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Antisocial Behaviour: West Midlands

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many breaches of antisocial behaviour orders have been recorded in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) the West Midlands in each year since the inception of such orders; (282428)

(2) how many breaches of antisocial behaviour orders have resulted in a criminal conviction in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) the West Midlands in each year since the inception of such orders.

Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available from 1 April 1999. ASBO breach data are available for ASBOs issued between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2006 (latest available) and are not compiled below criminal justice system (CJS) area level. Information collected centrally on the number of breaches of ASBOs only counts those instances where the breach of the ASBO was proven in court.

The number of occasions in each year on which ASBOs were proven in court to have been breached in the Staffordshire and the West Midlands CJS areas is shown in the following table.

Number of occasions in the Staffordshire and the West Midlands criminal justice system areas1 where persons were proven in court to have breached their antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) in each year between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2006

CJS area

2000-022

2003

2004

2005

2006

1 June 2000 to 31 December 2006

Staffordshire

10

19

40

62

68

199

West Midlands

112

137

344

488

408

1,489

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

2 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.