Anti-Social Behaviour Orders: North West

Home Department written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hunter Mark Hunter Leader's Parliamentary Private Secretary, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in each parliamentary constituency in the north-west in each year since 1997.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available in April 1999. Information on the number of ASBOs breached is not collected centrally at parliamentary constituency level and not compiled below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.

Currently, ASBO breach data are available for ASBOs breached between 1 June 2000 and 31 December 2006.

The number of ASBOs breached in each year in each CJS area within the north-west region is shown in the following table. Please note that the table takes the data from those shown in Table 7 as published on the Crime Reduction website.

ASBOs issued in the north-west region proven in court to have been breached for the first time within the periods shown( 1) by CJS area( 2) from 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2006
Region 2000-2002( 3) 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total
North-west 57 184 367 514 391 1,513
of which:
Cumbria 2 15 23 24 30 94
Greater Manchester 28 117 219 308 203 875
Lancashire 15 28 52 80 78 253
Merseyside 6 16 39 65 51 177
Cheshire 6 8 34 37 29 114
(1) ASBOs may be breached more than once and in more than one year. In this table ASBOs are counted once only within the period when they were first breached.

(2) ASBOs may be issued in one area and breached in another. Breaches are counted in this table by area of ISSUE.

(3) From 1 June 2000.


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.


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