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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many individual support orders were issued in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007; and what proportion of all antisocial behaviour orders issued to 10 to 17 year olds individual support orders represented in each year; (223153)

(2) how many intervention orders have been made since 1 October 2006; and what proportion this represents of all antisocial behaviour orders issued in this period.

[holding answer 10 September 2008]: The available information on the number of Individual Support Orders (ISOs) issued is shown in the following table. ISO Data for 2007 will be available in 2009.

Intervention Orders became available in October 2006. The Office for Criminal Justice Reform started collecting data on the number of Intervention Orders from 1 October 2007. Data for 2007 are due to be published in early 2009.

Number of Individual Support Orders1 given at the magistrates court, in addition to an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO), as reported to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform by the Court Service, from 1 January to 31 December 2006, England and Wales

All persons aged 10-17


Individual Support Orders

ASBOs issued on application

ASBOs issued on conviction

Percentage of ASBOs issued on application with an ISO attached

Total 2006





1 Available at magistrates courts only for juveniles (aged 10-17) with ASBOs issued on application. Commencement date 1 May 2004.


1. Previously issued data have been revised.

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.


Prepared by OCJR-Evidence & Analysis Unit.