On-The-Spot Fines - 449/12
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 24/05/2012
Date of response: 21/06/2012
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 24 May 2012 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.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information which I believe Northumbria Police may hold relating to the last three full financial years (please provide a year-by-year breakdown):
How many on the spot fines have been given out in Sunderland?
How much money has been collected from these on the spot fines?
How much is currently outstanding?
If the request will exceed the maximum amount of time or cost, please limit the time scale to two years.
By on the spot fines I meant Fixed Penalty Notices.
Would it be possible to get a breakdown of the types of offences over the three year period?
Are there any other types of fixed penalty notice in addition to endorsable, non-endorsable, speed camera and disorder offences?
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 Criminal Justice Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.
Searches have been made for all tickets which have the location 'Sunderland' recorded against them. Washington or Houghton have not been included.
Searches for a three year period have not been possible due to the time limitation under the Acts legislation, therefore we have provided the information for the past two years as outlined below. It is not possible to break down this information further than outlined below for the same reason.
Between 01/04/11 - 31/03/12
324 non endorsable £30 offences were detected, of these 201 have been paid and 1 remains outstanding.
333 endorsable £60 offences detected, of these 253 have been paid and 10 remain outstanding.
642 non endorsable £60 offences detected, of these 367 have been paid and 48 remain outstanding.
12,407 safety camera £60 endorsable offences where detected, of these 3,538 have been paid and 1,524 remain outstanding.
822 PND'S issued @ £50 or £80, of these 486 @ £80 have been paid and 13 @ £50.
Between 01/04/10 - 31/03/11
9,374 safety camera £60 endorsable offences where detected, of these 2,967 have been paid.
499 £30 non endorsable tickets were issued of these 251 have been paid.
687 £60 non endorsable offences detected of these 399 have been paid.
411 £60 endorsable offences detected of these 308 have been paid.
981 PND's issued @ £50 or £80, of these 581 @ £80 were paid and 16 @ £50 were paid.
No offences outstanding for 01/04/10 - 31/03/11, disposal of offences also includes offences being fine registered and processing through the courts.
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