Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Home Department written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued to people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 or more years old in (i) England and (ii) Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing)

Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available to courts from April 1999. The number of ASBOs issued at all courts in England and the Cambridgeshire Criminal Justice System area covering the period to 31 December 2007 (latest currently available) are shown in the table.

Number of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued all courts( 1) in England and the Cambridgeshire Criminal Justice System (CJS) area, by age group( 2) , 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2007
Area
England Cambridgeshire CJS area
10-17 18+ N /k 10-17 18+ N /k
April 1999-May 2000 - - 104 - - 5
June-December 2000 61 63 11 - 1 -
2001 190 148 6 1 1 -
2002 244 165 6 2 - -
2003 598 679 8 10 5 -
2004 1,291 2,013 52 3 23 -
2005 1,493 2,344 70 14 34 2
2006 971 1,509 27 15 16 -
2007 869 1,250 17 4 16 -
(1) Includes ASBOs issued on application by magistrates courts acting in their civil capacity and county courts, which became available on 1 April 1999 and ASBOs made following conviction for a relevant criminal offence at the Crown court and at magistrates courts (acting in their criminal capacity), which became available on 2 December 2002.

(2) No age details are available for the period April 1999 to May 2000. N/k indicates that the defendant's ages were not reported to the Ministry of Justice.

Notes:

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. Previously issued data have been revised.

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