Speeding - 606/15
Dated: 10 Jul 2015
Date of request: 25/06/15
Date of response: 10/07/15
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 25 June 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
I am looking for data relating to speeding offences between 2008 and 2014 which I hope you can provide. What I would like to find out is how many drivers were caught speeding between the above dates and whether they chose to take points/fine, took a Speed awareness course or went to court.
You advised that the following would be acceptable to you. 'The number of speeding and red light offences from all safety cameras within the Northumbria force area, detected in the years 2013 and 2014, and of those the number where the fixed penalty was paid.
The number of workshops attended in 2013 and 2014 regardless of when the offence was detected, and the number of court attendances in 2013 and 2014 regardless of when the offence was detected.'
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
Please note in the information provided the court figures refer to the number of court files raised, not the number of court attendances.
Total Paid Workshop Court
2014 68882 21979 49281 6763
2013 95721 24422 40892 4970
Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.
The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.
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