Vehicle Registration Plate Offences (14308/17)

Request

I understand that the mis-representation of vehicle registration plates is dealt with via the Police via the fixed penalty system. I should like to ask for information on how many people have been fined within the WMP area for driving with illegal number plates on their vehicles over the least year, or the most recent similar period for which figures are available.

I define an illegal number plate as one which has been altered by the use of spacing, screws, bolts or stick-on additions such as black tape. If this definition does not accord with yours, please also tell me what your definition is.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.

How many people have been fined within the WMP area for driving with illegal number plates on their vehicles over the last year, or the most recent similar period for which figures are available?

WMP have issued 140 notices during the period 1/1/2017 – 29/12/20017 for the following offence:

Drive a vehicle when the registration mark fails to conform to regulations.

At the time of your request 116 have paid the fine.

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.

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