Dangerous Driving: Prosecutions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for causing serious injury by dangerous driving in each of the last five calendar years.

Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving in each of the last five calendar years.

Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving received a suspended sentence in each of the last five calendar years.

Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average prison sentence given to people jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving was in each of the last five calendar years.

Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving received the maximum five year jail sentence in each of the last five calendar years.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of people who have been prosecuted, convicted and given suspended sentences or immediate custodial sentences for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and the average custodial sentence length in each of the last five years has been published up to December 2017 and can be found in the ‘Outcomes by offence data tool’, available at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx

In the Offence filter, select ‘4.12 Causing serious injury by dangerous driving (MOT)’, and the table will populate with the proceedings and outcomes for this offence by calendar year:

Prosecutions – row 23

Convictions – row 24

Suspended sentences – row 34

Average custodial sentence length – row 54

In the last five years, bespoke analysis shows that 3 offenders found guilty of the offence ‘causing serious injury by driving’ received a 5 year custodial sentence; 1 in 2013 and 2 in 2017.

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