The number of the defendants found guilty at all courts for sale or allowing the sale of alcohol to a person under 18 all police force areas 2005 to 2008 can be viewed in the following table.
The north west consists of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside which are shown in italics in the table.
A penalty notice for disorder (PND) can also be issued for these offences. For England and Wales 2,058 PNDs were issued in 2005, 3,195 PNDs issued in 2006, 3,583 PNDs issued in 2007, 2,824 PNDs issued in 2008.
Court proceedings data for 2009 are planned to be published in the autumn 2010.
|The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for selling alcohol to persons aged under 18, in England and Wales from 2003 to 2007, broken down by police force area|
|Police force Area||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
|Avon and Somerset||14||10||5||5||1||1||8||6|
|Devon and Cornwall||8||3||6||4||5||-||1||1|
|North West total||238||179||233||157||97||77||109||83|
|England and Wales||1,084||772||1,199||854||693||525||459||366|
| Notes: |
1. Data includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:
Selling etc. intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises-Licensing Act 1964 S. 169 A & B as added by Licensing (Young Persons) Act 2000 S. 1, Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 S.3 [Sen. Para. 4(1)).
Sale of alcohol to person under 18-Licensing Act 2003 S. 146
Allowing sale of alcohol to person under 18-Licensing Act 2003 S. 147
Wholesaler selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 18-Licensing Act 1964 S. 181A(1) as added by Licensing Act 1988 S. 17.
Persistently selling alcohol to children-Licensing Act 2003 S. 147A as added by Violent Crime reduction Act 2006.
2. 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 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.
3. The "Total proceeded against" statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.