Drunk and Disorderly Convictions

Home Department written question – answered on 13th June 2005.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions were made for the offence of being drunk and disorderly in England and Wales in each year between 1984 and 2004.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The number of offenders convicted of being drunk and disorderly in England and Wales 1984 to 2003 is contained in the table.

Statistics on court proceedings for 2004 will be published in the autumn.

Number of offenders found guilty of the offence of being drunk and disorderly—England and Wales 1984 to 2003(39)
Offence: Being guilty while drunk of

disorderly behaviour

Statute: Criminal Justice Act 1967 S.91

Found guilty
1984 39,965
1985 37,785
1986 31,135
1987 35,557
1988 38,514
1989 36,874
1990 32,276
1991 24,970
1992 20,290
1993 16,170
1994 17,102
1995 16,922
1996 21,218
1997 24,940
1998 26,391
1999 24,872
2000 23,899
2001 23,252
2002 24,136
2003 25,165

(39)These data are on the principal offence basis.

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