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|Table 5.01: Screening breath tests by outcome: England and Wales|
|Number (thousand) and percentage|
|(1) Figures for 2006 revised since previous publication.|
(2) Figures for 'positive/refused' contain some data on prosecutions for failing a breath test where shortfalls were found in the data supplied to the Home Office. The police forces affected are: Bedfordshire, Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, Essex, Humberside, Lancashire, Norfolk, Northumbria, South Wales and Staffordshire. Similar adjustments were also made to various forces' data between 1998 and 2006.
Mr. Alan Campbell: The Department does not classify drug-related crimes as it is not always possible to establish an association with drug use when crimes are being recorded. The Department deems it more useful to draw on a number of data sources which provide information on the relationship between drugs and crime. Relevant research is routinely made available on the departmental website at:
"proven offending by those identified as Class A drug misusers in the course of their contact with the CJS."
The most recent analysis of the caseload found that on 30 June 2009 there were 9,465 community orders with a DRR, 3,220 suspended sentence orders with a DRR and 43 drug treatment and testing orders, the predecessor of the DRR, in force. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) England, (b) Devon and (c) Torbay constituency have been (i) killed and (ii) wounded by a firearm in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Available information relates to crimes recorded by the police in which firearms (excluding air weapons) were reported to have been fired or used as a blunt instrument resulting in fatal, serious and slight injury. Data for England and the Devon and Cornwall police force area, from 1997-98 up to and including 2008-09, are given in the table. Constituency and county level data are not collected centrally.
|Crimes recorded by the police in which firearms (excluding air weapons) were reported to have been used( 1) resulting in injury, by degree of injury, England total and Devon and Cornwall police force area, 1997-98 to 2008-09|
|Fatal injury||Serious( 2) injury||Slight injury|
|(1) Where firearms have been fired or used as a blunt instrument.|
(2) A serious injury is the one which necessitated detention in hospital or involved fractures, concussion, severe general shock, penetration by a bullet or multiple shot wounds.
(3) There was a change in the counting rules for recorded crime on 1 April 1998.
(4) Figures may have been inflated by some police forces implementing the principles of the National Crime Recording Standard before 1 April 2002.
(5) The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced on 1 April 2002. Figures for some crime categories may have been inflated by this.
(6) More explicit guidelines for the classification of weapons introduced on 1 April 2004 may have increased the recording of firearm offences, particularly those committed by imitation weapons.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) convicted for an offence of flytipping in each London borough since 1997. 
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery. Waste management offences are not notifiable offences and therefore do not form a part of this collection.
|Number of persons found guilty at all courts for 'fly tipping'( 1) , England and Wales 1997 to 2007( 2,3)|
|(1) Covers offences under sections 33(6),33(8),33(9),34 and 59 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.|
(2) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
(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.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.
Ref: IOS 036-10
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