Drink Driving Statistics - 818/21

Date Responded 24 June 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:

How many drink driving related arrests were made by your constabulary in 2019, 2020 and to date in 2021 please. Please provide a monthly breakdown.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development 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.

 

2019

2020

2021

Jan

44

77

57

Feb

67

66

65

Mar

85

77

65

Apr

76

63

90

May

84

76

15

Jun

91

78

n/a

Jul

93

107

n/a

Aug

75

88

n/a

Sep

89

74

n/a

Oct

79

76

n/a

Nov

103

60

n/a

Dec

100

59

n/a

Total

986

901

292

 

This data runs up to and including 05/05/2021.

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.

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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