Criminal Justice and Police Act

Home Department written question – answered on 19th March 2002.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Labour, Leeds North East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought under section 24(2) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 paragraph (g) as amended by section 71 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.

Photo of John Denham John Denham Minister (Home Office) (Police and Crime Reduction)

holding answer 11 March 2002

Prosecutions are not brought under these statutes.

Section 24(2) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act sets out those offences for which powers of arrest without warrant apply, and section 71 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 simply adds two further offences to this section. They are kerb crawling and failure to stop and report an accident (in which personal injury is caused).

There were 812 persons proceeded against for kerb crawling in England and Wales in 2000, 6,165 persons for failing to stop after an accident and 1,907 for failing to report an accident within 24 hours. In the case of the latter figures, it is not known centrally, however, whether the offences involved personal injury or only damage to a vehicle, an animal or other property.

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