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Fixed Penalties

Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total value of all penalty notices issued by police was in each of the last three years; and what proportion of such notices were not paid.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

The total value of penalty notices for disorders (PND) issued by police and what proportion of such notices were not paid for each of the last three years can be viewed in Table A. The information covers the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Data relating to fixed penalty notices (FPN) issued for motoring offences are collected by the Home Office. The information in Table B covers the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. Figures for 2011 are scheduled to be published next spring.

Table A: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued and related monetary values paid and what proportion not paid by tier, England and Wales, 2008-11
  Offence Number issued Value of PNDs issued(£) Number of PNDs not paid(1) Percentage of PNDs not paid
2008 Higher Tier Offences (£80) 170,112 13,608,960 81,471 48
  Lower Tier Offences (£50) 6,052 302,600 3,404 56
  Total —All Offences 176,164 13,911,560 84,875 48
           
2009 Higher Tier Offences (£80) 164,985 13,198,800 77,186 47
  Lower Tier Offences (£50) 5,408 270,400 3,091 57
  Total —All Offences 170,393 13,469,200 80,277 47
           
2010 Higher Tier Offences (£80) 136,542 10,923,360 61,417 45
  Lower Tier Offences (£50) 4,227 211,350 2,256 53
  Total —All Offences 140,769 11,134,710 63,673 45
           
           
2011 Higher Tier Offences (£80) 123,530 9,882,400 56,909 46
  Lower Tier Offences (£50) 4,000 200,000 2,202 55
  Total —All Offences 127,530 10,082,400 59,111 46
(1) Includes outcome of fine registered, court hearing requested, PND cancelled, potential prosecution and outcome known. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice
Table B: Number of fixed penalty notices for motoring offences (FPNs) issued, related monetary values(1) paid and the proportion not paid by type of notice, England and Wales, 2008-2010
  Type Number issued Values of FPNs issued (£) Number of FPNs not paid(2) Percentage of FPNs not paid
2008 Endorsable (£60) 1,523,691 91,421,460 42,807 3
  Non-Endorsable (£30) 775,763 23,272,890 202,137 26
  Total—All Offences 2,299,454 114,694,350 244,944 11
           
2009 Endorsable (£60) 1,370,771 82,246,260 43,633 3
  Non-Endorsable (£30) 680,391 20,411,730 180,640 27
  Total—All Offences 2,051,162 102,657,990 224,273 11
           
2010 Endorsable (£60) 1,263,846 75,830,760 41,866 3
  Non-Endorsable (£30) 587,043 17,611,290 155,731 27
  Total—All Offences 1,850,889 93,442,050 197,597 11
(1 )The calculated monetary values are based upon the standard value of endorsable (£60) and non-endorsable (£30) FPNs. The value of FPNs may vary for a small number issued, therefore the figures presented should be considered to be estimates only. (2) A large proportion of fixed penalties that remain unpaid after the statutory period (28 days) are registered as fines at one and a half times the original fixed penalty amount. Data on the outcome of these fine registered FPNs are not held centrally.

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