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[Collapse]Total 201714,50011,60012,6002,80041,500
Total 2017[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20173,5001,4002,5005007,900
Jan-Mar 2017January 20171,9005001,0002003,700
February 20177004007002002,000
March 20179004008001002,300
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20173,6002,3003,50070010,100
Apr-Jun 2017April 20178004007001002,000
May 20178006007003002,400
June 20172,0001,4002,2002005,700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20173,1001,5002,2007007,400
Jul-Sep 2017July 20171,0006008001002,500
August 20171,2004006002002,500
September 20179005008003002,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20174,3006,3004,50090016,100
Oct-Dec 2017October 20178005007003002,300
November 20178005006003002,200
December 20172,7005,3003,10040011,600
[Collapse]Total 201624,50013,00014,2004,20055,900
Total 2016[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20163,5001,5002,2004007,600
Jan-Mar 2016January 20161,8006005002003,100
February 20169004007001002,100
March 20168005009002002,300
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20164,7003,4003,5001,60013,100
Apr-Jun 2016April 20167005007002002,000
May 20169005007003002,400
June 20163,0002,4002,1001,1008,700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20164,8002,2002,8001,00010,900
Jul-Sep 2016July 20163,0001,3001,3004006,000
August 20169005008003002,500
September 20161,0004008003002,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201611,5005,9005,6001,30024,200
Oct-Dec 2016October 20168004008003002,200
November 20161,1004008003002,600
December 20169,6005,0004,10070019,400
[Collapse]Total 201526,60019,10015,1002,60063,500
Total 2015[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20154,6001,2002,6005009,000
Jan-Mar 2015January 20152,2005001,2002004,100
February 20151,3003008002002,500
March 20151,2004006002002,400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20156,7005,8004,20060017,300
Apr-Jun 2015April 20151,1005007002002,400
May 20151,1005008002002,500
June 20154,5004,9002,70020012,400
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20154,3001,7002,5005008,900
Jul-Sep 2015July 20151,8006008002003,500
August 20151,2006009001002,900
September 20151,2004007002002,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201511,00010,4005,8001,10028,300
Oct-Dec 2015October 20151,2004007002002,500
November 20158005008001002,200
December 20159,1009,4004,30080023,600
[Collapse]Total 201434,10021,50016,6003,70075,800
Total 2014[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20143,5001,5002,8006008,400
Jan-Mar 2014January 20141,6006001,1002003,500
February 20148004009002002,300
March 20141,0005009002002,600
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20148,7007,3004,3001,00021,300
Apr-Jun 2014April 20149004009002002,500
May 20141,3005009002002,900
June 20146,5006,4002,50060016,000
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20144,5001,9002,5008009,700
Jul-Sep 2014July 20142,1008001,0003004,200
August 20141,3005008003002,900
September 20141,2006007003002,700
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201417,40010,7007,0001,20036,400
Oct-Dec 2014October 20141,0005001,0003002,700
November 20141,2006001,0003003,100
December 201415,2009,6005,10060030,600
[Collapse]Total 201343,20026,60013,9005,00088,800
Total 2013[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20134,0001,6002,3009008,800
Jan-Mar 2013January 20131,6006008003003,300
February 20131,3005007003002,800
March 20131,2005008003002,800
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201312,1009,9003,8001,50027,200
Apr-Jun 2013April 20131,2005007002002,600
May 20131,8005008003003,500
June 20139,1008,8002,3001,00021,200
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20134,4001,8002,4009009,500
Jul-Sep 2013July 20131,5007009003003,300
August 20131,7007008003003,500
September 20131,3005007003002,700
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201322,60013,3005,5001,80043,300
Oct-Dec 2013October 20131,8005008003003,400
November 20131,7009001,0003003,900
December 201319,10012,0003,6001,20036,000
[Collapse]Total 201249,40022,30017,4007,00096,100
Total 2012[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20123,3001,9003,4001,3009,900
Jan-Mar 2012January 20121,4007001,3005003,900
February 20129006001,1004003,000
March 20121,0006001,0004003,100
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 201214,8004,0005,3002,30026,400
Apr-Jun 2012April 20121,4005009004003,200
May 20121,8006009004003,700
June 201211,6002,9003,5001,60019,500
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20127,0002,0002,8001,30013,100
Jul-Sep 2012July 20122,0008001,2005004,400
August 20122,5006001,0004004,600
September 20122,4006007004004,100
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201224,40014,4005,9002,00046,700
Oct-Dec 2012October 20122,4006008004004,200
November 20122,0006008004003,800
December 201220,00013,2004,3001,20038,700
[Collapse]Total 201126,00018,00026,8008,80079,600
Total 2011[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20112,7001,9004,6001,00010,200
Jan-Mar 2011January 20111,0007001,9003003,900
February 20118007001,4003003,200
March 20111,0005001,3004003,200
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20118,4006,6007,3003,30025,600
Apr-Jun 2011April 20111,1005001,4004003,400
May 20111,0006001,3004003,300
June 20116,3005,5004,7002,40018,900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20113,6002,0004,6001,40011,500
Jul-Sep 2011July 20111,4007001,6005004,200
August 20111,2006001,5005003,800
September 20111,0006001,4005003,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201111,3007,50010,2003,20032,200
Oct-Dec 2011October 20111,1006001,4005003,700
November 20115007001,4004003,000
December 20119,6006,2007,4002,20025,500
[Collapse]Total 201029,30020,80027,30013,50090,900
Total 2010[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20103,8002,6005,00080012,100
Jan-Mar 2010January 20101,3001,0001,8003004,400
February 20101,3008001,5002003,800
March 20101,2008001,6002003,900
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20109,9006,9006,4006,80029,900
Apr-Jun 2010April 20101,4007001,1003003,500
May 20101,4008001,6005004,200
June 20107,2005,3003,7006,00022,200
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20103,8002,3004,60090011,700
Jul-Sep 2010July 20101,3008001,7003004,100
August 20101,4008001,5002003,800
September 20101,1007001,5005003,800
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 201011,8009,10011,3005,00037,200
Oct-Dec 2010October 20101,3007001,4004003,900
November 20101,2006001,7006004,000
December 20109,3007,8008,2004,00029,300
[Collapse]Total 200940,80025,70030,40026,100123,000
Total 2009[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20095,0002,8006,4001,50015,700
Jan-Mar 2009January 20092,0001,3002,9008007,000
February 20091,5006001,9004004,400
March 20091,5009001,6004004,400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 200910,7005,7007,40016,30040,200
Apr-Jun 2009April 20091,6009001,2005004,300
May 20091,9001,0001,7007005,300
June 20097,3003,8004,50015,20030,700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20095,3003,4005,7001,60015,900
Jul-Sep 2009July 20092,0001,3002,1006006,000
August 20091,9001,2001,9005005,500
September 20091,3009001,7005004,400
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200919,70013,70011,0006,70051,100
Oct-Dec 2009October 20091,5009001,8003004,500
November 20091,3001,0001,9003004,400
December 200917,00011,8007,3006,10042,200
[Collapse]Total 200830,00010,80029,50017,90088,200
Total 2008[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20083,0001,3004,7005009,500
Jan-Mar 2008January 20081,0004001,9002003,500
February 20081,0005001,4001003,100
March 20081,0004001,3002002,900
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20086,0002,7007,80060017,000
Apr-Jun 2008April 20088003001,8001003,100
May 20081,1003001,8001003,400
June 20084,1002,1004,10030010,600
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20085,9001,6005,00040012,900
Jul-Sep 2008July 20081,0007001,9001003,800
August 20082,5004001,6001004,600
September 20082,5004001,5001004,500
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 200815,0005,20012,10016,50048,800
Oct-Dec 2008October 20081,4005002,1001,2005,200
November 20081,9008002,1001,2006,100
December 200811,7003,9007,80014,10037,500
[Collapse]Total 200723,0009,40019,0002,40053,800
Total 2007[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20074,5008002,5005008,300
Jan-Mar 2007January 20071,7004001,0002003,200
February 20071,3003007001002,400
March 20071,5002008001002,700
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20074,9002,4003,30070011,200
Apr-Jun 2007April 20071,5002007001002,500
May 20071,4003009002002,800
June 20072,0001,8001,6004005,900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20074,6002,0004,50050011,600
Jul-Sep 2007July 20071,7005001,3002003,700
August 20071,7001,0001,9002004,800
September 20071,2005001,3001003,100
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20079,0004,2008,80070022,800
Oct-Dec 2007October 20071,2003001,2001002,800
November 20071,1003001,7001003,200
December 20076,8003,6005,90040016,700
[Collapse]Total 200619,6007,30017,1001,70045,700
Total 2006[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20063,9001,1004,3004009,700
Jan-Mar 2006January 20061,5005001,6001003,600
February 20061,2003001,5001003,100
March 20061,2003001,3001002,900
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20064,4001,6003,4005009,900
Apr-Jun 2006April 20061,1003001,0001002,500
May 20061,1003009001002,400
June 20062,2001,1001,5002004,900
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20063,5001,1002,8003007,700
Jul-Sep 2006July 20061,4004009001002,900
August 20061,1004009001002,500
September 20061,0002009001002,300
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20067,8003,5006,60050018,400
Oct-Dec 2006October 20061,5002001,1001002,900
November 20061,8003001,1001003,200
December 20064,6003,1004,40030012,300
[Collapse]Total 200521,8006,90016,3002,00047,000
Total 2005[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20055,3001,1003,1004009,900
Jan-Mar 2005January 20052,0004001,3002004,000
February 20051,4003009001002,700
March 20051,9003009001003,200
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20055,1001,1003,3002009,700
Apr-Jun 2005April 20051,7003001,2001003,300
May 20051,9003001,1001003,400
June 20051,5005009001003,000
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20054,3002,0003,50040010,200
Jul-Sep 2005July 20051,8001,3001,3001004,500
August 20051,5004001,1001003,100
September 20051,0003001,1002002,600
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20057,1002,8006,40090017,300
Oct-Dec 2005October 20051,4003001,2001003,000
November 20051,8003001,4001003,600
December 20053,9002,2003,80070010,600
[Collapse]Total 200424,2006,70016,7001,60049,200
Total 2004[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20044,1001,0003,8006009,500
Jan-Mar 2004January 20041,5005001,6002003,800
February 20041,1003001,2002002,800
March 20041,4003009002002,800
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20045,5009003,10050010,000
Apr-Jun 2004April 20041,7003001,0002003,200
May 20041,8003001,2002003,400
June 20041,9003009002003,400
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20046,9001,6004,10020012,900
Jul-Sep 2004July 20042,9001,0001,6001005,600
August 20042,2004001,3001003,900
September 20041,8002001,2001003,300
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20047,7003,2005,70030016,900
Oct-Dec 2004October 20041,9003001,3001003,700
November 20041,7003001,2001003,200
December 20044,1002,6003,20010010,000
[Collapse]Total 200317,3006,00016,9002,80043,000
Total 2003[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20033,4001,2003,6007008,900
Jan-Mar 2003January 20031,4005001,3003003,500
February 20039005001,1002002,700
March 20031,1003001,1002002,800
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20033,8001,0003,5008009,100
Apr-Jun 2003April 20031,3004001,0002002,800
May 20031,1003001,2003002,900
June 20031,4003001,3003003,400
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20034,5001,5003,70070010,300
Jul-Sep 2003July 20031,3003001,1002003,000
August 20031,9009001,3002004,300
September 20031,3003001,2002003,000
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20035,6002,3006,10070014,700
Oct-Dec 2003October 20031,3004001,4002003,200
November 20031,2005001,6002003,500
December 20033,2001,4003,2002008,000
[Collapse]Total 200219,6007,30017,5003,80048,200
Total 2002[Collapse]Jan-Mar 20024,7001,3004,00090010,900
Jan-Mar 2002January 20021,6005001,3003003,800
February 20021,5004001,5003003,700
March 20021,5004001,2003003,400
[Collapse]Apr-Jun 20025,3001,1003,60090010,800
Apr-Jun 2002April 20021,6003001,3003003,600
May 20021,8003001,0003003,500
June 20021,8004001,2002003,700
[Collapse]Jul-Sep 20024,5002,5004,40090012,300
Jul-Sep 2002July 20021,3004001,2003003,200
August 20021,9001,7001,9004005,900
September 20021,2004001,3002003,100
[Collapse]Oct-Dec 20025,2002,5005,5001,10014,300
Oct-Dec 2002October 20021,0004001,3002002,900
November 20021,5006001,4003003,800
December 20022,6001,6002,8006007,500

Metadata

Title
Number of screened breath tests by police force region in Wales

Last update
05 December 2018 05 December 2018

Next update
December 2019 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

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

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Police authorities

Geographical coverage
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 (2002 – 2017).
• 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
2002 to 2017

Rounding applied
Data has been rounded to the nearest 100.

Revisions information
This data is revised annually.

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 2016.

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

Keywords
Screened breath tests, Police Force Region