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Antisocial Behaviour: Cambridgeshire

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to 10 to 17-year-olds in Cambridgeshire in each year since their introduction; and how many in each year had individual support orders attached. (153766)

The number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) is given in the following table. There have been no individual support orders (ISOs) issued in Cambridgeshire up to the end of December 2005 which is the latest period for which data are available. In April this year we completed a survey of 60 areas on support available for young people on ASBOs. The headline results support anecdotal information from practitioners that where ISOs are not being made it is mostly because they are already receiving other interventions from the Youth Offending Team (YOT). The courts are obliged to consider making an ISO every time they make an ASBO on a 10 to 17-year-old and must give a reason in open court if they decide not to do so. The use of ISOs continues to be actively promoted by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and the Home Office as an aid to helping YOTs fulfil their role in tackling antisocial behaviour.

Persons aged 10 to 17: Number of antisocial behaviour orders issued at all courts as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service by area and year, April 19991 to December 2005

Number

CJS area—Cambridgeshire

April 1999 to May 2000

1

June to December 2000

0

2001

1

2002

2

2003

10

2004

3

2005

14

Total

30

1 No age details available for the period April 1999 to May 2000. 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.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) south Cambridgeshire and (c) east Cambridgeshire in each year since their introduction. (153770)

Number of ASBOs issued at all courts, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, by period and where restrictions are imposed within local authority areas, up to 31 December 2005CambridgeshireEast Cambridgeshire DC2South Cambridgeshire DC31 April 1999 to 31 December 2005101671 April 1999 to 31 May 200015n/an/a1 June 2000 to 31 December 20001——1 January 2001 to 31 December 20012——1 January 2002 to 31 December 20022——1 January 2003 to 31 December 200315——1 January 2004 to 31 December 200426——1 January 2005 to 31 December 20055067 n/a = not available1 Between 1 April 1999 and 31 May 2000 data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area (pfa).2 Three orders cover all E and W.3 Two orders cover all E and W.Notes:1. This local authority area table differs from criminal justice system area (cjsa) tables in that an issuing court can be outside the area in which the have been imposed. For example, an issuing court may be in Hampshire (cjsa) but restrictions apply solely to a local authority area within Dorset.2. 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.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in Cambridgeshire in each year since their introduction. (153771)

The information is shown in the following table.

B8ii: Number of ASBOs proven in court to have been breached1 in Cambridgeshire as reported to the Home Office, in each year from 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2005

Total ASBOs breached in:

CJS area

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Cambridgeshire

3

2

8

14

22

1 Some of the ASBOs in the table have been breached in more than one year and have therefore been counted more than once. Breaches are counted in this table in the area of breach.

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.