The draft Anti-social Behaviour Bill: pre-legislative scrutiny - Home Affairs Committee Contents


Key facts

  • Around 2.4 million incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB) were recorded by the police in England and Wales for the year ending September 2012.
  • From April 1999 to December 2011 21,749 ASBOs were issued.
  • 1,414 ASBOs were issued in 2011.
  • Since 2000, 85% of ASBOs were issued to men and boys.
  • Since 2000, 57.3% of ASBOs were breached at least once, 42.9% more than once.
  • If an ASBO is breached, it is breached an average of 4.7 times.
  • 38% of anti-social behaviour orders have been issued to 10-17 year olds, despite them comprising only around 13% of the population.[1]
  • The ASBO breach rate is 68% for children and 52% for adults.
  • Custody has followed breach of ASBOs by 10-17 year olds in 38% of cases.
  • Housing providers deal with over 300,000 ASB cases each year.
  • Between 2009-10 and 2010-11, there were 835 fewer posts in youth offending teams (YOTs) in England and Wales, a 4% reduction in staff during the year.
  • Council spending on services for young people fell by 12.3% in the past year, down from £116 to £102.49 per person per year—28p per young person per day.




1   Ministry of Justice, Anti-Social Behaviour Order Statistics - England and Wales 2011 (2012), Table 1 Back


 
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