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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) anti-social behaviour orders and (b) acceptable behaviour contracts have been issued in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point in each of the last five years. (282060)

The latest available data on antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) cover the period 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2006. Information on the numbers of ASBOs issued is not available below criminal justice system (CJS) area level. The available information is shown in the table.

The number of acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs) is collected by the Home Office through a voluntary survey of crime and disorder reduction partnerships (CDRPs) use of antisocial behaviour tools and powers. The latest data published indicate that over 30,000 ABCs have been made between October 2003 and September 2007, with over 563 issued in the Essex during the same period.

Currently, data on the number of ABCs issued are not available below regional level.

Table 1: Number of anti-social behaviour orders ISSUED at all courts in the Essex criminal justice system (CJS) area, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, January 2002 to December 2006

CJS area

Number

2002

2

2003

23

2004

79

2005

88

2006

32