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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued to children in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) sex and (b) age; (186769)

(2) how many antisocial behaviour orders issued to children were breached in each of the last five years;

(3) how many children were sent to prison as a result of breaking an antisocial behaviour order in each of the last five years;

(4) how many children have been subject to more than one antisocial behaviour order in each of the last five years.

Data showing the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued to juveniles aged 10 to 17, by gender, can be found in the following table. Of the total number of ASBOs issued to juveniles aged 10 to 17 since inception, 2,293 were proven to have been breached at least once by the end of 2005. Such data, further broken down by year, are not available. The data held by the Department do not identify whether multiple ASBOs have been issued to the same person.

Data on the type of sentence received for breach of an ASBO will be published later this year.

Number of Antisocial Behaviour Orders issued to persons aged ID-17 at all courts, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, by sex, in England and Wales, 2001-05

England and Wales

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Males

187

237

573

1,195

1,424

Females

6

13

52

125

134

All aged 10 to 17

193

250

625

1,320

1,558

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.