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Acceptable Behaviour Contracts

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts were issued in Essex in 2006. (111825)

Data on numbers of ABCs are not collected by the Home Office as they are voluntary agreements and therefore not suitable for central data collection.

However, three annual surveys carried out by the Home Office of the crime and disorder reduction partnerships (CDRPs) indicated that in England and Wales a total of 18,349 ABCs were made between October 2003 and September 2006.