Lord Campbell of Croy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many accidents involving police cars occurred in England and Wales in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. [HL5015]
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)
The available information is set out below. The figures include all incidents in which a police vehicle sustained damage, ranging from minor collisions in police station yards through to more serious accidents on public roads.
Year Number of accidents 1996–97 16,908 1997–98 16,946 1998–99 17,338 1999–2000 18,068 2000–01 19,266
(i) The information has been provided by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), to which forces submit statistical returns.
(ii) Data for 1996–97 are missing from one force.
(iii) All figures are for each financial year.