In the Media

Asbos soar by 85%, with Manchester at top of list

PUBLISHED November 4, 2005

The number of antisocial behaviour orders imposed by the courts has begun to accelerate, with 897 issued in the first three months of this year - an 85% increase over the same period in 2004.

Home Office figures published yesterday show that the total number of Asbos imposed since they were introduced in April 1999 has now reached 5,557, with just under half involving teenagers under the age of 18.