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Data Provider: Welsh Government Fly-tipping prosecution outcomes by year

These figures are published as Official Statistics. It should be noted that the number of prosecutions carried out by local authorities does not necessarily equal the number of offenders, as offenders can be prosecuted for multiple incidents. It should also be noted that prosecutions do not necessarily take place in the same year as the relevant fly-tipping incident occurs.

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[Collapse]Prosecution outcomes425972109821068785(..) 105(..) 53(r) 55
Prosecution outcomesAbsolute / conditional discharge167711099(..) 14(..) 38
Community service00262224(..) 2(..) 30
Fine4051589476767364(..) 85(..) 47(r) 47
Custodial sentence002001410(..) 0(..) 00
Other (successful)01022314(..) 3(..) 0(r) 0
Cases lost11301114(..) 1(..) 00

Metadata

Title
Local Authority Recorded Fly-tipping

Last update
March 2018 March 2018

Next update
November 2018

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
WasteDataFlow, Natural Resources Wales

Contact email
stats.environment@gov.wales

Designation
None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
Summary of fly-tipping incidents, enforcement actions and prosecution outcomes.

Data collection and calculation
The statistics are based on the returns made by local authorities to the Waste Data Flow database. The statistics do not cover fly-tipping incidents on private land, and not all incidents of fly-tipping will be reported to the local authority.

The costs for the size categories (single items, single black bags, car boot or less, small van loads and transit van loads) are set in the system based on national averages. For the other categories (tipper lorry loads and significant multiple loads), the costs are entered by the local authority. As these costs vary, a rise or decrease in incidents will not necessarily have the same rise or decrease in costs.

It should be noted that prosecutions do not necessarily take place in the same year as the relevant fly-tipping incident occurs.

Whilst fly-tipping figures are no longer designated as “National Statistics”, they continue to be published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
2006-07 onwards

Users, uses and context
Data on fly-tipping in Wales is collected in order to help the Welsh Government, local authorities and other agencies to monitor the situation in Wales

Revisions information
Revised on 8 March 2018 following the submission of updated data by some local authorities. Revisions are marked with an (r).

Keywords
Fly-tipping

Statistical quality
The statistics are based on the returns made by local authorities to the Waste Data Flow database. The statistics do not cover fly-tipping incidents on private land, and not all incidents of fly-tipping will be reported to the local authority.

The annual report previously published as National Statistics was discontinued in 2014, following the consultation ‘Proposals concerning the publication of Official Statistics’. We have reinstated the publication of StatsWales tables and headline figures and whilst the figures are no longer designated as “National Statistics”, they continue to be published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.