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Anti-Social Behaviour Orders: North West

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in each parliamentary constituency in the north-west in each year since 1997. (205630)

Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available in April 1999. Information on the number of ASBOs breached is not collected centrally at parliamentary constituency level and not compiled below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.

Currently, ASBO breach data are available for ASBOs breached between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2006.

The number of ASBOs breached in each year in each CJS area within the north-west region is shown in the following table. Please note that the table takes the data from that shown in Table 7 as published on the Crime Reduction website.

ASBOs issued in the north-west region proven in court to have been breached for the first time within the periods shown1 by CJS area2 from 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2006

Region

2000-20023

2003

2004

2005

2006

Total

North-west

57

184

367

514

391

1,513

of which:

Cumbria

2

15

23

24

30

94

Greater Manchester

28

117

219

308

203

875

Lancashire

15

28

52

80

78

253

Merseyside

6

16

39

65

51

177

Cheshire

6

8

34

37

29

114

1 ASBOs may be breached more than once and in more than one year. In this table ASBOs are counted once only within the period when they were first breached.

2 ASBOs may be issued in one area and breached in another. Breaches are counted in this table by area of ISSUE.

3 From 1 June 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 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