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Antisocial Behaviour Orders: North West

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of anti-social behaviour orders were recorded in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby constituency in each year since the inception of such orders. (283186)

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). ASBO breach data are not compiled below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.

Centrally collected ASBO breach data only count those instances where the breach of the ASBO was proven in court to have occurred. An ASBO may be breached on more than one occasion and in more than one year. An ASBO may be issued in one CJS area and breached in another. The available information on the total number of occasions on which ASBOs were proven in court to have been breached in the Merseyside CJS area in each year is shown in the following table.

Number of occasions in the Merseyside Criminal Justice System area1 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 Merseyside












1 June 2000 to 31 December 2006


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.


1. 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.

2. Prepared by OCJR Evidence and Analysis Unit.


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