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PSNI Statistics Branch. (2020) Motoring offence statistics for Northern Ireland annual report 2019. Belfast: PSNI Statistics Branch.

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Key statistics

  • In 2019, there were 47,065 detections for motoring offences in Northern Ireland, a decrease of 6,846 (13%) offences on the 53,911 detections recorded in 2018.
  • Of the 47,065 detections in 2019, over half (58%) resulted in a referral for prosecution and a further one quarter in endorsable fixed penalty notices.
  • The largest offence group recorded was speeding offences with a total of 7,578 detections in 2019 accounting for 16% of all detections for motoring offences. This was a decrease of 9% on the number recorded in 2018.
  • Insurance offences accounted for 7,560 of all these detections in 2019, a decrease of 14% on the number recorded in 2018. There were a further 4,158 detections related to careless driving offences, 488 fewer offences on the number detected in 2018.
  • Drink or drug driving offences has seen an increase of 2% to 3,005 in 2019 when compared with 2018

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