Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 11 of February 2019 to Question 217439 on Crown Prosecution Service: West Midlands, how many minor motoring cases there were in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of prosecuted defendants by twelve Principal Offence Categories, including the category of Motoring Offences.

The table below shows the number of summary-only prosecutions at magistrates’ courts allocated to the Motoring Offences category during each available year from 2010-11 to 2017-18 and the change in both volume and percent.

Year

Motoring Prosecution Caseload

Volume Change

% Change

2010-2011

287,677

-

-

2011-2012

255,270

-32,407

-11.3%

2012-2013

224,832

-30,438

-11.9%

2013-2014

166,028

-58,804

-26.2%

2014-2015

107,698

-58,330

-35.1%

2015-2016

107,227

-471

-0.4%

2016-2017

100,058

-7,169

-6.7%

2017-2018

94,738

-5,320

-5.3%

Data Source: CPS Management Information System

It is not possible to disaggregate figures to show separately the volume and outcome of proceedings for individual offences within the Motoring Offences category.

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