109,784 offenders were given the option of settling out of court by means of paying a fine.
59,210 (54%) of the fines issued in this way have since been paid. In other case the suspects were issued with a court summons. Summons were issued to repeat offenders and to those that refused to settle out of court.
29,089 (16%) cases were dropped without any further action being taken. This was done if there was not enough evidence to ensure a successful prosecution or if no offence had been committed.