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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) men and (b) women have been imprisoned for breaching antisocial behaviour orders in each police force area; and how many such people have been the (i) victim or (ii) perpetrator of domestic violence.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

The number of males and females who received an immediate custodial sentence for breach of an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) in each police force area in England and Wales in 2011 (latest currently available) can be viewed in the table.

Data on breaches of ASBOs held centrally on the Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database do not include information about all the circumstances behind each case other than those which may be identified from a statute. Therefore, from these data, it is not possible to separately identify cases where an offence of breach of an ASBO occurred in which the offender was either a perpetrator or victim of domestic violence from those cases where they were not.

Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) proven in court to have been breached(1) where the breach resulted in a sentence of immediate custody, in each police force area(2) in England and Wales in 2011(3)
  ASBOs breached resulting in custody
Police force area Males Females
Avon and Somerset 16 1
Bedfordshire 2
Cambridgeshire 5 1
Cheshire 4 2
Cleveland 17 1
Cumbria 14 2
Derbyshire 8
Devon and Cornwall 13 1
Dorset 11
Durham 3 1
Dyfed Powys
Essex 4
Gloucestershire 6
Greater London 75 4
Greater Manchester 35 6
Gwent 9 1
Hampshire and Isle of Wight 18 3
Hertfordshire 5
Humberside 43 1
Kent 6 2
Lancashire 15 1
Leicestershire 6 1
Lincolnshire 2
Merseyside 46 6
Norfolk 14 1
North Wales 13 4
North Yorkshire 14
Northamptonshire 8 3
Northumbria 12 2
Nottinghamshire 16 5
South Wales 23 3
South Yorkshire 8 5
Staffordshire 5
Suffolk 5
Surrey 4 3
Sussex 16 1
Thames Valley 26
Warwickshire 1 1
West Mercia 23 1
West Midlands 36 6
West Yorkshire 50 5
Wiltshire 1
England and Wales 638 74
(1) In this table ASB0 breaches are counted on the occasion on which the severest penalty for breach of an ASBO was received. (2) ASBOs may be issued in one area and breached in another ASBOs breached are counted baaed on the police force area in which the court at which the breach was proven is located; this may be different to the area in which the court that issued the ASBO is located (3) Many of these breached ASBOs will have been issued in years prior to 2011. Note: ASBO breach data are compiled by matching records of ASBOs issued with ASBOs breached. The nature of this matching process means that previously published ASBO breach data are subject to minor revision. Every effort is made lo 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: Justice Statistics Analytical Services within the Ministry of Justice

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