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Television UK television licence fee evasion
Evasion and prosecution data for the years to 31 March; custodial sentence data for calendar years

         
  evaders caught prosecutions   custodial sentences
2000/01 366,000 129,000 2000 30
2001/02 373,000 114,041 2001 14
2002/03 367,000 126,377 2002 20
2003/04 380,000 104,650 2003 17
2004/05 386,000 120,352 2004 28
2005/06 399,000 157,452 2005 :
     
Breakdown for 2005/06
England and Wales   140,490
Scotland   13,617
Northern Ireland   3,248  
Isle of Man   70
Channel Islands   27

Prosecutions are brought by the TV Licensing agency, except in Scotland, where they are brought by the Procurator Fiscal
Source: BBC, TV Licensing; household data calculation by Terra Media

 


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