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Antisocial Behaviour

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list measures introduced to tackle antisocial behaviour since 1997; and how frequently each measure has been used in each region (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 population. [20943]

Hazel Blears: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) were introduced under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and have been available since April 1999. The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 put in place a range of measures to tackle antisocial behaviour and gave local agencies the tools they need to tackle antisocial behaviour on the ground.

Key measures in the Act include:

The Housing Act 2004, introduced by ODPM, also contained important measures to enable landlords to tackle antisocial behaviour.
 
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Data covering all measures are not available in the form requested. However, a one-off snapshot survey of the take up of antisocial behaviour powers was carried out in September 2004 and published in October 2004 in the Together One-Year On" report. This survey of antisocial behaviour co-ordinators in Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships provided an estimate of use of powers over a 12 month period. The results of the survey, based on responses from 239 antisocial behaviour co-ordinators, found that:

Data showing the number of ASBOs issued by all courts are shown in the table. Latest data are up to December 2004.
 
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Total number of ASBOs issued up to 31 December 2004 as a proportion of the population as at 30 June 2004, by region

RegionsTotal ASBOs issued(17)Population as at 30 June 2004(18) (age 10 or over)Rate per 100,000 population
North East2012,263,4089
North West1,1686,031,24819
Yorkshire and the Humber6154,449,20614
East Midland2633,790,4387
West Midlands6514,692,16314
East3694,838,9098
Greater London4486,503,1487
South East4717,159,5727
South West2974,488,6377
Wales1662,615,0716
England and Wales4,64946,831,80010




1 As reported to the Home Office
(17) Source: ONS.


Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in Greater London in each month since April 1999, broken down by borough. [11948]

Hazel Blears: The readily available information is by quarter and is given in the table.
The number of ASBOs issued at all courts, as reported to the Home Office, where restrictions are imposed within Greater London local government authority areas, by period, 1 June 2000(18) to 31 December 2004 (latest available).

Period
June to December 2000
2001
AreaJuneJuly-SeptemberOctober-DecemberJanuary-MarchApril-JuneJuly-SeptemberOctober-December
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet2
Bexley2
Brent
Bromley1
Camden141
City of London
Croydon1
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich3
Hackney1
Hammersmith and Fulham2
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough
Kingston-on-Thames
Lambeth1
Lewisham2
Merton
Newham2
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton3
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster6
Greater London1094441

Period
2002
2003
AreaJanuary-MarchApril-JuneJuly-SeptemberOctober-DecemberJanuary-MarchApril-JuneJuly-September
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet1
Bexley6121
Brent7
Bromley——2
Camden3162101
City of London
Croydon2
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney11
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow12
Islington114
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough1
Kingston-on-Thames2
Lambeth
Lewisham2
Merton111
Newham
Richmond upon Thames2
Southwark1
Sutton11
Tower Hamlets111
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster2
Greater London4211262029

 
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Period
20032004
AreaOctober-DecemberJanuary-MarchApril-JuneJuly-SeptemberOctober-DecemberTotal Issued
Barking and Dagenham112
Barnet34212
Bexley3116
Brent12212
Bromley3129
Camden812512773
City of London1315
Croydon46114
Ealing125412
Enfield1214
Greenwich34111
Hackney2218
Hammersmith and Fulham213311
Haringey45817
Harrow2316
Havering11338
Hillingdon35412
Hounslow2364422
Islington111312
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough13319
Kingston-on-Thames2127
Lambeth58317
Lewisham122413
Merton431314
Newham2127
Richmond upon Thames114311
Southwark415112
Sutton11310
Tower Hamlets34717
Waltham Forest25512
Wandsworth332412
Westminster3256731
Greater London4045709780438


(18) Between 1 April 1999—31 May 2000 data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area (pfa). During this period nine ASBOs were issued, as reported, within Greater London pfa.
Note:
This local authority area table differs from criminal justice system area (cjsa) tables in that an issuing court can be outside the area in which the restrictions have been imposed.





 
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Mr. Newmark: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders are (a) in force and (b) have been breached in Braintree district; and in how many cases subsequent offences have resulted in a custodial sentence. [21811]

Hazel Blears: Antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) data are collected centrally on the number of orders issued. Information is not available on the number in force at any given time.

Data on convictions for breach of an ASBO and on the criminal histories of particular individuals are available at criminal justice system area level only.

Mr. Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role the head of the antisocial behaviour unit has in the (a) promotion and (b) execution of Government policy on (i) the prevention of binge drinking and (ii) the promotion of respectful behaviour and the discouragement of offensive or obscene language. [12876]

Hazel Blears: The Government have set out a clear strategy for reducing the health and crime and disorder problems associated with the misuse of alcohol, including through binge drinking. This includes new measures contained in the Violent Crime Reduction Bill to enable local authorities and the police to create alcohol disorder zones for targeted action; the introduction of a new Drinking Banning Order and a power for the police to impose 48-hour bans on pubs and clubs persistently selling alcohol to underage persons.

The Government are currently considering plans to take forward its work on tackling antisocial behaviour and the wider 'respect' agenda. This important work will be driven by a steering group of ministers, officials and practitioners to be chaired by myself, supported by an inter-departmental 'Respect' unit.


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