Breath Testing (5385_14)

Request

  1. How many motorists have you breath tested for alcohol consumption between 1st August 2013 and 1st August 2014? Please provide a breakdown by gender.
  2. Of those tested (between 1st August 2013 and 1st August 2014), how many failed, how many passed and how many failed to supply a breath sample? Please provide a breakdown by gender.
  3. If available, please also provide the responses to questions 1 and 2 (including gender breakdown) for the periods of:
    1st August 2012 and 1st August 2013
    1st August 2011 and 1st August 2012

Response

Please find attached our response (5385_Attachment_01).*

Please note that the software for our computer terminals is in the process of being upgraded. Consequently not all the data from each terminal transferred to the new system. This may have resulted in some data being lost.

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 a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

Attachments

5385_Attachment_01

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