Date Responded 09 March 2021

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please can you provide me with responses to the following concerning FPNs for covid rule breaches:

  1. The monthly number of fines handed out for breaches of covid rules since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021 (the date of the introduction of the first significant measures)
  2. The total amount of fines handed out for breaches of covid rules since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021 (the date of the introduction of the first significant measures) in £
  3. The most number of times an individual has repeatedly offended by breaking covid rules since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021
  4. The most amount in fines paid by any one person in repeated fines for breaches of covid rules in £ since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021
  5. The total number of individual repeat offenders of covid rule breaches since March 2020 up to and including the end of January 31st 2021

 

Here is a note on FPN data from NPCC making it clear forces hold repeat offences data:

https://news.npcc.police.uk/releases/more-fixed-penalty-notices-issued-since-national-coronavirus-restrictions-were-reintroduced-with-crime-9-per-cent-lower-than-last-year

In Response:

1. The following is correct as of 1 February 2021 – with data for Offences up to 23 January 2021:

Month

FPN’s Issued

March 2020

9

April 2020

172

May 2020

72

June 2020

3

July 2020

0

August 2020

1

September 2020

64

October 2020

1,745

November 2020

1,517

December 2020

640

January 2021

454

Total FPN’s issued:

4,677

 

2. No information heldNorthumbria Police do not collate figures for the amount of monies paid.   ACRO collect the payment of fine(s).

3. The following is correct as of 1 February 2021 – with data for Offences up to 19 January 2021:

1 person has received 6 FPN’s in relation to breach of Covid Regulations (the most of any one person).

4. No information heldNorthumbria Police do not collate these figures as ACRO collect the payment of fine(s).

5. The following is correct as of 1 February 2021 – with data for Offences up to 19 January 2021:

217 people have received more than 1 ticket.

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