To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of causing death by dangerous driving did not receive a custodial sentence in the latest period for which figures are available.
11 November 2014
Any death on our roads is a tragedy and can lead to unimaginable pain for the families and relatives of the victims. Judges already have tough sentencing options available to them but we are continuing to strengthen their options and keep the law in this area under review.
Offenders given a non-custodial sentence at all courts for 'Causing death by dangerous driving' in England and Wales for the latest period available 2013 can be viewed in table 1.
Defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ court and found guilty at all courts for 'Causing death by dangerous driving' in England and Wales for the latest period available 2013 can be viewed in table 2.
Information on court proceedings collected centrally by the Ministry of Justice and held on the Court Proceedings Database relates to courts located in England and Wales. Court proceedings in Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Assembly respectively.