Driving Offences: Insurance

Home Department written question – answered on 17th June 2009.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of driving without insurance and one other or more offences in the last 12 months; and which were the five most common offences for which people were convicted together with driving without insurance during that period.

Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

Data provided by the Ministry of Justice on the findings of guilt at all courts for vehicle insurance offences in England and Wales, in 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.

Information on the number of people convicted of a mixture of offences is not separately published.

Data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.

Findings of guilt at all courts for vehicle insurance offences in England and Wales 2007( 1)
Offence type Total findings of guilt
Vehicle insurance offences:
Using motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks 232,811
Making false statements or withholding material information 272
Other insurance offences (excluding fraud and forgery) 16,015
Sub-total 249,098
(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 the courts and 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.


OCJR E&A (Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Evidence and Analysis Unit), Ministry of Justice

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