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[Collapse]England8467528412,4398618729012,6349689761,0072,9519348834952,31210,3368069039352,6449869981,0263,0109679451,0242,9361,0469445892,57911,1698008959512,6469779769002,8539689468872,8019758395092,32310,6237998358302,4648558817822,5188708148862,5708528024532,1079,6597258489472,5201,0088586902,5569859539982,9361,0469104222,37810,3907779169682,6611,0021,0369993,0378687688872,5231,0119363782,32510,5467508279932,5709349736202,5279489457862,6798526813491,8829,6586156957632,0737557715182,0446607056792,0446726383411,6517,8126246426431,9096817424671,8906306626431,9356796113451,6357,3696226546351,9116956794851,8596586736561,9876846173451,6467,4035405885901,7186286374191,6845786015931,7726045282961,4286,6025195896151,7236215863681,5755476175851,7495795402671,3866,4334925646081,6645905963631,5495296255711,7255425422901,3746,3125065296151,6506306384451,7135796265681,7736076033381,5486,684
EnglandNorth East4642501385755551676339501523945271115683957621586968511885148511506049411506464550541495772571866259651866453291466674953511534870591775262501645867241496434954651687669672126269631948276231817554958561637667612046664641946462221487096365611897468822245660601765856181327213648441284449381315149451453735199149543383912040452511039344211542321387432313540106443519984140421234336159442133373910942432511041403711844451510444127374310740412110235403611132401486406364338117383827103434439126414416101447333848119464538129404438122404416100470
North West95103114312121121132374133110125368124124813291,383127135134396158124155437152152160464173146934121,709126138145409171164158493135135141411148135753581,671107128104339110115101326999611731212585492591,23690879026793878026085909426910086412271,02374888825095959028084648223076733918894873869325284906924388109852828395492271,0047987862529894842769293922779888442301,035637579217877845210677682225756624165817586873199768138195657273210716520156760536971193757632183667168205706422156737566063179696622157536967189686018146671586772197696725161627060192705719146696585976193787939196657869212697028167768
Yorkshire and the Humber64678721879748623986801062728077381959247390832469810912833574979626711470382221,07085851262961089910130892109106307103110612741,1859395992871141019330898979929410282452291,1188310111329711811374305103116129348117126482911,2419311111031411712010233985859426410287402291,1466781982469290572397088932511128522219955597579213778531193436362168605016126700505264166596435158555852165594918126615525663171656544174626864194726429165704566266184777239188576469190716427162724626964195697141181617071202664828142720556873196887555218717781229666137164807576981207817854213697880227786747192839
East Midlands819698275110108119337128135129392114120813151,3198699111296115127115357135121130386124125653141,3538510710029213513512439412214911538611189442441,31611388822838510282269999793289101103452491,0907212917237313112973333115157134406142136473251,4379113914637616415513345216495128387128139473141,529991291463741261336232112412611636614283422671,328608093233859359237738084237837732192899706366199799169239907576241837643202881797482235968268246798474237847041195913746681221757760212778175233716952192858698583237817160212748476234807344197880618266209647256192758177233696241172806757981235788250210888074242909148229916
West Midlands97135137369145143136424149153166468127136783411,6021161291393841361331544231481451524451481361003841,6361191311413911361381394131361471494321501391134021,638142161155458146149138433150137144431136136973691,691124140145409149144122415124133130387147131913691,580121131135387133130123386128111119358128119943411,472120116132368124129111364121115113349120118863241,4051211411534151391421294101421351334101321341113771,6121261231283771351361173881311421374101431311023761,5511391351314051381471194041381421374171451391023861,612637474211868349218747272218726827167814586977204767439189667980225725828158776536865186656734166566260178686537170700575963179636638167576762186585727142674
East of England103110117330125136134395146143186475197149624081,608140176164480184178159521168147154469154149723751,845113132149394134134128396112851063039991452351,328718979239938677256767380229908947226950891001072961469794337179172212563202145463931,589147164178489169242274685118158171447285203405282,14915517025157622526087572240239755547064341681,87080829826093100562498299782598686432159837586952569510073268103959729511599482621,0817985962601061068529710910110931910192482411,1179610810631011210082294981109930711074712551,1668712011131813110470305109105104318105102492561,1979691120307115116532848012210931181104462311,133948610728711513010735211512389327101112752881,254
London, City of52495115245484413759535416662461912758244474813949435214457395515152644115759150595116045404012555473413635564713855942444413044403311760493714648513513452745544514452554815555424113843423612155843514313739393511348404513349593113952237494913546373812135418115799342315656931353096333021842930349331242075348312926862419165921252672182719642812528278029272076252022673320126528834272182272921772211276029221768287272332821630146018242264213119712771616336521211153162714572428267825324202468212221642119266621272371269
South East667185222778282241102154803367977552111,01077748523676102102280808911128011098752831,0798486832538576572181271057130315265462631,03795829126810810497309120911573687779622181,1638487110281128616125016266863148167451931,03872817723010098902887674862368599302149684043471305046341301096050219646242168647636076199736554192626565192585831147730757863216741134323057765418761514715979210310358264716348182627065197535134138781547757188587751186575978194576033150718655564184635444161578067204576433154703465464164565442152596359181555531141638575959175656547177586858184636137161697
South West24279102423102105113320102109111322112109542751,34010496109309101114110325102107115324111107642821,2409310710230210611896320127110100337113101492631,2228795125307107114102323116112109337115110492741,241899610028511510371289100108109317132101452781,169879313531510990912909977982749495352241,10396881163001131208031310510711332510484332211,1598687104277113113462728691862638786251981,010919883272889644228678177225838031194919567065191707344187777670223828044206807776875220768060216869368247806232174857687178217767557208746662202786434176803717577223748660220677972218686637171832516076187837151205666972207877437198797
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Metadata

Title
Proportion of positive or refused screened 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

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