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[Collapse]Total 2002522,00019,6007,30017,5003,80048,200
Total 2002[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2002121,6004,7001,3004,00090010,900
Jan-Mar 2002January 200241,9001,6005001,3003003,800
February 200239,8001,5004001,5003003,700
March 200239,8001,5004001,2003003,400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2002120,2005,3001,1003,60090010,800
Apr-Jun 2002April 200239,7001,6003001,3003003,600
May 200241,0001,8003001,0003003,500
June 200239,6001,8004001,2002003,700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2002115,4004,5002,5004,40090012,300
Jul-Sep 2002July 200237,6001,3004001,2003003,200
August 200239,5001,9001,7001,9004005,900
September 200238,3001,2004001,3002003,100
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2002164,9005,2002,5005,5001,10014,300
Oct-Dec 2002October 200240,4001,0004001,3002002,900
November 200242,9001,5006001,4003003,800
December 200281,6002,6001,6002,8006007,500
[Collapse]Total 2003490,90017,3006,00016,9002,80043,000
Total 2003[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2003121,2003,4001,2003,6007008,900
Jan-Mar 2003January 200343,6001,4005001,3003003,500
February 200339,1009005001,1002002,700
March 200338,5001,1003001,1002002,800
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2003110,2003,8001,0003,5008009,100
Apr-Jun 2003April 200335,9001,3004001,0002002,800
May 200337,2001,1003001,2003002,900
June 200337,1001,4003001,3003003,400
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2003111,9004,5001,5003,70070010,300
Jul-Sep 2003July 200336,4001,3003001,1002003,000
August 200339,5001,9009001,3002004,300
September 200336,0001,3003001,2002003,000
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2003147,6005,6002,3006,10070014,700
Oct-Dec 2003October 200337,8001,3004001,4002003,200
November 200341,0001,2005001,6002003,500
December 200368,8003,2001,4003,2002008,000
[Collapse]Total 2004528,80024,2006,70016,7001,60049,200
Total 2004[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2004117,7004,1001,0003,8006009,500
Jan-Mar 2004January 200442,4001,5005001,6002003,800
February 200437,5001,1003001,2002002,800
March 200437,8001,4003009002002,800
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2004119,7005,5009003,10050010,000
Apr-Jun 2004April 200438,7001,7003001,0002003,200
May 200439,7001,8003001,2002003,400
June 200441,2001,9003009002003,400
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2004123,6006,9001,6004,10020012,900
Jul-Sep 2004July 200440,4002,9001,0001,6001005,600
August 200441,1002,2004001,3001003,900
September 200442,1001,8002001,2001003,300
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2004167,8007,7003,2005,70030016,900
Oct-Dec 2004October 200442,3001,9003001,3001003,700
November 200448,7001,7003001,2001003,200
December 200476,8004,1002,6003,20010010,000
[Collapse]Total 2005560,40021,8006,90016,3002,00047,000
Total 2005[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2005122,0005,3001,1003,1004009,900
Jan-Mar 2005January 200544,5002,0004001,3002004,000
February 200538,2001,4003009001002,700
March 200539,3001,9003009001003,200
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2005120,9005,1001,1003,3002009,700
Apr-Jun 2005April 200538,4001,7003001,2001003,300
May 200541,3001,9003001,1001003,400
June 200541,2001,5005009001003,000
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2005124,2004,3002,0003,50040010,200
Jul-Sep 2005July 200540,3001,8001,3001,3001004,500
August 200545,0001,5004001,1001003,100
September 200539,0001,0003001,1002002,600
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2005193,3007,1002,8006,40090017,300
Oct-Dec 2005October 200548,6001,4003001,2001003,000
November 200548,5001,8003001,4001003,600
December 200596,2003,9002,2003,80070010,600
[Collapse]Total 2006556,10019,6007,30017,1001,70045,700
Total 2006[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2006121,7003,9001,1004,3004009,700
Jan-Mar 2006January 200646,5001,5005001,6001003,600
February 200637,9001,2003001,5001003,100
March 200637,3001,2003001,3001002,900
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2006127,8004,4001,6003,4005009,900
Apr-Jun 2006April 200637,5001,1003001,0001002,500
May 200639,7001,1003009001002,400
June 200650,5002,2001,1001,5002004,900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2006119,5003,5001,1002,8003007,700
Jul-Sep 2006July 200641,7001,4004009001002,900
August 200640,9001,1004009001002,500
September 200636,9001,0002009001002,300
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2006187,2007,8003,5006,60050018,400
Oct-Dec 2006October 200639,5001,5002001,1001002,900
November 200642,0001,8003001,1001003,200
December 2006105,7004,6003,1004,40030012,300
[Collapse]Total 2007545,90023,0009,40019,0002,40053,800
Total 2007[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2007120,3004,5008002,5005008,300
Jan-Mar 2007January 200745,5001,7004001,0002003,200
February 200737,0001,3003007001002,400
March 200737,8001,5002008001002,700
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2007113,7004,9002,4003,30070011,200
Apr-Jun 2007April 200737,5001,5002007001002,500
May 200736,5001,4003009002002,800
June 200739,7002,0001,8001,6004005,900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2007129,2004,6002,0004,50050011,600
Jul-Sep 2007July 200743,1001,7005001,3002003,700
August 200748,2001,7001,0001,9002004,800
September 200737,9001,2005001,3001003,100
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2007182,6009,0004,2008,80070022,800
Oct-Dec 2007October 200737,1001,2003001,2001002,800
November 200738,5001,1003001,7001003,200
December 2007107,0006,8003,6005,90040016,700
[Collapse]Total 2008623,40030,00010,80029,50017,90088,200
Total 2008[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2008129,0003,0001,3004,7005009,500
Jan-Mar 2008January 200847,7001,0004001,9002003,500
February 200841,6001,0005001,4001003,100
March 200839,7001,0004001,3002002,900
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2008144,4006,0002,7007,80060017,000
Apr-Jun 2008April 200839,3008003001,8001003,100
May 200841,7001,1003001,8001003,400
June 200863,4004,1002,1004,10030010,600
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2008130,9005,9001,6005,00040012,900
Jul-Sep 2008July 200844,8001,0007001,9001003,800
August 200843,1002,5004001,6001004,600
September 200843,0002,5004001,5001004,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2008219,10015,0005,20012,10016,50048,800
Oct-Dec 2008October 200846,4001,4005002,1001,2005,200
November 200853,1001,9008002,1001,2006,100
December 2008119,50011,7003,9007,80014,10037,500
[Collapse]Total 2009692,30040,80025,70030,40026,100123,000
Total 2009[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2009135,4005,0002,8006,4001,50015,700
Jan-Mar 2009January 200952,9002,0001,3002,9008007,000
February 200940,0001,5006001,9004004,400
March 200942,4001,5009001,6004004,400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2009163,50010,7005,7007,40016,30040,200
Apr-Jun 2009April 200942,3001,6009001,2005004,300
May 200948,2001,9001,0001,7007005,300
June 200973,0007,3003,8004,50015,20030,700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2009141,6005,3003,4005,7001,60015,900
Jul-Sep 2009July 200950,2002,0001,3002,1006006,000
August 200948,0001,9001,2001,9005005,500
September 200943,4001,3009001,7005004,400
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2009251,80019,70013,70011,0006,70051,100
Oct-Dec 2009October 200949,7001,5009001,8003004,500
November 200953,6001,3001,0001,9003004,400
December 2009148,50017,00011,8007,3006,10042,200
[Collapse]Total 2010645,90029,30020,80027,30013,50090,900
Total 2010[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2010129,6003,8002,6005,00080012,100
Jan-Mar 2010January 201046,2001,3001,0001,8003004,400
February 201040,1001,3008001,5002003,800
March 201043,3001,2008001,6002003,900
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2010160,1009,9006,9006,4006,80029,900
Apr-Jun 2010April 201040,5001,4007001,1003003,500
May 201042,3001,4008001,6005004,200
June 201077,3007,2005,3003,7006,00022,200
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2010135,6003,8002,3004,60090011,700
Jul-Sep 2010July 201048,2001,3008001,7003004,100
August 201043,8001,4008001,5002003,800
September 201043,5001,1007001,5005003,800
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2010220,60011,8009,10011,3005,00037,200
Oct-Dec 2010October 201047,3001,3007001,4004003,900
November 201052,4001,2006001,7006004,000
December 2010120,9009,3007,8008,2004,00029,300
[Collapse]Total 2011606,40026,00018,00026,8008,80079,600
Total 2011[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2011124,8002,7001,9004,6001,00010,200
Jan-Mar 2011January 201145,6001,0007001,9003003,900
February 201138,4008007001,4003003,200
March 201140,8001,0005001,3004003,200
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2011150,3008,4006,6007,3003,30025,600
Apr-Jun 2011April 201136,8001,1005001,4004003,400
May 201137,9001,0006001,3004003,300
June 201175,6006,3005,5004,7002,40018,900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2011120,7003,6002,0004,6001,40011,500
Jul-Sep 2011July 201144,1001,4007001,6005004,200
August 201138,8001,2006001,5005003,800
September 201137,8001,0006001,4005003,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2011210,70011,3007,50010,2003,20032,200
Oct-Dec 2011October 201138,2001,1006001,4005003,700
November 201146,5005007001,4004003,000
December 2011126,0009,6006,2007,4002,20025,500
[Collapse]Total 2012590,30049,40022,30017,4007,00096,100
Total 2012[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2012119,2003,3001,9003,4001,3009,900
Jan-Mar 2012January 201245,4001,4007001,3005003,900
February 201234,2009006001,1004003,000
March 201239,6001,0006001,0004003,100
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2012144,30014,8004,0005,3002,30026,400
Apr-Jun 2012April 201235,5001,4005009004003,200
May 201235,7001,8006009004003,700
June 201273,10011,6002,9003,5001,60019,500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2012120,2007,0002,0002,8001,30013,100
Jul-Sep 2012July 201244,4002,0008001,2005004,400
August 201239,4002,5006001,0004004,600
September 201236,4002,4006007004004,100
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2012206,50024,40014,4005,9002,00046,700
Oct-Dec 2012October 201236,5002,4006008004004,200
November 201239,3002,0006008004003,800
December 2012130,60020,00013,2004,3001,20038,700
[Collapse]Total 2013587,60043,20026,60013,9005,00088,800
Total 2013[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2013106,6004,0001,6002,3009008,800
Jan-Mar 2013January 201337,2001,6006008003003,300
February 201333,2001,3005007003002,800
March 201336,3001,2005008003002,800
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2013156,80012,1009,9003,8001,50027,200
Apr-Jun 2013April 201333,0001,2005007002002,600
May 201338,0001,8005008003003,500
June 201385,9009,1008,8002,3001,00021,200
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2013113,7004,4001,8002,4009009,500
Jul-Sep 2013July 201339,9001,5007009003003,300
August 201337,6001,7007008003003,500
September 201336,2001,3005007003002,700
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2013210,40022,60013,3005,5001,80043,300
Oct-Dec 2013October 201339,8001,8005008003003,400
November 201345,4001,7009001,0003003,900
December 2013125,20019,10012,0003,6001,20036,000
[Collapse]Total 2014530,40034,10021,50016,6003,70075,800
Total 2014[Collapse]Jan-Mar 2014112,1003,5001,5002,8006008,400
Jan-Mar 2014January 201441,0001,6006001,1002003,500
February 201433,1008004009002002,300
March 201438,0001,0005009002002,600
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2014141,4008,7007,3004,3001,00021,300
Apr-Jun 2014April 201436,1009004009002002,500
May 201436,8001,3005009002002,900
June 201468,5006,5006,4002,50060016,000
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 2014106,6004,5001,9002,5008009,700
Jul-Sep 2014July 201438,4002,1008001,0003004,200
August 201435,5001,3005008003002,900
September 201432,7001,2006007003002,700
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2014170,30017,40010,7007,0001,20036,400
Oct-Dec 2014October 201433,9001,0005001,0003002,700
November 201435,3001,2006001,0003003,100
December 2014101,10015,2009,6005,10060030,600
[Collapse]Total 2015456,70026,60019,10015,1002,60063,500
Total 2015[Collapse]Jan-Mar 201593,0004,6001,2002,6005009,000
Jan-Mar 2015January 201532,7002,2005001,2002004,100
February 201529,2001,3003008002002,500
March 201531,1001,2004006002002,400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 2015112,2006,7005,8004,20060017,300
Apr-Jun 2015April 201528,3001,1005007002002,400
May 201529,7001,1005008002002,500
June 201554,3004,5004,9002,70020012,400
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 201598,2004,3001,7002,5005008,900
Jul-Sep 2015July 201531,5001,8006008002003,500
August 201533,8001,2006009001002,900
September 201533,0001,2004007002002,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 2015153,20011,00010,4005,8001,10028,300
Oct-Dec 2015October 201534,8001,2004007002002,500
November 201534,5008005008001002,200
December 201583,9009,1009,4004,30080023,600

Metadata

Title
Number of 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

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
Screened breath tests, Police Force Region