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(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.

(3) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008.

(4) Following the introduction of the LIBRA case management system defendants at magistrates' courts can be recorded as "sex not stated" and have therefore been excluded from these data

Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.



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Table 2 : The number of females proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs, by police force area, England and Wales, 2000 to 2008(1)(2)(3)
Prosecutions
Police force area200020012002200320042005200620072008 (4)

Avon and Somerset

267

235

276

309

350

356

330

360

301

Bedfordshire

76

83

102

121

100

92

133

125

96

Cambridgeshire

74

69

87

103

117

118

134

142

139

Cheshire

195

170

272

270

278

233

285

282

287

City of London

14

18

28

20

15

12

16

13

13

Cleveland

73

74

93

105

106

116

134

116

135

Cumbria

88

83

89

106

92

130

116

111

137

Derbyshire

143

121

148

173

197

188

204

169

184

Devon and Cornwall

268

252

269

357

325

326

363

326

340

Dorset

141

133

165

148

156

158

164

201

174

Durham

104

112

135

118

134

163

144

162

141

Essex

222

254

274

276

349

340

352

363

385

Gloucestershire

89

99

98

120

131

120

124

128

141

Greater Manchester

421

448

462

512

506

541

501

552

568

Hampshire

387

363

442

413

443

462

393

411

396

Hertfordshire

181

191

233

249

244

256

277

284

264

Humberside

146

129

127

120

139

139

166

120

62

Kent

232

261

310

268

305

317

312

349

362

Lancashire

297

284

340

321

351

344

414

411

398

Leicestershire

125

126

152

162

167

169

158

176

137

Lincolnshire

69

86

75

115

154

150

133

137

138

Merseyside

190

189

240

296

328

327

343

387

349

Metropolitan Police

1,091

1,057

1,210

1,179

1,328

1,253

1,343

1,340

1,338

Norfolk

93

116

153

122

149

153

149

165

164

North Yorkshire

126

130

128

155

141

171

163

182

166

Northamptonshire

76

32

24

85

99

120

104

101

130

Northumbria

242

228

290

323

344

300

337

373

355

Nottinghamshire

166

159

113

164

183

180

217

214

211

South Yorkshire

176

171

193

232

216

208

215

229

238

Staffordshire

149

146

201

196

222

220

208

221

253

Suffolk

97

101

117

152

154

128

138

146

146

Surrey

190

243

215

193

194

227

211

256

247

Sussex

226

267

255

275

341

311

337

372

303

Thames Valley

405

352

473

450

414

425

438

447

432

Warwickshire

72

101

89

95

81

103

138

137

134

West Mercia

144

172

206

192

191

146

215

188

182

West Midlands

397

374

389

419

517

524

564

557

490

West Yorkshire

307

280

313

329

330

354

333

411

401

Wiltshire

108

110

116

133

117

125

129

129

116

Dyfed-Powys

82

99

113

123

133

121

117

124

122

Gwent

113

135

104

131

149

180

161

153

177

North Wales

139

127

150

157

153

166

168

176

171

South Wales(3)

266

285

310

332

333

359

349

372

307

Total E&W

8,467

8,465

9,579

10,119

10,776

10,831

11,230

11,618

11,230


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