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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fixed penalty notices issued in England and Wales by police force area, attendance at court proceedings and year
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WalesNorth Wales[Collapse]Total16,31620,06420,18818,54617,108
TotalDriver absent562647416636
Driver present15,75419,41719,77218,48317,102
TotalDriver absent2,2616631367538
Driver present11,97211,74810,7565,0064,255
South Wales[Collapse]Total18,33010,2705,4065,1313,460
TotalDriver absent7,8423,7811,5361,4131,099
Driver present10,4886,4893,8703,7182,361
TotalDriver absent8,2339,4394,9855,1234,393
Driver present7,8196,3703,9462,6791,377
TotalDriver absent00000
Driver present31,54733,46831,15140,26435,882


Endorsable and non-endorsable fixed penalty notices by regional code, attendance at court and outcome in Wales and England

Last update
09 February 2017 09 February 2017

Next update
December 2017

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Fixed Penalty Notices for Motoring Offences Statistics in England and Wales, Home Office

National Statistics

Geographical coverage
England and Wales

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

General description
This annual statistical bulletin contains data relating to motoring offences on:
Fixed Penalty Notices by police & traffic wardens (2008 – 2015)
Both endorsable and non-endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices are referred to in this bulletin.
Civil parking enforcements, carried out by local authorities, are not covered in this bulletin.

Equivalent data for England can be found at the links for the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice in section 2 below. Transport Scotland publish the number of motor vehicle offences recorded by the police by type of offence in the ‘Road Transport Vehicles’ chapter of the compendium publication titled “Scottish Transport Statistics”: ( The Scottish Government publishes the number of people proceeded against in court for motor vehicle offences in the Statistical Bulletin titled “Criminal Proceedings in Scotland”: (

The Police Service of Northern Ireland produces statistics on fixed penalty notices: ( The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service publish the number of defendants disposed of in the magistrates’ courts for motoring offences: (

Data collection and calculation
Data Source
The information about Fixed Penalty Notices for driving offences comes from the data series compiled by the Home Office in ‘Police Powers and Procedures England and Wales’ (

The coverage in ‘Police Powers and Procedures’ includes the use of police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for motoring offences. This is broken down by offence type and how they were dealt with (eg. penalty paid or fine registered at court). The data presented are drawn from returns from police forces in England and Wales. The figures also include notices issued by police employed traffic wardens for parking offences. It should be stressed here that most traffic wardens are now employed by local authorities, and their activities are not covered here.
Below is a list of the local authorities in Wales who have taken over the responsibility for parking enforcement and when this occurred:

Neath Port Talbot - 1 June 1999
Carmarthenshire - 1 June 1999
Denbighshire - 1 July 2004
Conwy - 1 Sept 2006
Gwynedd - 1 April 2007
Isle of Anglesey - 1 April 2007
Wrexham - 1 March 2008
Swansea - 1 Sept 2008
Cardiff - 5 July 2010
Pembrokeshire - 1 Feb 2011
Powys - 1 April 2011
Merthyr Tydfil - 11 Jan 2012
Ceredigion - 4 June 2012
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 Aug 2012
Bridgend - 1 April 2013
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 April 2013
Flintshire - 1 Oct 2013

Statistics on Vehicle Defect Rectification notices for motoring offences no longer appear in this bulletin as they were withdrawn from 2009.

Frequency of publication

Rounding applied
No rounding has been applied to the data. For entries where there are no data "0" .

Statistical quality
The statistics are used both within and outside the Welsh Government to monitor trends in driving offences and as a baseline for further analysis.

Timeliness and Punctuality
The statistics on court proceedings relate to cases in the magistrates’ courts in Wales during 12 months ending December 2015.

Accuracy, Comparability and coherence
From June 2012, PentiP, a new national system for processing FPNs, was introduced in police forces across England and Wales, replacing the Vehicle Procedures and Fixed Penalty Office (VP/FPO) system. VP/FPO data, supplied to the Home Office by individual police forces, are presented in this bulletin for the years 2007 to 2011 so that comparisons can be made on the number of FPNs issued during that period. Data for all forces from 2011 have been extracted centrally from PentiP, allowing comparisons to be made from 2011 onwards. In general, PentiP figures are slightly lower than equivalent ones from VP/FPO; PentiP figures for FPNs issued in England and Wales in 2011 are approximately 5% lower than those drawn from VP/FPO. The user guide contains further information relating to definitions, legislation, procedure and the change to PentiP (

Motoring offenders statistical release:

Endorsable, Non-Endorsable, Fixed Penalty Notices, Outcome