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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals below the age of 18 years have been imprisoned for (a) less than six months and (b) six months or more for breaching an anti-social behaviour order in each of the last two years. (262050)

I have been asked to reply.

Information held by the Ministry of Justice on the numbers of antisocial behaviour orders breached shows that 986 offenders aged 10 to 17 received a custodial sentence for breaching their antisocial behaviour order between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2006 (latest available). Of these, 753 received a custodial sentence of up to and including six months, and 233 received a custodial sentence of more than six months. An offender may have breached their ASBO more than once and these data refer to the occasion of the severest sentence received.