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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

COVID-19 FPNs issued by ethnicity and offence March-December 2020

Date of request: January 6, 2021
Reference: 019/21

Request

The number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued by your force under Coronavirus regulations between 27 March 2020 and 31 December 2020, broken down by ethnicity and offence.

Response

There has been a total of 655 FPNs issued by the force between 27th March 2020 and 31st December 2020. These have been further broken down by ethnicity and offence below.

Reason for notice No of individuals
Contravene requirement as to restriction of movement during emergency period – Coronavirus 226
Contravene a direction or fail to comply with instruction – Coronavirus 59
Contravene requirement to not participate in a gathering in public of more than two people – Coronavirus 58
Contravene requirement to not participate in an indoor gathering of two or more people – £200 48
Contravene requirement to not participate in a gathering in the Tier 3 area of two or more people – private dwelling / any indoor space – £200 fine 47
Contravene requirement to not participate in a gathering indoors in a Tier 2 area of two or more people – £200 fine 46
Contravene requirement to not leave or be outside of place where they are living – £200 41
Contravene requirement to not participate in a gathering of more than six people 23
Contravene requirement to not participate in a gathering of more than six people – £200 22
Others 74
Total 644

 

Ethnicity White Black Asian Mixed Other
No of individuals 79% 12% 5% 3% 1%

 

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