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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

March 30, 2006: Latest ASBO Figures

Local authorities in England and Wales are continuing to take action against anti-social behaviour, according to the latest set of quarterly Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) statistics published today. Statistics on the numbers of anti-social behaviour orders issued are reported to the Home Office by the Courts.

Figures for the period April 1999 to September 2005 shows the total number of ASBOs issued (as reported to the Home Office) stood at 7,356 on 30 September 2005.

Of these, 816 were issued between July and September 2005, representing 11% of the total number of all ASBOs issued. This is down 132 (14%) on the previous quarter (April to June 2005), but a rise of 54 (7%) on the same quarter last year. Of those ASBOs issued, 55% were to adults and 43% to juveniles.

ASBOs are one of a range of tools that are available aimed at improving and modifying anti-social behaviour, along with staged warnings, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs), fixed penalty notices and parenting contracts.

Home Office Minister Hazel Blears commented:

"Today's statistics show that local authorities, the police and the courts are not hesitating to use ASBOs to clamp down on the problem. I am extremely encouraged that they continue to be used. Over the past twelve months we have seen enthusiastic take-up of ASBOs, which sends out a clear message to those people who persist in this behaviour that action will be taken against them."