Table 1 provides prosecution figures for the calendar years 1994 to 2003. Data beyond 2003 is currently not available.
Figures for illegally selling fireworks cover a range of offences including 'selling fireworks to non-licence holder', 'selling fireworks without a licence' and 'selling the banger"'. Figures for illegally using fireworks include prosecutions for the offences of 'using fireworks', 'throwing fireworks' and 'using the banger"'.
Figures are collated on a principal offence basis, thus where more than one offence is heard per court sitting, only the most serious offence (based on that attracting the most severe penalty) is recorded.
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