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Home Department written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 16, (ii) between 16 and 19, (iii) between 20 and 25, (iv) between 26 and 30, (v) between 31 and 40, (vi) between 41 and 50, (vii) between 51 and 60 and (viii) over 60 years have been (A) cautioned, (B) proceeded against and (C) issued with a penalty notice for disorder for being drunk and disorderly in each police force area in the last 12 months.

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

Information showing the number of offenders cautioned for offences of being drunk and disorderly, by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008 (latest available) can be found in Tables one and two. The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts for these offences are given in Tables three and four. The number of offenders issued with a penalty notice for disorder (PND) can be viewed in Tables 5 and 6.

Cautions, court proceedings, and PND data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn 2010.

Table 1: N umber of males cautioned for offences of drunk and disorderly( 1) , by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 2, 3, 4)
Age
Police force area 10-15 16-19 20-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 and over All ages
Avon and Somerset 3 25 19 16 18 7 4 1 93
Bedfordshire - - 3 3 4 4 2 1 17
Cheshire 10 23 8 5 9 4 1 2 62
City of London - 1 5 5 5 1 - - 17
Cleveland 5 13 3 6 1 1 2 2 33
Cumbria 4 45 19 10 5 4 1 2 90
Derbyshire 2 8 5 3 3 1 1 - 23
Devon and Cornwall 16 76 62 23 56 44 17 8 302
Dorset 4 10 11 3 - 2 - - 30
Durham 4 27 14 4 8 4 - - 61
Essex 3 18 13 9 13 7 1 3 67
Gloucestershire - 12 8 3 1 1 2 - 27
Greater Manchester 5 9 12 7 9 10 5 4 61
Hampshire 5 33 19 6 11 5 3 - 82
Hertfordshire 2 5 6 2 4 4 3 - 26
Humberside 1 5 4 1 1 1 - - 13
Kent 6 21 6 12 12 7 3 1 68
Lancashire 15 87 54 33 42 19 9 9 268
Leicestershire - 1 - - - 1 - - 2
Merseyside 9 52 103 45 51 32 6 6 304
Metropolitan Police 2 116 470 263 374 220 87 36 1,568
Norfolk - 2 - - - - - - 2
North Yorkshire 4 23 11 4 8 6 3 4 63
Northamptonshire - 5 13 3 9 5 - 2 37
Northumbria 58 174 131 73 74 53 18 17 598
South Yorkshire 15 10 7 4 5 2 - 1 44
Staffordshire 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 - 13
Suffolk - 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 13
Surrey 1 2 5 3 9 3 4 1 28
Sussex 12 32 35 23 40 32 24 5 203
Thames Valley 2 12 13 7 11 8 4 2 59
Warwickshire - - 2 - - - - - 2
West Mercia 4 48 63 30 29 13 8 1 196
West Midlands 7 62 84 29 34 14 8 4 242
West Yorkshire 27 117 118 48 81 50 22 5 468
Wiltshire - 2 1 - - - - - 3
Dyfed-Powys 4 17 11 5 10 8 3 2 60
Gwent 10 71 63 23 30 19 3 3 222
North Wales 8 18 14 8 8 5 8 2 71
South Wales 6 14 11 7 3 4 1 - 46
Total 256 1,202 1,430 729 982 605 255 125 5,584
(1) Includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:

Being found drunk in a highway or other public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises.

Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12;

Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour.

Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.

(2 )The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.

(3 )From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings. These are included in the totals.

(4 )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.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

Table 2 : N umber of females cautioned for offences of drunk and disorderly( 1) , by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 2, 3, 4)
Age
Police force area 10-15 16-19 20-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 and over All ages
Avon and Somerset 5 11 3 2 2 3 2 - 28
Bedfordshire - 1 - 1 - - - - 2
Cheshire 2 13 2 2 4 3 2 - 28
Cleveland 4 7 1 - 4 1 1 - 18
Cumbria 9 27 8 1 2 2 - - 49
Derbyshire 8 7 1 - 5 1 - - 22
Devon and Cornwall 17 39 25 16 21 17 11 - 146
Dorset 3 3 2 4 - 2 - - 14
Durham 11 14 5 4 6 1 1 - 42
Essex 1 11 4 3 3 7 - - 29
Gloucestershire - 3 3 - 4 - - - 10
Greater Manchester 10 10 2 1 3 3 1 - 30
Hampshire 7 13 7 3 10 5 3 - 48
Hertfordshire 1 - - - 2 1 1 - 5
Humberside 1 1 - - 1 - - - 3
Kent 9 6 3 2 1 3 1 1 26
Lancashire 23 34 27 9 14 15 4 1 127
Leicestershire 2 - - - 1 - - - 3
Merseyside 8 10 9 6 9 4 1 1 48
Metropolitan Police 3 26 76 38 61 44 11 3 262
Norfolk - 1 - - - - - - 1
North Yorkshire 6 7 8 4 4 4 - - 33
Northamptonshire - 3 1 - 2 - - - 6
Northumbria 68 80 28 10 28 13 1 2 230
South Yorkshire 9 3 1 - - 1 - - 14
Staffordshire 1 2 - - - 2 - - 5
Suffolk 1 1 - 1 2 3 - - 8
Surrey - 4 4 - - 2 - - 10
Sussex 16 15 5 1 10 10 5 3 65
Thames Valley 5 4 5 1 3 2 1 - 21
West Mercia 6 16 16 3 8 11 1 - 61
West Midlands 12 18 15 9 11 10 1 - 76
West Yorkshire 38 62 37 21 35 21 2 2 218
Wiltshire 1 1 - - - - - - 2
Dyfed-Powys 3 5 4 2 1 1 - - 16
Gwent 7 16 19 9 8 10 3 1 73
North Wales 6 11 5 1 3 2 1 - 29
South Wales 5 6 5 2 - 5 2 2 27
Total 308 491 331 156 268 209 56 16 1,835
(1) Includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:

Being found drunk in a highway or other public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises.

Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12;

Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour.

Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.

(2 )The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.

(3 )From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and warnings. These are included in the totals.

(4 )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.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

Table 3: N umber of males proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences of drunk and disorderly( 1) , by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 2, 3, 4)
Age
Police force area 10-15 16-19 20-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 and over all ages
Avon and Somerset 3 27 44 19 48 33 33 23 230
Bedfordshire - 5 9 9 20 5 9 1 58
Cambridgeshire - 5 12 12 44 49 16 12 150
Cheshire 11 55 59 39 54 60 15 4 297
City of London - 1 7 5 8 10 3 1 35
Cleveland 9 49 75 30 51 33 11 - 258
Cumbria 10 84 92 34 60 45 11 10 346
Derbyshire 10 42 60 28 54 36 14 11 255
Devon and Cornwall 11 104 140 112 204 165 66 14 816
Dorset 4 19 32 19 39 22 10 5 150
Durham 14 64 39 18 28 22 13 - 198
Essex 3 27 19 19 40 37 11 2 158
Gloucestershire 2 10 18 10 19 7 3 - 69
Greater Manchester 18 105 153 79 123 89 20 6 593
Hampshire 3 67 139 40 77 71 17 12 426
Hertfordshire - 7 15 4 21 16 13 3 79
Humberside 2 10 15 10 17 8 1 - 63
Kent 15 52 69 30 86 89 27 3 371
Lancashire 30 189 226 106 180 136 37 9 913
Leicestershire - 10 7 2 11 12 1 - 43
Lincolnshire - 14 23 6 31 20 3 1 98
Merseyside 14 164 324 136 387 290 70 25 1,410
Metropolitan Police 5 48 138 111 308 252 89 24 975
Norfolk 5 31 53 16 60 35 13 1 214
North Yorkshire 7 42 83 46 60 54 27 4 323
Northamptonshire 1 9 17 5 14 9 3 1 59
Northumbria 70 675 916 382 470 314 126 20 2,973
Nottinghamshire 5 25 43 37 69 35 7 2 223
South Yorkshire 16 91 196 108 150 103 28 15 707
Staffordshire 1 49 48 31 39 55 12 5 240
Suffolk - 3 4 4 8 3 6 1 29
Surrey 1 13 33 31 47 43 13 4 185
Sussex 10 70 74 54 108 89 33 15 453
Thames Valley 3 25 50 10 29 54 21 4 196
Warwickshire - 17 22 6 18 8 3 1 75
West Mercia 4 89 90 50 49 40 14 5 341
West Midlands 8 129 267 162 303 206 80 15 1,170
West Yorkshire 27 196 318 177 278 219 88 21 1,324
Wiltshire 2 6 8 7 16 35 6 10 90
Dyfed-Powys 1 21 25 21 33 24 11 9 145
Gwent 4 49 70 37 56 43 12 6 277
North Wales 7 41 51 19 42 25 14 - 199
South Wales - 27 37 25 24 24 22 5 164
Total 336 2,766 4,120 2,106 3,783 2,925 1,032 310 17,378
(1 )Includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:

Being found drunk in a highway or other public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises.

Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12;

Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour.

Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.

(2 )The 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.

(3 )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 use.

4 Excludes convictions for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2008.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

Table 4 : N umber of fe males proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences of drunk and disorderly( 1) , by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 2, 3, 4)
Age
Police force area 10-15 16-19 20-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 and over all ages
Avon and Somerset 3 8 2 3 7 2 1 1 27
Bedfordshire 1 2 - - 1 2 1 - 7
Cambridgeshire - 1 1 1 6 8 3 - 20
Cheshire 3 9 7 8 25 15 - 2 69
City of London - - 1 2 2 1 - - 6
Cleveland 2 18 11 9 23 4 1 1 69
Cumbria 6 30 14 6 25 13 5 - 99
Derbyshire 3 9 9 3 3 5 1 - 33
Devon and Cornwall 8 30 22 22 24 32 4 - 142
Dorset - 3 6 - 5 6 - - 20
Durham 5 18 12 3 8 5 1 - 52
Essex 2 3 8 4 8 10 1 - 36
Gloucestershire - 1 2 1 1 2 - - 7
Greater Manchester 3 9 16 9 14 13 1 1 66
Hampshire 8 15 9 6 18 8 7 - 71
Hertfordshire - 2 - 1 1 1 6 - 11
Humberside 1 4 3 1 2 3 - 1 15
Kent 7 15 6 6 17 22 5 - 78
Lancashire 15 69 20 21 43 31 7 - 206
Leicestershire - 1 - 1 2 2 - - 6
Lincolnshire - - 3 - 3 3 - - 9
Merseyside 4 41 36 30 82 62 14 - 269
Metropolitan Police 2 6 8 9 16 14 7 - 62
Norfolk - 2 10 2 7 7 - - 28
North Yorkshire 3 17 12 4 23 13 4 - 76
Northamptonshire - 3 1 - 2 2 - - 8
Northumbria 65 145 106 65 98 43 28 4 554
Nottinghamshire - 7 6 5 5 9 - - 32
South Yorkshire 14 21 25 23 22 33 4 - 142
Staffordshire 2 6 9 3 2 26 3 1 52
Suffolk - 1 1 2 - 1 - - 5
Surrey - 5 3 1 3 15 1 3 31
Sussex 3 16 7 9 20 23 3 2 83
Thames Valley - 6 11 2 6 5 2 - 32
Warwickshire 1 2 2 1 2 1 - - 9
West Mercia 2 11 8 3 8 17 1 - 50
West Midlands 5 30 36 21 27 28 5 - 152
West Yorkshire 19 42 45 29 60 39 9 1 244
Wiltshire - 2 - - 2 4 3 - 11
Dyfed-Powys - 3 6 2 5 14 1 - 31
Gwent 3 8 7 2 8 12 11 - 51
North Wales 1 11 9 3 10 10 2 - 46
South Wales 2 9 5 3 3 4 1 - 27
Total 193 641 505 326 649 570 143 17 3,044
(1 )Includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:

Being found drunk in a highway or other public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises.

Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12;

Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour.

Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.

(2 )The 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.

(3 )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 use.

4 Excludes convictions for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2008.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

Table 5: N umber of penalty notices for disorder issued to males for offences of drunk and disorderly, by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 1, 2, 3)
Age
Police Force Area 16-19 20-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 & over All ages
Avon and Somerset 52 82 25 32 20 6 2 219
Bedfordshire 21 49 20 29 19 4 2 144
British Transport police 59 147 123 195 127 53 14 718
Cambridgeshire 62 95 67 77 44 14 6 365
Cheshire 100 211 87 87 42 20 3 550
Cleveland 257 463 163 174 99 33 9 1,198
Cumbria 69 139 55 70 36 13 7 389
Derbyshire 157 191 77 85 35 17 5 567
Devon and Cornwall 207 317 135 100 61 23 10 853
Dorset 53 74 28 24 12 6 - 197
Durham 192 295 103 99 57 12 5 763
Dyfed Powys 41 56 34 34 22 13 4 204
Essex 50 119 56 56 33 14 4 332
Gloucestershire 26 42 20 21 6 7 2 124
Greater Manchester 130 223 106 108 73 23 7 670
Gwent 62 80 28 23 8 2 - 203
Hampshire 119 168 52 58 51 7 4 459
Hertfordshire 61 71 27 25 21 9 4 218
Humberside 112 181 74 75 47 5 3 497
Kent 393 642 264 320 167 50 24 1,860
Lancashire 1,116 1,458 574 666 390 100 27 4,331
Leicestershire 49 120 63 61 30 10 1 334
Lincolnshire 11 34 12 18 10 2 - 87
London, City of 5 51 34 29 22 1 1 143
Merseyside 843 1,325 522 618 439 120 47 3,914
Metropolitan 321 823 525 700 400 138 54 2,961
Norfolk 71 153 59 80 30 7 3 403
North Wales 128 182 74 70 51 13 6 524
North Yorkshire 179 247 95 96 58 14 5 694
Northamptonshire 56 74 40 40 20 3 1 234
Northumbria 887 1,493 619 587 349 98 23 4,056
Nottinghamshire 120 183 72 74 32 8 - 489
South Wales 37 36 21 31 18 5 2 150
South Yorkshire 559 805 306 322 174 39 14 2,219
Staffordshire 102 144 67 73 44 14 4 448
Suffolk 12 10 5 1 4 1 2 35
Surrey 45 66 39 39 43 20 2 254
Sussex 211 367 145 147 85 32 9 996
Thames Valley 66 123 38 50 25 15 5 322
Warwickshire 24 21 16 12 8 4 1 86
West Mercia 125 173 54 49 25 2 4 432
West Midlands 646 991 431 394 259 73 17 2,811
West Yorkshire 309 476 212 191 107 37 6 1,338
Wiltshire 68 85 40 45 29 8 4 279
Total 8,213 13,085 5,607 6,085 3,632 1,095 353 38,070
(1 )The penalty notice for disorder (PND) scheme was implemented in all 43 police forces in England and Wales in 2004 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.

(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 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 )Centrally available PND data are published at age 16 and over.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services in the Ministry of Justice.

Table 6 : N umber of penalty notices for disorder issued to fe males for offences of drunk and disorderly, by age group and police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 1, 2, 3)
Age
Police Force Area 16-19 20-25 26-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61 & over All ages
Avon and Somerset 12 7 4 4 3 2 1 33
Bedfordshire 3 3 2 5 2 2 1 18
British Transport police 18 15 20 23 16 2 - 94
Cambridgeshire 4 12 7 11 14 2 - 50
Cheshire 14 37 32 21 15 4 1 124
Cleveland 78 90 40 59 32 10 - 309
Cumbria 20 27 7 22 14 4 - 94
Derbyshire 36 28 18 22 14 7 - 125
Devon and Cornwall 39 50 15 43 25 4 1 177
Dorset 10 8 6 3 5 1 - 33
Durham 38 54 28 31 18 4 - 173
Dyfed Powys 6 11 7 7 6 5 - 42
Essex 9 19 4 15 13 6 - 66
Gloucestershire 4 6 4 3 6 1 - 24
Greater Manchester 45 44 21 22 24 4 - 160
Gwent 7 7 0 6 5 - - 25
Hampshire 27 14 4 20 5 3 2 75
Hertfordshire 8 17 6 7 5 2 - 45
Humberside 20 29 7 19 7 5 1 88
Kent 89 86 38 60 68 16 1 358
Lancashire 257 261 97 207 110 22 4 958
Leicestershire 8 18 9 9 7 1 - 52
Lincolnshire 5 4 3 5 1 - - 18
London, City of 0 4 7 3 1 - - 15
Merseyside 212 230 116 192 119 23 3 895
Metropolitan 64 121 75 126 92 17 5 500
Norfolk 13 16 9 9 9 2 - 58
North Wales 28 27 14 15 15 6 1 106
North Yorkshire 32 46 22 23 15 2 - 140
Northamptonshire 12 7 3 7 6 - - 35
Northumbria 238 339 133 177 104 32 3 1,026
Nottinghamshire 19 25 5 17 16 3 1 86
South Wales 5 8 4 8 1 1 - 27
South Yorkshire 112 132 70 77 53 11 - 455
Staffordshire 19 25 15 15 15 5 - 94
Suffolk 1 1 0 1 2 2 - 7
Surrey 15 12 5 11 12 1 1 57
Sussex 47 53 20 41 21 12 1 195
Thames Valley 7 8 4 12 9 - - 40
Warwickshire 3 5 2 2 2 - - 14
West Mercia 17 17 7 11 6 3 - 61
West Midlands 123 132 59 78 50 12 3 457
West Yorkshire 80 97 33 52 46 12 - 320
Wiltshire 18 8 8 8 7 1 - 50
Total 1,822 2,160 990 1,509 1,016 252 30 7,779
(1 )The penalty notice for disorder (PND) scheme was implemented in all 43 police forces in England and Wales in 2004 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.

(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 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 )Centrally available PND data are published at age 16 and over.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services in the Ministry of Justice.

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