Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

Justice written question – answered on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Conservative, Altrincham and Sale West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of penalty notices for disorder which remained unpaid (a) six and (b) 12 months after issue in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Government Equalities office) (also in the Ministry of Justice), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The total number and percentage of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) which were not paid from 2004 to 2007 in England and Wales can be viewed in the table. It is not possible to break down the data further into those which remain unpaid at (a) six and (b) 12 months as this information is not held centrally.

PND data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.

Number of Penalty Notices for Disorder issued to all persons aged 16 and over, by outcome, England and Wales 2004 - 07( 1,2)
Number issued Total paid in full Percentage paid Total unpaid Percentage unpaid
2004 63,639 33,078 52 30,561 48
2005 146,481 77,247 53 69,234 47
2006 201,197 104,546 52 96,651 48
2007 207,544 106,925 52 100,619 48
(1) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

(2) Penalty Notices for Disorder came into force in November 2004.


Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Evidence and Analysis Unit

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