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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued since the enactment of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 in (a) England, (b) the Hertfordshire police force area, (c) the Borough of Dacorum and (d) Hemel Hempstead constituency. (146970)

The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 received Royal Assent on 20 November. The number of ASBOs issued in 2004 and 2005 (latest available) are:

Area

Number of ASBOs issued1

England

7,162

Hertfordshire police force area

112

Borough of Dacorum

12

Hemel Hempstead constituency

n/a2

n/a = not available.

1 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.

2 ASBO data are not available at levels below local government authority areas.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in each local authority area in each of the last three years. (147269)

ASBO breach data are currently available from 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2005 for ASBOs issued since 1 June 2000 and are available at Criminal Justice System area level only. The available information is given in the table.

The number of ASBOs proven in court to have been breached1,2 for the first time between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2005

CJS area

ASBOs breached

Avon and Somerset

98

Bedfordshire

28

Cambridgeshire

30

Cheshire

87

Cleveland

70

Cumbria

66

Derbyshire

44

Devon and Cornwall

46

Dorset

46

Durham

53

Dyfed Powys

16

Essex

79

Gloucestershire

39

Greater London

461

Greater Manchester

654

Gwent

42

Hampshire

126

Hertfordshire

50

Humberside

94

Kent

12

Lancashire

161

Leicestershire

57

Lincolnshire

19

Merseyside

126

Norfolk

38

North Wales

71

North Yorkshire

34

Northamptonshire

7

Northumbria

127

Nottinghamshire

102

South Wales

54

South Yorkshire

119

Staffordshire

61

Suffolk

63

Surrey

47

Sussex

111

Thames Valley

70

Warwickshire

38

West Mercia

84

West Midlands

316

West Yorkshire

376

Wiltshire

24

England and Wales

4,246

1 ASBOs may be issued in one area and breached in another. Breaches are counted in this table in the area of breach.

2 ASBOs may be breached more than once and in more than one year. In this table ASBOs are counted once only at the time they were first breached. This table excludes ASBOs which were initially breached before 1 January 2003, regardless of whether they were breached again between 2003 and 2005.

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 and police forces. 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.

Source:

OCJR Court Proceedings Database.