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Number plate offences (242A/20)

Request

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

Q1: How many number plate cloning incidents were recorded within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

Q2: How many mis-spaced number plate offences were recorded within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

Q3: How many reports of stolen number plate offences were recorded within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

Q4: What was the total amount of fines issued from mis-spaced / illegal number plates, within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Q5: What was the total amount of revenue received from offences of mis-spaced / illegal number plates, within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Please can you provide this information on a monthly basis?

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded (see enclosed). I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

Q1: How many number plate cloning incidents were recorded within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Monthly Total
Mar-18 2
Apr-18 2
May-18 1
Jul-18 2
Sep-18 1
Oct-18 1
Nov-18 1
Jan-19 4
Mar-19 1
Jul-19 2
Aug-19 1
Sep-19 1
Oct-19 1
Nov-19 3
Jan-20 1
Feb-20 5
Grand Total 29

Q2: How many mis-spaced number plate offences were recorded within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Please note that “not conforming to registration mark regulations”, covers not only spacing but could be the font used, colour etc.  In order to isolate only the mis-spaced offences would exceed cost as each record would need to be evaluated.

YEAR Drive a vehicle when the registration mark fails to conform to regulations – Notices Issued.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2018 9 7 6 12 11 14 7 9 4 5 4 6
2019 20 13 9 5 11 9 13 17 10 16 27 19
2020 19 20 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Q3: How many reports of stolen number plate offences were recorded within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

Month Total
Jan-18 1737
Feb-18 1645
Mar-18 1540
Apr-18 1559
May-18 1674
Jun-18 1535
Jul-18 1586
Aug-18 1645
Sep-18 1781
Oct-18 1970
Nov-18 2004
Dec-18 1698
Jan-19 1838
Feb-19 1459
Mar-19 1549
Apr-19 1397
May-19 1565
Jun-19 1424
Jul-19 1378
Aug-19 1304
Sep-19 1377
Oct-19 1444
Nov-19 1500
Dec-19 1354
Jan-20 1580
Feb-20 1560
Mar-20 1331
Grand Total 42434

Q4: What was the total amount of fines issued from mis-spaced / illegal number plates, within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

The fines for these offences is £100 to be paid to HMCTS, see attached below for disposals including those relating to Paid fixed penalties.

 

2018
Month
Prosecuted Paid Cancelled Not Completed
Jan 1 7 1 0
Feb 1 6 0 0
Mar 2 4 0 0
Apr 0 12 0 0
May 0 11 0 0
Jun 0 14 0 0
Jul 1 5 1 0
Aug 0 8 1 0
Sep 1 3 0 0
Oct 1 4 0 0
Nov 0 4 0 0
Dec 0 6 0 0

 

2019
Month
Prosecuted Paid Cancelled Not Completed
Jan 1 18 1 0
Feb 2 11 0 0
Mar 2 7 0 0
Apr 0 5 0 0
May 3 8 0 0
Jun 0 9 0 0
Jul 2 11 0 0
Aug 2 14 1 0
Sep 0 10 0 0
Oct 1 14 1 0
Nov 7 19 1 0
Dec 2 17 0 0
2020
Month
Prosecuted Paid Cancelled Not Completed
Jan 1 17 1 0
Feb 1 18 0 1
Mar 0 19 0 3

 

Q5: What was the total amount of revenue received from offences of mis-spaced / illegal number plates, within the years 2018 / 2019 / 2020 (Up until March 2020)?

The data in Q4 details the fines issued.  Fines are paid to HMCTS (Her Majesties Courts), we facilitate the perpetrator / fine going to court.  However, when at Court they may have had the fine rescinded or indeed increased.  We do not have access to this information as it is data held by the Courts.

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