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Antisocial Behaviour: Southampton

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders issued against people in each age category are in force in (a) Test Valley borough and (b) the City of Southampton. (288407)

The latest available published data on the number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued covers the period 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2007 and are not available below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.

The number of ASBOs issued at all courts in the Hampshire Criminal Justice System area to young people (defined as being aged 10 to 17 at the date of appearance in court) and adults (defined as being aged 18 or over at the date of appearance in court) is 199 and 226 respectively. In addition, there were five ASBOs issued to persons whose age was not reported.

ASBOs can be of a fixed duration (for a minimum of two years) or made until further order. It is therefore not possible to determine from centrally collected data how many ASBOs are in force at a particular point in time.