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ASBO

A civil order made in the UK against a person (often a youth, who may “wear” his/her ASBO like a badge of honour) who has been shown on the balance of evidence to have engaged in anti-social behaviour in the UK or Ireland. Created by UK PM Tony Blair in 1998, ASBOs were meant to be imposed after minor incidents that would not ordinarily warrant prosecution, and to restrict behaviour in some fashion (e.g., by prohibiting a return to a certain area or shop, or restricting public swearing or drinking).
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Past incidences in Wales have included a 19-year-old from Rhondda Cynon Taff issued with an Asbo in 2006 for threatening and swearing at the neighbours of a farmer.
A spokesman for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board which runs the unit said: "Recent examples which resulted in Asbos have included a patient who not only took his frustrations out on a vending machine, but then smeared his faeces on a wall.
The following year he was given a two-year Asbo for playing loud music, banging on walls and shouting abuse at his neighbours through a wall linking the semi-detached houses.
Ms Baird said the sharp decline was down to "the confusion created by Theresa May's airy decision to go beyond Asbos without coming up with any al-in more than two years.
Mrs May says Asbos are too slow to obtain and there is too much bureaucracy involved.
In 2009, the most recent figure available, just 29 Asbos were handed out, as opposed to 55 in South Wales.
one of the oldest people in Britain to receive an ASBO after flashing at paramedics in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
A senior police officer has delivered a damning broadside at the use of ASBOS.
According to parents and officials, kids see an ASBO as a badge of honor.
Outreach for Douglas is complex, since she is dealing with so many miles, not to mention that the majority of her ASBO work takes place on the East Coast, making for full days of travel for even the shortest meetings.
But the majority of people who received an ASBO did not take part in anti-social behaviour again.
North Lanarkshire is the country's ASBO capital with 76 orders - around one fifth of the total - while Argyll and Bute and East Dunbartonshire had none.