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<p /> <p>Alcohol and drug offences can have a very serious impact on individuals and
wider communities, while also being a burden on our courts. This is why we have tough
sentences in place for the most serious offences, including a life sentence for supply
of Class A drugs.</p><p> </p><p>Our approach on drugs remains clear. We must prevent
drug abuse in our communities, help dependent individuals through treatment and wider
recovery support, while ensuring law enforcement protects society by stopping the
supply.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people found guilty at all courts of alcohol and
drug offences, by police force area, in England and Wales, and the figures as a percentage
of the population in each police authority area, from 2009 to 2013 (the latest available)
can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings data for 2014 are planned
for publication in May 2015.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="11">Persons found guilty
at all courts for alcohol related offences <sup>(1)</sup> and drug offences <sup>(2)</sup>
for each police force area in England and Wales, 2009 to 2013 <sup>(3)(4)</sup></td></tr><tr><td>
</td><td colspan="5">Found guilty</td><td colspan="5">% of population<sup> (5)</sup></td></tr><tr><td>
</td><td>2009</td><td>2010</td><td>2011</td><td>2012</td><td>2013</td><td>2009</td><td>2010</td><td>2011</td><td>2012</td><td>2013</td></tr><tr><td>Alcohol
related offences<sup>(1)</sup></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Avon and Somerset</td><td>1,619</td><td>1,328</td><td>1,384</td><td>1,304</td><td>1,219</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.080%</td><td>0.075%</td></tr><tr><td>Bedfordshire</td><td>620</td><td>604</td><td>546</td><td>527</td><td>408</td><td>0.098%</td><td>0.095%</td><td>0.086%</td><td>0.083%</td><td>0.064%</td></tr><tr><td>Cambridgeshire</td><td>804</td><td>782</td><td>687</td><td>640</td><td>632</td><td>0.098%</td><td>0.095%</td><td>0.084%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.077%</td></tr><tr><td>Cheshire</td><td>1,388</td><td>1,237</td><td>1,215</td><td>1,180</td><td>913</td><td>0.134%</td><td>0.120%</td><td>0.117%</td><td>0.114%</td><td>0.088%</td></tr><tr><td>Cleveland</td><td>770</td><td>635</td><td>519</td><td>508</td><td>476</td><td>0.138%</td><td>0.113%</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.091%</td><td>0.085%</td></tr><tr><td>Cumbria</td><td>561</td><td>470</td><td>434</td><td>476</td><td>409</td><td>0.113%</td><td>0.094%</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.096%</td><td>0.082%</td></tr><tr><td>Derbyshire</td><td>991</td><td>837</td><td>791</td><td>804</td><td>655</td><td>0.096%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.077%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.064%</td></tr><tr><td>Devon
and Cornwall</td><td>1,724</td><td>1,512</td><td>1,496</td><td>1,453</td><td>1,254</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.086%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>Dorset</td><td>750</td><td>635</td><td>650</td><td>567</td><td>644</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.084%</td><td>0.086%</td><td>0.075%</td><td>0.085%</td></tr><tr><td>Durham</td><td>714</td><td>632</td><td>560</td><td>510</td><td>434</td><td>0.115%</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.090%</td><td>0.082%</td><td>0.070%</td></tr><tr><td>Essex</td><td>2,016</td><td>1,613</td><td>1,421</td><td>1,095</td><td>1,254</td><td>0.115%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.062%</td><td>0.072%</td></tr><tr><td>Gloucestershire</td><td>623</td><td>538</td><td>553</td><td>416</td><td>428</td><td>0.103%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.091%</td><td>0.069%</td><td>0.071%</td></tr><tr><td>Greater
Manchester</td><td>3,119</td><td>2,632</td><td>2,310</td><td>2,500</td><td>2,134</td><td>0.115%</td><td>0.097%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.079%</td></tr><tr><td>Hampshire</td><td>2,026</td><td>1,921</td><td>1,767</td><td>1,519</td><td>1,433</td><td>0.105%</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>Hertfordshire</td><td>1,312</td><td>1,223</td><td>1,062</td><td>1,027</td><td>823</td><td>0.115%</td><td>0.107%</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.090%</td><td>0.072%</td></tr><tr><td>Humberside</td><td>976</td><td>853</td><td>812</td><td>773</td><td>678</td><td>0.106%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.084%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>Kent</td><td>1,815</td><td>1,572</td><td>1,485</td><td>1,253</td><td>1,197</td><td>0.103%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.084%</td><td>0.071%</td><td>0.068%</td></tr><tr><td>Lancashire</td><td>1,886</td><td>1,554</td><td>1,395</td><td>1,299</td><td>1,158</td><td>0.128%</td><td>0.106%</td><td>0.095%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.079%</td></tr><tr><td>Leicestershire</td><td>974</td><td>886</td><td>826</td><td>750</td><td>725</td><td>0.094%</td><td>0.086%</td><td>0.080%</td><td>0.073%</td><td>0.070%</td></tr><tr><td>Lincolnshire</td><td>839</td><td>718</td><td>693</td><td>719</td><td>701</td><td>0.116%</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.096%</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.097%</td></tr><tr><td>City
of London<sup>(6)</sup></td><td>79</td><td>108</td><td>117</td><td></td><td></td><td>1.033%</td><td>1.412%</td><td>1.530%</td><td>0.000%</td><td>0.000%</td></tr><tr><td>Merseyside</td><td>1,605</td><td>1,232</td><td>1,172</td><td>1,037</td><td>933</td><td>0.116%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.075%</td><td>0.067%</td></tr><tr><td>Metropolitan
Police</td><td>8,811</td><td>7,588</td><td>6,667</td><td>5,560</td><td>5,578</td><td>0.105%</td><td>0.090%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.066%</td><td>0.066%</td></tr><tr><td>Norfolk</td><td>777</td><td>684</td><td>659</td><td>825</td><td>676</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.076%</td><td>0.095%</td><td>0.078%</td></tr><tr><td>Northamptonshire</td><td>745</td><td>721</td><td>697</td><td>736</td><td>637</td><td>0.105%</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.104%</td><td>0.090%</td></tr><tr><td>Northumbria</td><td>1,719</td><td>1,410</td><td>1,328</td><td>1,279</td><td>1,116</td><td>0.120%</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.078%</td></tr><tr><td>North
Yorkshire</td><td>985</td><td>804</td><td>718</td><td>750</td><td>694</td><td>0.122%</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.086%</td></tr><tr><td>Nottinghamshire</td><td>1,229</td><td>1,021</td><td>916</td><td>977</td><td>845</td><td>0.111%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.083%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.076%</td></tr><tr><td>South
Yorkshire</td><td>1,522</td><td>1,151</td><td>1,066</td><td>935</td><td>861</td><td>0.112%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.069%</td><td>0.063%</td></tr><tr><td>Staffordshire</td><td>1,247</td><td>1,005</td><td>980</td><td>977</td><td>859</td><td>0.113%</td><td>0.091%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.078%</td></tr><tr><td>Suffolk</td><td>734</td><td>577</td><td>608</td><td>692</td><td>607</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.083%</td><td>0.094%</td><td>0.082%</td></tr><tr><td>Surrey</td><td>1,068</td><td>887</td><td>943</td><td>973</td><td>924</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.077%</td><td>0.082%</td><td>0.084%</td><td>0.080%</td></tr><tr><td>Sussex</td><td>1,601</td><td>1,426</td><td>1,361</td><td>1,286</td><td>1,098</td><td>0.098%</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.083%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.067%</td></tr><tr><td>Thames
Valley</td><td>2,046</td><td>1,975</td><td>1,960</td><td>1,903</td><td>1,839</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.082%</td><td>0.079%</td></tr><tr><td>Warwickshire</td><td>723</td><td>585</td><td>434</td><td>467</td><td>455</td><td>0.132%</td><td>0.107%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.083%</td></tr><tr><td>West
Mercia</td><td>1,315</td><td>1,233</td><td>1,290</td><td>1,310</td><td>1,159</td><td>0.106%</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.104%</td><td>0.106%</td><td>0.094%</td></tr><tr><td>West
Midlands</td><td>3,499</td><td>2,354</td><td>2,565</td><td>2,263</td><td>1,822</td><td>0.126%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.065%</td></tr><tr><td>West
Yorkshire</td><td>2,332</td><td>1,910</td><td>1,690</td><td>1,692</td><td>1,500</td><td>0.104%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.075%</td><td>0.075%</td><td>0.067%</td></tr><tr><td>Wiltshire</td><td>474</td><td>482</td><td>467</td><td>497</td><td>476</td><td>0.068%</td><td>0.069%</td><td>0.067%</td><td>0.072%</td><td>0.069%</td></tr><tr><td>Dyfed
Powys</td><td>580</td><td>528</td><td>521</td><td>543</td><td>441</td><td>0.112%</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.101%</td><td>0.105%</td><td>0.085%</td></tr><tr><td>Gwent</td><td>705</td><td>490</td><td>578</td><td>513</td><td>436</td><td>0.122%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.075%</td></tr><tr><td>North
Wales</td><td>906</td><td>765</td><td>635</td><td>667</td><td>623</td><td>0.131%</td><td>0.111%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.096%</td><td>0.090%</td></tr><tr><td>South
Wales</td><td>1,825</td><td>1,447</td><td>1,462</td><td>1,149</td><td>1,131</td><td>0.141%</td><td>0.112%</td><td>0.113%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.087%</td></tr><tr><td>England
and Wales</td><td>62,054</td><td>52,565</td><td>49,440</td><td>46,351</td><td>42,285</td><td>0.109%</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>All
Drug Offences including Summary Drug Offences <sup>(2)</sup></td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Avon
and Somerset</td><td>1,113</td><td>1,328</td><td>1,597</td><td>1,827</td><td>1,758</td><td>0.068%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.098%</td><td>0.112%</td><td>0.108%</td></tr><tr><td>Bedfordshire</td><td>388</td><td>481</td><td>492</td><td>470</td><td>430</td><td>0.061%</td><td>0.076%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.074%</td><td>0.068%</td></tr><tr><td>Cambridgeshire</td><td>570</td><td>599</td><td>653</td><td>586</td><td>592</td><td>0.069%</td><td>0.073%</td><td>0.080%</td><td>0.071%</td><td>0.072%</td></tr><tr><td>Cheshire</td><td>724</td><td>801</td><td>728</td><td>793</td><td>753</td><td>0.070%</td><td>0.077%</td><td>0.070%</td><td>0.077%</td><td>0.073%</td></tr><tr><td>Cleveland</td><td>1,020</td><td>1,023</td><td>922</td><td>810</td><td>823</td><td>0.182%</td><td>0.183%</td><td>0.165%</td><td>0.145%</td><td>0.147%</td></tr><tr><td>Cumbria</td><td>640</td><td>646</td><td>793</td><td>641</td><td>603</td><td>0.128%</td><td>0.130%</td><td>0.159%</td><td>0.129%</td><td>0.121%</td></tr><tr><td>Derbyshire</td><td>687</td><td>834</td><td>905</td><td>813</td><td>824</td><td>0.067%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.080%</td></tr><tr><td>Devon
and Cornwall</td><td>1,212</td><td>1,426</td><td>1,487</td><td>1,069</td><td>1,010</td><td>0.072%</td><td>0.084%</td><td>0.088%</td><td>0.063%</td><td>0.060%</td></tr><tr><td>Dorset</td><td>577</td><td>555</td><td>476</td><td>438</td><td>429</td><td>0.076%</td><td>0.074%</td><td>0.063%</td><td>0.058%</td><td>0.057%</td></tr><tr><td>Durham</td><td>428</td><td>460</td><td>336</td><td>314</td><td>310</td><td>0.069%</td><td>0.074%</td><td>0.054%</td><td>0.051%</td><td>0.050%</td></tr><tr><td>Essex</td><td>1,161</td><td>1,255</td><td>1,361</td><td>1,017</td><td>1,216</td><td>0.066%</td><td>0.072%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.058%</td><td>0.069%</td></tr><tr><td>Gloucestershire</td><td>524</td><td>494</td><td>403</td><td>420</td><td>446</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.082%</td><td>0.067%</td><td>0.069%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>Greater
Manchester</td><td>3,197</td><td>3,830</td><td>3,887</td><td>3,347</td><td>2,985</td><td>0.118%</td><td>0.141%</td><td>0.143%</td><td>0.123%</td><td>0.110%</td></tr><tr><td>Hampshire</td><td>1,714</td><td>1,817</td><td>1,736</td><td>1,848</td><td>1,860</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.094%</td><td>0.090%</td><td>0.096%</td><td>0.097%</td></tr><tr><td>Hertfordshire</td><td>985</td><td>1,168</td><td>1,150</td><td>1,174</td><td>1,115</td><td>0.086%</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.101%</td><td>0.103%</td><td>0.098%</td></tr><tr><td>Humberside</td><td>726</td><td>736</td><td>872</td><td>878</td><td>876</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.080%</td><td>0.095%</td><td>0.095%</td><td>0.095%</td></tr><tr><td>Kent</td><td>1,293</td><td>1,431</td><td>1,328</td><td>1,188</td><td>1,312</td><td>0.073%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.075%</td><td>0.067%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>Lancashire</td><td>1,655</td><td>1,912</td><td>1,673</td><td>1,740</td><td>1,460</td><td>0.113%</td><td>0.130%</td><td>0.114%</td><td>0.118%</td><td>0.099%</td></tr><tr><td>Leicestershire</td><td>538</td><td>677</td><td>566</td><td>552</td><td>474</td><td>0.052%</td><td>0.066%</td><td>0.055%</td><td>0.053%</td><td>0.046%</td></tr><tr><td>Lincolnshire</td><td>456</td><td>452</td><td>468</td><td>387</td><td>416</td><td>0.063%</td><td>0.062%</td><td>0.065%</td><td>0.053%</td><td>0.057%</td></tr><tr><td>City
of London<sup>(6)</sup></td><td>78</td><td>97</td><td>120</td><td></td><td></td><td>1.020%</td><td>1.268%</td><td>1.569%</td><td>0.000%</td><td>0.000%</td></tr><tr><td>Merseyside</td><td>3,844</td><td>4,171</td><td>3,865</td><td>3,560</td><td>3,007</td><td>0.277%</td><td>0.301%</td><td>0.279%</td><td>0.257%</td><td>0.217%</td></tr><tr><td>Metropolitan
Police</td><td>12,695</td><td>13,924</td><td>13,764</td><td>12,722</td><td>13,379</td><td>0.151%</td><td>0.166%</td><td>0.164%</td><td>0.151%</td><td>0.159%</td></tr><tr><td>Norfolk</td><td>580</td><td>679</td><td>710</td><td>707</td><td>723</td><td>0.067%</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.082%</td><td>0.081%</td><td>0.083%</td></tr><tr><td>Northamptonshire</td><td>335</td><td>507</td><td>434</td><td>419</td><td>498</td><td>0.047%</td><td>0.072%</td><td>0.061%</td><td>0.059%</td><td>0.070%</td></tr><tr><td>Northumbria</td><td>1,460</td><td>1,547</td><td>1,919</td><td>1,843</td><td>1,561</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.108%</td><td>0.134%</td><td>0.129%</td><td>0.109%</td></tr><tr><td>North
Yorkshire</td><td>576</td><td>616</td><td>615</td><td>526</td><td>488</td><td>0.072%</td><td>0.077%</td><td>0.076%</td><td>0.065%</td><td>0.061%</td></tr><tr><td>Nottinghamshire</td><td>1,019</td><td>1,187</td><td>1,203</td><td>942</td><td>875</td><td>0.092%</td><td>0.107%</td><td>0.109%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.079%</td></tr><tr><td>South
Yorkshire</td><td>1,364</td><td>1,520</td><td>1,547</td><td>1,508</td><td>1,544</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.112%</td><td>0.114%</td><td>0.111%</td><td>0.114%</td></tr><tr><td>Staffordshire</td><td>626</td><td>701</td><td>651</td><td>725</td><td>843</td><td>0.057%</td><td>0.063%</td><td>0.059%</td><td>0.065%</td><td>0.076%</td></tr><tr><td>Suffolk</td><td>534</td><td>415</td><td>482</td><td>551</td><td>634</td><td>0.073%</td><td>0.056%</td><td>0.065%</td><td>0.075%</td><td>0.086%</td></tr><tr><td>Surrey</td><td>610</td><td>620</td><td>749</td><td>976</td><td>914</td><td>0.053%</td><td>0.054%</td><td>0.065%</td><td>0.085%</td><td>0.079%</td></tr><tr><td>Sussex</td><td>1,420</td><td>1,420</td><td>1,414</td><td>1,291</td><td>1,214</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.087%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.074%</td></tr><tr><td>Thames
Valley</td><td>1,916</td><td>1,929</td><td>1,714</td><td>1,839</td><td>1,868</td><td>0.083%</td><td>0.083%</td><td>0.074%</td><td>0.079%</td><td>0.081%</td></tr><tr><td>Warwickshire</td><td>205</td><td>299</td><td>184</td><td>215</td><td>210</td><td>0.037%</td><td>0.054%</td><td>0.034%</td><td>0.039%</td><td>0.038%</td></tr><tr><td>West
Mercia</td><td>606</td><td>605</td><td>621</td><td>676</td><td>619</td><td>0.049%</td><td>0.049%</td><td>0.050%</td><td>0.055%</td><td>0.050%</td></tr><tr><td>West
Midlands</td><td>3,171</td><td>2,940</td><td>2,999</td><td>2,762</td><td>2,529</td><td>0.114%</td><td>0.106%</td><td>0.108%</td><td>0.099%</td><td>0.091%</td></tr><tr><td>West
Yorkshire</td><td>2,105</td><td>2,434</td><td>2,340</td><td>2,241</td><td>1,965</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.108%</td><td>0.104%</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.087%</td></tr><tr><td>Wiltshire</td><td>407</td><td>328</td><td>317</td><td>320</td><td>407</td><td>0.059%</td><td>0.047%</td><td>0.046%</td><td>0.046%</td><td>0.059%</td></tr><tr><td>Dyfed
Powys</td><td>705</td><td>828</td><td>797</td><td>938</td><td>995</td><td>0.136%</td><td>0.160%</td><td>0.154%</td><td>0.182%</td><td>0.193%</td></tr><tr><td>Gwent</td><td>542</td><td>537</td><td>631</td><td>628</td><td>627</td><td>0.094%</td><td>0.093%</td><td>0.109%</td><td>0.108%</td><td>0.108%</td></tr><tr><td>North
Wales</td><td>537</td><td>619</td><td>553</td><td>458</td><td>490</td><td>0.078%</td><td>0.089%</td><td>0.080%</td><td>0.066%</td><td>0.071%</td></tr><tr><td>South
Wales</td><td>1,891</td><td>2,133</td><td>2,196</td><td>1,966</td><td>1,905</td><td>0.146%</td><td>0.165%</td><td>0.170%</td><td>0.152%</td><td>0.147%</td></tr><tr><td>England
and Wales</td><td>56,834</td><td>61,981</td><td>61,658</td><td>58,125</td><td>56,987</td><td>0.100%</td><td>0.109%</td><td>0.108%</td><td>0.102%</td><td>0.100%</td></tr><tr><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>' = Nil</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td
colspan="11">(1) Includes offences under sections 6(2B)(2C) of Licensing Act 1902,
and sections 137,138,141,142,145,146,147,149(1)(3)(4)7A, 7B,150,151,152,153,156,157
of Licencing Act 2003 ,Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997 S.1,Sporting
Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 SS.1(4), 1A(4),2(1)(2),ss5B(3),5C(4), 5D(3)1(2)(3),1A(2)(3),3(10)5B(2)5C(3)5D(2)5C(5),6(2),
Policing and Crime Act 2009 S.30, Road Traffic Act 1988 S.5(1)(a)(b),Criminal Justice
and Police Act 2001 S.12,Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Sch.12 P.5</td></tr><tr><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="11">(2) Includes Sections 12, 13, 19(a), (b)
Criminal Justice CoOperation Act 1990, RR.6(5), 7, 8, & 9(2) Controlled Drugs
(Drug Precursors)(Community External Trade) Regs 2008, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Customs
and Excise Management Act 1979 (SS.50(2), (3) & (5), 68 (2) & (4) & 170(1),
(2), (3) & (4) & Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 SS 327330, 333, 334 (1,2) &
336 (5) & (6)</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="11">(3)
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 large administrative
data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken
to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into
account when those data are used.</td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="11">(4) The conviction
statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for
which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more
offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed.
Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected
is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</td></tr><tr><td
colspan="5"> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td
colspan="5">(5) Population estimates mid 2013 England and Wales.</td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td
colspan="11">(6) City of London Local Justice Area abolished on 31 December 2011,
and merged into Central London Local Justice Area. These data recorded under Metropolitan
Police henceforth</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="5">Source:
Justice Statistics Analytical Services  Ministry of Justice.</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="5">Ref: PQs HL5791</td><td>
</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>

