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The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts for fly tipping offences in the Metropolitan and City of London police force areas from 1990 to 2010 are given in the table below, which provides the latest available information.
These data are given by police force area, as the Ministry of Justice does not hold such information at borough level. It is planned to release court proceedings data for 2011 in spring 2012.
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts for fly-tipping offences(1), Metropolitan and City of London police force areas, 1990 to 2010(2)(3)|
|Police force area||1990||1991||1992||1993||1994||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008(4)||2009||2010|
|Met. fly tipping||19||33||100||28||21||64||69||61||75||124||120||159||271||323||507||561||701||492||326||285||327|
|City of London fly tipping||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||2|
(2) The figures given in the table on court proceedings 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 it 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 used.
(4) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008.
Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.
Ref: IOS 618-11