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice


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Table 4: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued to offenders aged 16 and over by offence, England and Wales 2004-07( 1)
Offence 2004 2005 2006 2007

Higher Tier Offences (£80)

Wasting police time

1,171

2,525

3,933

3,966

Misuse of public telecommunications system

117

405

909

1,193

Giving false alarm to fire and rescue authority

44

92

106

96

Causing Harassment, alarm or distress

28,790

64,007

82,235

77,827

Throwing fireworks(2)

177

642

682

649

Drunk and disorderly(3)

26,609

37,038

43,556

46,996

Criminal Damage (under £500)(4)

1,190

12,168

20,620

19,946

Theft (retail under £200)(4)

2,072

21,997

38,772

45,146

Breach of fireworks curfew(5)

12

33

53

39

Possession of category 4 firework(5)

12

13

28

22

Possession by a person under 18 of adult firework(5)

20

47

76

106

Sale of alcohol to drunken person(6)

n/a

32

47

81

Supply of alcohol to a person under 18

3

60

54

Sale of alcohol to a person under 18(4)

113

2,058

3,195

3,583

Purchasing alcohol for a person under 18(4)

84

170

407

555

Purchasing alcohol for a person under 18 for consumption on the premises

83

60

64

Delivery of alcohol to a person under 18 or allowing such delivery(4)

20

209

297

431

Lower Tier Offences (£50)

Trespassing on a railway

96

220

1,042

1,527

Throwing stones at a train/railway

66

20

15

25

Drunk in a highway

2,497

3,138

2,712

2,066

Consumption of alcohol in a designated public place

485

712

1,061

1,544

Depositing and leaving litter(4)

51

737

1,169

1,374

Consumption of alcohol by a person under 18 on relevant premises(4)

7

84

75

85

Allowing consumption of alcohol by a person under 18 on relevant premises(4)

6

27

14

11

Buying or Attempting to buy alcohol by a person under 18(6)

n/a

21

73

158

Total

Total Higher Tier Offences

60,431

141,522

195,036

200,754

Total Lower Tier Offences

3,208

4,959

6,161

6,790

Total all offences

63,639

146,481

201,197

207,544

n/a = Not applicable
(1) 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 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.
(2) Offence moved from the lower tier (£50) to the upper tier (£80) on 5 March 2004.
(3) Offence moved from the lower tier (£50) to the upper tier (£80) on 1 November 2004.
(4 )Offence added with effect from 1 November 2004.
(5 )Offence added with effect from 11 October 2004.
(6) Offence added with effect from 4 April 2005.
Source:
Evidence and Analysis Unit—Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice

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