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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Positive or refused breath tests in England and Wales by police force area and year
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[Collapse]Total 200296,9001,5001,0002,9001,1006,500
Total 2002[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200223,0003002008003001,600
Jan-Mar 2002January 20027,600100100300100600
February 20027,300100100200100500
March 20028,200100100300100500
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200223,8004002007003001,700
Apr-Jun 2002April 20027,900100100200100500
May 20028,000100100300100600
June 20027,900200100200100500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200224,2004003007003001,600
Jul-Sep 2002July 20028,000100100200100500
August 20028,000200100200100600
September 20028,300100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200225,9004003007003001,600
Oct-Dec 2002October 20028,700100100300100600
November 20028,700100100300100600
December 20028,500100100200100500
[Collapse]Total 200399,6001,4001,1003,0001,3006,700
Total 2003[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200324,0003003008003001,700
Jan-Mar 2003January 20038,100100100300100700
February 20037,700100100200100500
March 20038,200100100300100500
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200324,7004003007003001,600
Apr-Jun 2003April 20038,000100100300100500
May 20038,400100100200100500
June 20038,300100100200100500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200324,7004003007003001,700
Jul-Sep 2003July 20038,200100100300100600
August 20038,300100100200100500
September 20038,100100100200100600
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200326,2003003008004001,700
Oct-Dec 2003October 20038,800100100300100600
November 20038,700100100200100600
December 20038,800100100200100500
[Collapse]Total 200496,2001,4001,1003,0001,3006,800
Total 2004[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200423,2003002008003001,600
Jan-Mar 2004January 20047,800100100300100600
February 20047,500100100300100500
March 20047,800100100300100600
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200424,4003003006003001,500
Apr-Jun 2004April 20048,300100100300100500
May 20048,400100100200100500
June 20047,700100100200100500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200423,8004003008003001,800
Jul-Sep 2004July 20048,200100100300100600
August 20047,800100100300100600
September 20047,800100100300100600
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200424,9005003008003001,800
Oct-Dec 2004October 20048,600100100200100600
November 20048,400100100300100600
December 20047,900200100200100700
[Collapse]Total 200597,7001,4001,0003,0001,2006,600
Total 2005[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200522,5003002008003001,700
Jan-Mar 2005January 20057,800100100300100600
February 20057,200100100200100500
March 20057,400100100300100600
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200524,4003003007003001,600
Apr-Jun 2005April 20058,000100100200100500
May 20058,400100100200100500
June 20058,000100100300100600
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200524,0004003007003001,600
Jul-Sep 2005July 20058,100100100200100500
August 20058,000100100300100600
September 20057,800100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200526,9004002007003001,700
Oct-Dec 2005October 20058,900100100300100500
November 20058,800100100300100600
December 20059,200200100200100500
[Collapse]Total 200697,5001,1001,0002,8001,3006,200
Total 2006[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200623,2003003008003001,700
Jan-Mar 2006January 20068,000100100300100600
February 20067,500100100300100500
March 20067,600100100200100500
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200623,8003002007003001,500
Apr-Jun 2006April 20067,800100100200100400
May 20067,800100100200100500
June 20068,200100100200100500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200624,2003002007003001,500
Jul-Sep 2006July 20068,300100100200100500
August 20067,900100100200100500
September 20068,000100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200626,3003002006003001,500
Oct-Dec 2006October 20068,700100100200100500
November 20068,400100100200100500
December 20069,200100100200100500
[Collapse]Total 200791,4001,7009002,5001,1006,200
Total 2007[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200722,9004002006003001,500
Jan-Mar 2007January 20077,900100100200100500
February 20077,300100100200100500
March 20077,700100100200100500
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200723,2005002007003001,700
Apr-Jun 2007April 20077,800200100200100500
May 20077,700100100200100600
June 20077,700200100200100600
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200723,2004002006003001,500
Jul-Sep 2007July 20078,000200100200100500
August 20077,800200100200100600
September 20077,400100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200722,1004002006003001,400
Oct-Dec 2007October 20077,300100100200100500
November 20077,300100100200100500
December 20077,500100100100100400
[Collapse]Total 200886,5001,6008001,8001,0005,200
Total 2008[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200820,8003002006003001,400
Jan-Mar 2008January 20086,800100100200100500
February 20086,800100100200100500
March 20087,200100100200100400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200821,1004002004002001,200
Apr-Jun 2008April 20086,9001001000100300
May 20087,000200100100100400
June 20087,300100100200100500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200821,3004002003002001,100
Jul-Sep 2008July 20087,2001001000100300
August 20087,300200100100100400
September 20086,900100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200823,2004002006002001,400
Oct-Dec 2008October 20087,400100100200100500
November 20087,600100100200100500
December 20088,100100100200100400
[Collapse]Total 200986,6001,8001,2002,5001,2006,700
Total 2009[Collapse]Jan-Mar 200920,9003003003003001,100
Jan-Mar 2009January 20097,400100100100100500
February 20096,2001000100100300
March 20097,300100100100100400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200922,5005003007005002,000
Apr-Jun 2009April 20097,100200100100100400
May 20097,900200100300100700
June 20097,500200100300300900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 200920,9004003008002001,800
Jul-Sep 2009July 20097,100100100300100700
August 20097,400100100200100500
September 20096,500100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200922,3005003008003001,900
Oct-Dec 2009October 20097,3002001002000600
November 20097,200100100200100500
December 20097,800200200300200800
[Collapse]Total 201078,4001,8001,0002,4008006,000
Total 2010[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201018,6004003006001001,300
Jan-Mar 2010January 20106,8001001002000400
February 20105,7001001002000400
March 20106,2001001002000400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201019,7005003006003001,600
Apr-Jun 2010April 20106,2001001001000400
May 20106,800200100200100600
June 20106,700200100200200700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201019,4005002006001001,500
Jul-Sep 2010July 20106,7002001002000500
August 20106,5002001002000500
September 20106,200100100200100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201020,6004003007002001,600
Oct-Dec 2010October 20107,200200100200100600
November 20106,700100100200100500
December 20106,700100100300100600
[Collapse]Total 201173,8002,2001,2002,8008007,000
Total 2011[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201117,2005003006002001,400
Jan-Mar 2011January 20116,0001001002000500
February 20115,4002001002000500
March 20115,800200100200100500
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201118,3006003007002001,900
Apr-Jun 2011April 20116,000200100200100600
May 20116,000200100200100600
June 20116,400300100300100800
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201118,7006003008002001,800
Jul-Sep 2011July 20116,600200100200100600
August 20116,300200100300100700
September 20115,900200100200100600
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201119,5005004007002001,800
Oct-Dec 2011October 20115,800200100200100600
November 20116,100100100200100400
December 20117,600200200300100800
[Collapse]Total 201268,3003,8001,3002,0008007,900
Total 2012[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201217,3005003005002001,500
Jan-Mar 2012January 20126,500200100200100500
February 20125,000100100200100500
March 20125,800200100200100500
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201216,9001,1003005002002,100
Apr-Jun 2012April 20125,200200100200100500
May 20125,700300100200100600
June 20126,0006001002001001,000
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201216,9009003005002001,900
Jul-Sep 2012July 20126,300300100200100700
August 20125,200400100200100700
September 20125,400200100100100500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201217,2001,2004005002002,400
Oct-Dec 2012October 20125,400400100100100700
November 20125,200400100100100700
December 20126,6005003002001001,000
[Collapse]Total 201364,9002,3001,1001,8005005,800
Total 2013[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201314,5003002004001001,000
Jan-Mar 2013January 20134,7001001001000300
February 20134,5001001001000300
March 20135,300100100200100400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201316,1005003004001001,400
Apr-Jun 2013April 20134,6001001001000300
May 20135,3001001001000400
June 20136,200300200200100700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201316,2006002004001001,400
Jul-Sep 2013July 20135,3001001001000400
August 20135,7003001002000600
September 20135,20020001000400
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201318,0009004006001001,900
Oct-Dec 2013October 20135,8002001002000500
November 20135,9002001002000600
December 20136,300400200200100900
[Collapse]Total 201460,5001,5001,1001,9005005,100
Total 2014[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201414,6003002004001001,000
Jan-Mar 2014January 20144,8001001001000300
February 20144,4001001001000300
March 20145,3001001002000400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201415,9005003005001001,300
Apr-Jun 2014April 20145,30010001000300
May 20145,4002001002000400
June 20145,200200100200100600
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201414,6004003005002001,300
Jul-Sep 2014July 20144,800100100200100500
August 20145,2001001002000400
September 20144,500100100100100400
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201415,4004004006001001,500
Oct-Dec 2014October 20144,6001001002000400
November 20144,900100100200100400
December 20146,0002002003000700
[Collapse]Total 201555,2001,7001,0001,8004004,800
Total 2015[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201512,400300200400100900
Jan-Mar 2015January 20154,0001001001000300
February 20153,80010001000300
March 20154,6001001001000300
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201513,4005003004001001,300
Apr-Jun 2015April 20154,3001001001000400
May 20154,5001001001000400
June 20154,6002001002000500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201513,7005002004001001,200
Jul-Sep 2015July 20154,2001001001000300
August 20155,1002001002000500
September 20154,4001001002000400
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201515,7004003005001001,400
Oct-Dec 2015October 20154,90020001000400
November 20154,9001001002000400
December 20155,900200200200100700

Metadata

Title
Number of Positive or refused breath tests by police force region in England and Wales

Last update
09 February 2017 09 February 2017

Next update
December 2017

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Breath Test Statistics for England and Wales, Home Office

Designation
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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
This annual statistical bulletin contains data relating to motoring offences on:
• Screening breath tests (1992 – 2015).
• 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. 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”: (http://www.transport.gov.scot/statistics/scottish-transport-statistics-all-editions). 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”: (http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Datasets/DatasetsCrimProc).
The Police Service of Northern Ireland produces statistics on fixed penalty notices: (https://www.psni.police.uk/inside-psni/Statistics/fixed-penalty-notice-fpn-and-discretionary-disposal-statistics-for-traffic-offences/). The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service publish the number of defendants disposed of in the magistrates’ courts for motoring offences: (http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/en-GB/Services/Statistics%20and%20Research/Pages/default.aspx).


Data collection and calculation
Data Source
The information on court proceedings reproduces the statistics compiled by the Ministry of Justice in their criminal justice series (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics).

Coverage
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.

Breath tests
The police can require a person to take a screening breath test if they have reasonable cause to suspect that the person has been driving or attempting to drive with alcohol in their body (Section 6(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988), that they have committed a moving traffic offence (Section 6(1)), or that the person has been involved in an accident (Section 6(2)). A person failing to provide a breath test is guilty of ân offence, unless there is a reasonable excuse.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
2015

Rounding applied
Data has been rounded to the nearest 100.

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. Breath test statistics are used to measure the effectiveness of drink–drive campaigns by police forces.

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

Weblinks
Motoring offenders statistical release: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/motoring-offences/?lang=en

Keywords
Positive Breath Tests, Refused Breath Tests, Police Force Region