Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Home Department written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many and what percentage of recipients of antisocial behaviour orders in each year since their introduction were aged (a) under 18 years, (b) 18 to 64 years and (c) 65 years and over;

(2) how many and what percentage of those breaching an antisocial behaviour order in each year since their introduction were aged (a) under 18 years, (b) 18 to 64 years and (c) 65 years and over.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The available information (up to 31 December 2005, latest available) is given in the tables. Information for those aged 65 years and over is not available separately.

Table A: N umber of ASBOs proven in court to have been breached in England and Wales in each year
Number of ASBOs breached( 3) Percentage distribution of ASBOs breached by age group
Age group( 1) 2000( 2) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2000( 2) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
10-17 7 64 134 354 828 1,353 54 52 53 50 44 40
18+ 6 60 120 361 1,036 2,037 46 48 47 50 56 60
Total 13 124 254 715 1,864 3,390 100 100 100 100 100 100
(1) Age group is based on age at breach, not issue.

(2) From 1 June 2000.

(3) Note that an ASBO can be breached in more than one year, therefore persons may be counted more than once in this table.

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.

Number of ASBOs issued at all courts in England and Wales in each year between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2005 broken down by age group
Number of ASBOs issued Percentage distribution of ASBOs issued by age group( 2)
Age group 2000( 1) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total 2000( 1) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total
10-17 62 193 249 620 1,318 1,555 3,997 45 55 58 46 38 38 41
18+ 63 144 169 698 2,057 2,416 5,547 46 41 40 52 60 60 57
Unknown 12 13 8 18 65 89 205 9 4 2 1 2 2 2
Total 137 350 426 1,336 3,440 4,060 9,749 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
(1) From 1 June 2000

(2) Percentages have been rounded independently.

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:

As reported to the Home Office by the Court Service.

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