Available data relate to fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued by the police in England and Wales to motorists between 2002 and 2012. These were in the most recent Home Office statistical release on Police Powers and Procedures,
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For easy reference, the total number of FPNs issued in England and Wales can be found in the following tables. Data for 2013 are scheduled to be published in April 2015.
Data on FPNs issued by the police for other types of offence are not collected centrally.
From 2011 onwards police began recording FPNs on a national recording system (PentiP). This data is not directly comparable with data from previous years. PentiP data is slightly lower than data from previous years due to (a) a number
of error records being removed from the system, and (b) the exclusion of FPNs resulting in court hearings, cancellations or no further action, which were included in data from the old system.