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Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Prosecutions

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has instigated for breaches of criminal anti-social behaviour orders since 2004. (146220)

Crown Prosecution Service records include the number of prosecutions for breach of an antisocial behaviour order under section 1(10) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, but do not differentiate between prosecutions relating to criminal and non-criminal orders.

Complete records are held for the last two financial years, showing that the number of prosecutions under this legislation which reached a first hearing in magistrates courts, or were entered on indictments in the crown court, was as follows:

Magistrates courts

Crown court

2005-06

13,436

2,110

2006-07

13,475

2,406