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Petition Statistics

As of 16th December 2017, the government and Parliament e-petitions website has been running for 2333 days.

During that time:

  • 95,835 petitions have been submitted
  • That's an average of 41 per day!
  • Of which 45,136 have been accepted for publication
  • Which is an average of 19 new petitions per day
  • And 50,699 have been rejected
  • At an average of 22 rejections per day
  • Completed (closed) petitions have an average of 823 signatures
  • Current (open) petitions have an average of 68 signatures

2405 petitions have received 1,000 or more signatures

Petition Statistics by Month

Month Total Petitions Petitions per Day Total Accepted Accepted per Day Total Rejected Rejected per Day 1,000+ signatures
July 2011 671 224 386 129 285 95 46
August 2011 12171 406 6217 207 5954 198 165
September 2011 2122 73 1224 42 898 31 31
October 2011 2173 72 1153 38 1020 34 36
November 2011 2781 96 1425 49 1356 47 42
December 2011 1472 49 788 26 684 23 20
January 2012 1631 54 865 29 766 26 26
February 2012 1410 50 734 26 676 24 32
March 2012 1414 47 787 26 627 21 31
April 2012 830 29 484 17 346 12 20
May 2012 842 28 507 17 335 11 22
June 2012 787 27 451 16 336 12 17
July 2012 848 28 466 16 382 13 26
August 2012 1113 37 560 19 553 18 26
September 2012 1205 42 641 22 564 19 31
October 2012 1200 40 640 21 560 19 31
November 2012 1119 39 583 20 536 18 33
December 2012 969 32 560 19 409 14 35
January 2013 1171 39 729 24 442 15 45
February 2013 1023 38 611 23 412 15 38
March 2013 1060 35 616 21 444 15 33
April 2013 1251 43 547 19 704 24 26
May 2013 1320 44 563 19 757 25 34
June 2013 880 30 479 17 401 14 21
July 2013 918 31 495 17 423 14 33
August 2013 941 31 524 17 417 14 19
September 2013 793 27 457 16 336 12 24
October 2013 940 31 548 18 392 13 18
November 2013 1051 36 545 19 506 17 26
December 2013 785 26 456 15 329 11 19
January 2014 1093 36 633 21 460 15 33
February 2014 1366 51 709 26 657 24 30
March 2014 1215 41 634 21 581 19 30
April 2014 1127 39 596 21 531 18 22
May 2014 1083 36 580 19 503 17 29
June 2014 923 32 539 19 384 13 28
July 2014 1024 34 582 19 442 15 38
August 2014 712 24 411 14 301 10 16
September 2014 996 34 510 18 486 17 17
October 2014 1114 37 654 22 460 15 21
November 2014 920 32 549 19 371 13 22
December 2014 611 20 387 13 224 7 9
January 2015 779 26 461 15 318 11 24
February 2015 592 22 341 13 251 9 11
March 2015 623 21 368 13 255 9 8
The petitions website was offline between March and July 2015 while responsibility was transferred from the Cabinet Office to Parliament.
July 2015 361 52 286 41 75 11 86
August 2015 572 20 408 15 164 6 87
September 2015 959 33 512 18 447 15 91
October 2015 670 22 346 12 324 11 61
November 2015 941 32 415 14 526 18 82
December 2015 1041 35 461 15 580 19 66
January 2016 1048 40 481 19 567 22 86
February 2016 1217 43 574 21 643 23 100
March 2016 1163 39 523 17 640 21 91
April 2016 1241 43 459 16 782 27 80
May 2016 1023 34 405 14 618 21 44
June 2016 2384 82 384 13 2000 69 43
July 2016 7353 254 1295 45 6058 209 83
August 2016 1128 38 529 18 599 20 23
September 2016 756 26 386 13 370 13 1
October 2016 724 28 315 12 409 16 2
November 2016 1246 43 465 16 781 27 5
December 2016 909 30 378 13 531 18 2
January 2017 1291 48 470 17 821 30 1
February 2017 2149 80 706 26 1443 53 4
March 2017 2116 71 747 25 1369 46 6
April 2017 1489 53 455 16 1034 37 1
September 2017 515 29 270 15 245 14 4
October 2017 918 32 403 14 515 18 8
November 2017 1007 35 303 10 704 24 4
December 2017 545 36 165 11 380 25 0