Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Wales

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

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in Wales in each year since they were introduced.

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

The number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued and breached in Wales (up to 31 December 2006) are given in the following tables. The first table shows the number of orders issued (by year and by area) and the second the number of orders breached in each year by area. It is of course possible that an order recorded as having been breached in, say, 2004 could have been issued in 2003, and therefore the two tables are not directly comparable.

Table 1: Number of antisocial behaviour orders issued at all courts, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, by CJS area and year, April 1999 to December 2006
1999-2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
CJS area Total issued Apr 99-May 00 Jun-Dec
Dyfed Powys 43 12 8
Gwent 121 2 2 8 27
North Wales 255 1 7 15 42
South Wales 201 1 4 3 29 46
Total Wales 620 2 6 12 64 123
2005 2006
CJS area Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Total Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Total
Dyfed Powys 1 2 5 7 15 6 1 1 8
Gwent 7 14 7 5 33 15 9 10 15 49
North Wales 23 31 29 20 103 25 17 20 25 87
South Wales 15 15 18 16 64 19 16 10 9 54
Total Wales 46 62 59 48 215 65 43 40 50 198
Notes:

1. Previously issued data have been revised.

2. 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. 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:

Prepared by OCJR

Table 2: ASBOs 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
CJS area 2000-02( 3) 2003 2004 200 2006 Total
Dyfed Powys 0 5 5 6 10 26
Gwent 3 2 16 24 17 62
North Wales 3 7 12 50 51 123
South Wales 4 11 12 29 30 86
Total Wales 10 25 45 109 108 297
(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.

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

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