PCC 2021 Election campaign: Commit to Act on Road Danger
Know the numbers: Use the data
Our Police and Crime Commissioner 2021 election manifesto, Commit to Act on Road Danger, calls for greater transparency and accountability within roads policing. We need to know what the police are doing to reduce road danger but finding that out is not easy. Data is published rarely and belatedly. Typically police service level statistics are published with data rarely available at local borough level. Our manifesto is calling for PCCs to commit to greater transparency and accountability with better data published, including on a more frequent basis and at the local level.
See what your police did in 2019
AVZ has compiled published data on police, population, casualties, police, motoring offences and breath tests for each police service for the latest year available (2019).
We have included its share of the total for England and Wales. See the example below which shows the data for West Midlands. For instance, West Midlands accounts for 3.4% of those reported killed and seriously injured in England and Wales (2019), a smaller share (2.2%) of the speeding offences sanctioned, and a very high share (10.2%) of dangerous driving prosecutions that year nationwide.
The reports for each of the PCC regions for 2019 appear below
Yorkshire and The Humber