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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fixed Penalty Notices issued in Wales by police force area, offence and detection type and year
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Total[Expand]Careless driving (excluding use of hand-held mobile phone when driving)...
[Expand]Licence, insurance and record-keeping offences...
[Expand]Lighting and noise offences...
[Expand]Miscellaneous motoring offences (excluding seat belt offences)...
[Expand]Neglect of traffic signs and directions and of pedestrian rights1,8926852,577
[Expand]Obstruction, waiting and parking offfences...
[Expand]Operator's licence offences...
[Expand]Other offences...
[Expand]Seat belt offences...
[Expand]Speed limit offences59,7864,10163,887
[Expand]Use of hand-held mobile phone while driving...
[Expand]Vehicle test and conditions offences...
[Expand]Work record and employment offences...


Fixed Penalty Notices by regional code, detection type and offence in Wales

Last update
05 December 2018 05 December 2018

Next update
December 2019 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

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

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Geographical coverage

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 (2011 – 2017)
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

Data reference periods
2011 to 2017

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

Revisions information
The home office widened the scope of the data set for fixed penalty notices for motoring offenders to include cases where a driver retraining course, such as a speed awareness course, was attended by the individual, as well as in cases where an individual faced court action. However information on the outcome of those summoned to court is not provided and therefore data do not contain the number of individuals prosecuted for motoring offences. These additional outcomes are provided in this publication for the first time and a full time series back to 2011 is available.

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, Offence, Detection type