Table 2: Offenders sentenced to a fine, total amount issued in fines, and the average fine value for selected motoring offences, by police force area, England and Wales, 2007-11(1)
  20072008
OffencePolice Force AreaOffenders sentenced to a fineTotal amount issued in fines (£)Average fine value (£)Offenders sentenced to a fineTotal amount issued in fines (£)Average fine value (£)

Speeding offences

Avon and Somerset

5,636

711,392

126

4,061

571,645

141

 

Bedfordshire

4,157

309,687

74

2,481

241,374

97

 

Cambridgeshire

4,038

539,616

134

3,962

549,347

139

 

Cheshire

2,897

296,828

102

2,711

359,455

133

 

Cleveland

1,159

130,398

113

758

103,978

137

 

Cumbria

2,424

445,886

184

1,961

349,046

178

 

Derbyshire

2,712

289,104

107

2,085

280,217

134

 

Devon and Cornwall

3,803

561,159

148

2,806

506,473

180

 

Dorset

2,088

217,501

104

1,802

233,091

129

 

Durham

632

71,127

113

603

86,382

143

 

Essex

7,078

702,000

99

5,226

676,365

129

 

Gloucestershire

1,091

153,421

141

606

96,886

160

 

Greater Manchester

4,402

465,087

106

3,827

489,045

128

 

Hampshire

4,554

565,012

124

4,167

549,458

132

 

Hertfordshire

2,350

278,490

119

2,327

304,664

131

 

Humberside

2,126

260,855

123

480

76,416

159

 

Kent

3,128

514,040

164

1,925

321,280

167

 

Lancashire

7,253

728,544

100

7,088

820,935

116

 

Leicestershire

1,731

249,543

144

2,444

348,536

143

 

Lincolnshire

3,657

344,744

94

3,838

473,480

123

 

London City of

433

54,405

126

550

79,901

145

 

Merseyside

2,935

269,819

92

2,001

260,193

130

 

Metropolitan Police

5,656

761,891

135

9,776

1,463,538

150

 

Norfolk

2,618

421,906

161

2,515

437,663

174

 

Northamptonshire

2,888

210,936

73

1,577

131,280

83

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28 Nov 2012 : Column 412W

 

Northumbria

3,484

356,641

102

3,179

399,325

126

 

North Yorkshire

1,932

341,066

177

2,966

479,867

162

 

Nottinghamshire

3,304

458,053

139

2,835

401,204

142

 

South Yorkshire

4,051

396,010

98

1,491

193,888

130

 

Staffordshire

4,291

617,582

144

3,122

442,298

142

 

Suffolk

3,289

380,346

116

3,582

479,770

134

 

Surrey

3,428

572,396

167

2,775

457,776

165

 

Sussex

3,874

436,007

113

3,035

387,178

128

 

Thames Valley

5,641

609,839

108

4,476

562,477

126

 

Warwickshire

1,252

203,553

163

948

134,010

141

 

West Mercia

2,593

386,705

149

2,211

350,933

159

 

West Midlands

4,466

466,260

104

3,636

438,173

121

 

West Yorkshire

5,368

631,124

118

4,119

583,135

142

 

Wiltshire

4,897

878,691

179

4,055

804,406

198

 

Dyfed Powys

918

108,808

119

1,111

143,167

129

 

Gwent

1,112

120,283

108

484

82,179

170

 

North Wales

4,226

388,130

92

3,560

421,677

118

 

South Wales

2,369

245,825

104

2,105

246,700

117

 

England and Wales

141,941

17,150,710

121

121,267

16,818,811

139

        

Failure to comply with traffic signals detected by camera

Avon and Somerset

474

39,035

82

63

5,930

94

 

Bedfordshire

133

8,521

64

211

15,450

73

 

Cambridgeshire

11

1,640

149

47

6,795

145

 

Cheshire

198

15,544

79

178

16,400

92

 

Cleveland

14

1,927

138

 

Cumbria

12

1,105

92

27

2,970

110

 

Derbyshire

8

830

104

99

10,671

108

 

Devon and Cornwall

391

34,305

88

287

25,043

87

 

Dorset

234

21,815

93

248

23,795

96

 

Durham

5

285

57

21

2,345

112

 

Essex

5

455

91

648

68,824

106

 

Gloucestershire

60

5,118

85

20

1,825

91

 

Greater Manchester

39

3,185

82

1,132

111,234

98

 

Hampshire

66

4,810

73

94

9,360

100

 

Hertfordshire

26

2,960

114

202

20,775

103

 

Humberside

20

1,325

66

16

802

50

 

Kent

4

570

143

18

1,768

98

 

Lancashire

9

750

83

15

1,295

86

 

Leicestershire

139

13,065

94

210

24,821

118

 

Lincolnshire

34

2,490

73

46

4,535

99

 

London City of

2,016

534,740

265

335

38,391

115

 

Merseyside

68

5,090

75

165

15,831

96

 

Metropolitan Police

1,011

98,015

97

2,454

254,798

104

 

Norfolk

13

1,037

80

22

2,057

94

 

Northamptonshire

157

10,758

69

174

12,723

73

 

Northumbria

149

10,410

70

127

10,181

80

 

North Yorkshire

13

1,444

111

50

6,008

120

 

Nottinghamshire

1,062

103,865

98

899

99,840

111

 

South Yorkshire

440

36,735

83

354

35,180

99

28 Nov 2012 : Column 413W

28 Nov 2012 : Column 414W

 

Staffordshire

30

2,770

92

52

4,495

86

 

Suffolk

26

3,063

118

12

1,155

96

 

Surrey

173

20,159

117

 

Sussex

558

44,770

80

455

38,488

85

 

Thames Valley

51

4,285

84

136

13,935

102

 

Warwickshire

135

13,540

100

137

13,660

100

 

West Mercia

137

10,800

79

109

11,777

108

 

West Midlands

94

8,442

90

259

28,591

110

 

West Yorkshire

140

10,265

73

237

19,463

82

 

Wiltshire

128

13,640

107

159

17,376

109

 

Dyfed Powys

 

Gwent

1

40

40

23

4,648

202

 

North Wales

1

60

60

 

South Wales

212

14,920

70

157

13,481

86

 

England and Wales

8,309

1,086,437

131

10,086

1,018,862

101

  20092010
OffencePolice Force AreaOffenders sentenced to a fineTotal amount issued in fines (£)Average fine value (£)Offenders sentenced to a fineTotal amount issued in fines (£)Average fine value (£)

Speeding offences

Avon and Somerset

4,587

712,595

155

4,117

656,867

160

 

Bedfordshire

1,890

255,258

135

1,346

214,435

159

 

Cambridgeshire

3,355

485,302

145

2,483

407,348

164

 

Cheshire

2,697

423,288

157

2,862

470,478

164

 

Cleveland

519

69,679

134

658

83,006

126

 

Cumbria

2,009

348,715

174

1,542

298,759

194

 

Derbyshire

1,492

241,933

162

926

152,396

165

 

Devon and Cornwall

2,792

511,139

183

2,003

363,995

182

 

Dorset

1,588

222,013

140

1,693

259,685

153

 

Durham

486

78,669

162

401

64,626

161

 

Essex

4,068

753,895

185

3,483

707,323

203

 

Gloucestershire

712

122,892

173

380

66,850

176

 

Greater Manchester

4,259

628,987

148

6,716

818,634

122

 

Hampshire

3,665

570,336

156

3,400

561,264

165

 

Hertfordshire

3,218

502,272

156

2,841

410,359

144

 

Humberside

3,254

486,182

149

2,649

416,426

157

 

Kent

2,652

448,315

169

3,150

514,947

163

 

Lancashire

5,719

810,688

142

4,514

585,070

130

 

Leicestershire

2,609

388,176

149

1,873

287,296

153

 

Lincolnshire

3,316

461,533

139

2,241

309,691

138

 

London City of

507

91,250

180

323

67,912

210

 

Merseyside

1,627

234,781

144

2,529

358,298

142

 

Metropolitan Police

9,649

1,673,357

173

8,702

1,730,896

199

 

Norfolk

2,603

453,073

174

2,763

500,688

181

 

Northamptonshire

1,355

179,960

133

1,329

171,752

129

 

Northumbria

2,688

380,010

141

2,919

401,212

137

 

North Yorkshire

2,192

364,789

166

1,583

287,082

181

 

Nottinghamshire

2,953

443,888

150

2,696

422,300

157

 

South Yorkshire

1,591

253,860

160

2,602

346,856

133

 

Staffordshire

2,667

434,672

163

3,193

499,071

156

28 Nov 2012 : Column 415W

28 Nov 2012 : Column 416W

 

Suffolk

3,484

524,017

150

1,978

312,163

158

 

Surrey

2,611

450,048

172

2,169

395,312

182

 

Sussex

2,896

470,687

163

2,641

423,756

160

 

Thames Valley

6,143

906,380

148

5,367

873,826

163

 

Warwickshire

1,249

218,079

175

1,848

300,994

163

 

West Mercia

1,885

333,984

177

2,580

441,776

171

 

West Midlands

4,216

623,300

148

4,001

598,944

150

 

West Yorkshire

4,951

838,217

169

4,429

674,002

152

 

Wiltshire

4,553

950,466

209

3,720

803,301

216

 

Dyfed Powys

1,001

164,894

165

988

151,370

153

 

Gwent

1,272

211,770

166

1,380

203,499

147

 

North Wales

3,456

545,533

158

3,080

488,421

159

 

South Wales

2,118

285,450

135

2,181

286,003

131

 

England and Wales

122,554

19,554,332

160

114,279

18,388,889

161

        

Failure to comply with traffic signals detected by camera

Avon and Somerset

541

50,478

93

447

41,818

94

 

Bedfordshire

120

11,589

97

140

14,618

104

 

Cambridgeshire

65

7,825

120

21

2,435

116

 

Cheshire

193

19,633

102

231

24,541

106

 

Cleveland

277

51,193

185

286

46,834

164

 

Cumbria

37

3,747

101

41

4,074

99

 

Derbyshire

130

16,775

129

45

6,091

135

 

Devon and Cornwall

251

25,507

102

171

16,680

98

 

Dorset

316

32,490

103

422

42,128

100

 

Durham

17

1,551

91

11

930

85

 

Essex

745

81,868

110

675

74,880

111

 

Gloucestershire

34

3,051

90

36

3,060

85

 

Greater Manchester

2,091

206,761

99

2,068

193,647

94

 

Hampshire

557

55,546

100

306

29,213

95

 

Hertfordshire

314

33,608

107

358

37,650

105

 

Humberside

87

8,639

99

120

12,541

105

 

Kent

32

3,615

113

41

5,037

123

 

Lancashire

18

1,340

74

7

870

124

 

Leicestershire

408

42,604

104

537

61,252

114

 

Lincolnshire

44

4,457

101

20

2,040

102

 

London City of

36

5,528

154

39

4,800

123

 

Merseyside

162

16,269

100

261

26,214

100

 

Metropolitan Police

3,025

365,102

121

2,551

309,075

121

 

Norfolk

14

1,810

129

15

1,670

111

 

Northamptonshire

175

17,819

102

114

13,047

114

 

Northumbria

68

7,576

111

116

11,005

95

 

North Yorkshire

32

4,214

132

14

1,815

130

 

Nottinghamshire

1,144

150,266

131

1,056

143,559

136

 

South Yorkshire

412

43,239

105

473

48,538

103

 

Staffordshire

52

4,991

96

103

11,646

113

 

Suffolk

4

485

121

13

1,445

111

 

Surrey

473

47,845

101

394

43,250

110

 

Sussex

487

51,242

105

656

67,330

103

 

Thames Valley

134

15,458

115

165

18,883

114

28 Nov 2012 : Column 417W

28 Nov 2012 : Column 418W

 

Warwickshire

166

19,355

117

186

19,643

106

 

West Mercia

111

12,620

114

161

18,445

115

 

West Midlands

763

91,541

120

728

77,507

106

 

West Yorkshire

288

27,930

97

356

35,785

101

 

Wiltshire

127

12,167

96

97

10,609

109

 

Dyfed Powys

24

2,170

90

56

5,090

91

 

Gwent

107

46,220

432

55

5,235

95

 

North Wales

25

2,385

95

28

2,860

102

 

South Wales

329

33,260

101

348

36,072

104

 

England and Wales

14,435

1,641,769

114

13,968

1,533,862

110

        
  2011
OffencePolice Force AreaOffenders sentenced to a fineTotal amount issued in fines (£)Average fine value (£)

Speeding offences

Avon and Somerset

4,797

926,733

193

 

Bedfordshire

1,141

184,159

161

 

Cambridgeshire

2,433

426,211

175

 

Cheshire

2,180

372,559

171

 

Cleveland

1,129

150,390

133

 

Cumbria

1,212

230,429

190

 

Derbyshire

854

143,399

168

 

Devon and Cornwall

1,944

346,471

178

 

Dorset

1,510

268,194

178

 

Durham

554

88,778

160

 

Essex

3,397

658,479

194

 

Gloucestershire

723

123,815

171

 

Greater Manchester

8,309

1,019,384

123

 

Hampshire

4,055

676,759

167

 

Hertfordshire

2,221

355,047

160

 

Humberside

2,679

384,076

143

 

Kent

3,033

474,602

156

 

Lancashire

4,694

596,930

127

 

Leicestershire

1,416

242,254

171

 

Lincolnshire

2,797

401,931

144

 

London City of

732

139,991

191

 

Merseyside

2,411

376,715

156

 

Metropolitan Police

8,857

1,774,446

200

 

Norfolk

2,136

404,033

189

 

Northamptonshire

820

113,675

139

 

Northumbria

2,343

310,687

133

 

North Yorkshire

1,477

247,649

168

 

Nottinghamshire

2,551

389,826

153

 

South Yorkshire

3,133

381,216

122

 

Staffordshire

2,859

479,715

168

 

Suffolk

2,749

470,032

171

 

Surrey

2,640

454,565

172

 

Sussex

2,449

446,937

182

 

Thames Valley

4,982

860,278

173

 

Warwickshire

2,583

388,787

151

 

West Mercia

2,678

450,869

168

 

West Midlands

2,200

339,421

154

 

West Yorkshire

3,654

614,308

168

 

Wiltshire

856

223,235

261

 

Dyfed Powys

1,153

178,499

155

 

Gwent

1,414

201,206

142

 

North Wales

1,696

255,365

151

 

South Wales

2,647

320,180

121

 

England and Wales

110,098

17,892,235

163

     

Failure to comply with traffic signals detected by camera

Avon and Somerset

249

24,920

100

 

Bedfordshire

115

11,675

102

 

Cambridgeshire

25

3,435

137

 

Cheshire

233

24,820

107

 

Cleveland

295

47,644

162

 

Cumbria

18

2,105

117

 

Derbyshire

15

2,287

152

 

Devon and Cornwall

114

10,686

94

28 Nov 2012 : Column 419W

 

Dorset

511

51,076

100

 

Durham

20

2,500

125

 

Essex

313

35,335

113

 

Gloucestershire

26

2,423

93

 

Greater Manchester

1,963

196,798

100

 

Hampshire

372

38,095

102

 

Hertfordshire

201

24,583

122

 

Humberside

104

11,215

108

 

Kent

30

3,274

109

 

Lancashire

5

395

79

 

Leicestershire

423

48,092

114

 

Lincolnshire

30

3,255

109

 

London City of

585

80,390

137

 

Merseyside

595

58,425

98

 

Metropolitan Police

2,024

254,924

126

 

Norfolk

15

1,695

113

 

Northamptonshire

65

8,111

125

 

Northumbria

197

20,075

102

 

North Yorkshire

11

1,295

118

 

Nottinghamshire

1,231

154,695

126

 

South Yorkshire

342

34,932

102

 

Staffordshire

69

7,045

102

 

Suffolk

9

1,740

193

 

Surrey

496

56,133

113

 

Sussex

587

62,795

107

 

Thames Valley

84

9,865

117

 

Warwickshire

223

26,251

118

 

West Mercia

305

38,071

125

 

West Midlands

256

27,095

106

 

West Yorkshire

136

13,920

102

 

Wiltshire

26

2,615

101

 

Dyfed Powys

22

2,285

104

 

Gwent

66

6,785

103

 

North Wales

9

905

101

 

South Wales

171

18,699

109

28 Nov 2012 : Column 420W

 

England and Wales

12,586

1,433,359

114

'—' = Nil (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 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. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.

Drugs: Convictions

Lindsay Roy: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of a drug trafficking offence in each of the last three years. [130242]

Jeremy Wright: The number of persons found guilty at all courts for drug trafficking offences, in England and Wales, for the period 2009 to 2011, are provided in Table 1 as follows.

The common interpretation of “drug trafficking” covers the unlawful activities of unauthorised production, possession with intent to supply, supply and importation and exportation of controlled drugs. This is in line with the definition used in the Drug Trafficking Act 1994.

Table 1: Number of persons found guilty at all courts for drugs trafficking offences, England and Wales, 2009 to 2011(1, 2)
 Persons found guilty
Offence description200920102011

Unlawful importation of a drug controlled under misuse of Drugs Act 1971

769

611

636

Unlawful exportation of a drug controlled under misuse of Drugs Act 1971

31

21

30

Production of or being concerned in the production of a controlled drug

4,107

6,163

6,419

Having possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply

6,349

7,353

6,881

Supplying or offering to supply (or being concerned in supplying or offering to supply) a controlled drug.

3,778

3,816

3,758

Having a controlled drug in possession on a ship; Being knowingly concerned in the carrying or concealing of a controlled drug on a ship

0

2

2

Concealing or transferring the proceeds of drug trafficking; Assisting another person to retain the benefit of drug trafficking; Acquisition, possession or use of proceeds of drug trafficking

1

3

1

    

Total drugs trafficking offences

15,035

17,969

17,727

28 Nov 2012 : Column 421W

(1) 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. (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 those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.