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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued by Humberside police force in the last five years; and how many of them were breached in each year; (103410)

(2) how many people were jailed for the breach of an antisocial behaviour order issued by Humberside police force in the last five years;

(3) what average number of antisocial behaviour orders was issued by police forces in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

Antisocial behaviour orders are issued by the courts. ASBOs may be issued on application or conviction. Those issued on application may be applied for by the police or other relevant authorities. The available information is given in the tables.

Table A: Number of ASBOs issued at all courts, as notified to the Home Office by the Court Service, in the Humberside1 criminal justice system area, on application and conviction, 1 June 20002 to 30 September 2005 (latest available)

Issued following application by:

Period

Police

Other applicants

Total

Issued on conviction

Total issued

June-December 2000

9

9

n/a

9

2001

4

4

n/a

4

2002

4

4

4

2003

2

2

4

2

6

2004

14

10

24

42

66

January- September 2005

15

17

32

69

101

Total

40

37

77

113

190

n/a = not applicable

1 Coterminous with the Humberside police force area.

2 Prior to this date ASBO data were collected on aggregate numbers only.

Note:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Table B: Number of ASBOs issued in Humberside and proven in court to have been breached, as reported to the Home Office, in each year from 1 June 20001 to 30 September 2005

ASBO breached

Period

Total issued

Total in each year1

Persons given a custodial sentence on at least one occasion2

From June 20003

9

1

2001

4

1

2002

4

3

2

2003

6

6

4

2004

66

n/a

n/a

To September 2005

101

n/a

n/a

Total

190

11

6

n/a = not currently available.

1 An ASBO can be issued in one year and breached in another. Also one of the ASBOs given in the table was breached in two different years and is counted in both.

2 The year is determined by the occasion of the severest penalty, which may or may not correspond to the occasion of the first breach.

3 Prior to this date data on ASBO issues were collected on aggregate numbers only. None were reported as being issued in the Humberside police force area during the period.

Note:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Table C: The number and average number of ASBOs issued at all courts in England and Wales, as notified to the Home Office by the Court Service, 1 June 20001 to 30 September 2005 (latest available)

Issued following application by:

Period

Police

Other applicant

Total

Issued on conviction

Total issued

Average number issued2

2000 (June to December)

66

69

135

n/a

135

3

2001

99

224

323

n/a

323

8

2002

140

263

403

1

404

10

2003

133

448

581

462

1,043

25

2004

230

770

1,000

1,668

2,668

64

2005 (January to September)

193

616

809

1,870

2,679

64

Total

861

2,390

3,251

4,001

7,252

173

n/a = not applicable

1 Prior to this date ASBO data were collected on aggregate numbers only.

2 Across the 42 criminal justice system areas. Figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

Note:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.