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A 2012 opinion survey revealed that only 8% of Britons believed ASBOs had been successful in curbing anti-social behaviour.
The number of Asbos issued in England and Wales fell 6% in a year, from 1,414 in 2011 to 1,329 in 2012.
Asbos, available since 1999, are issued by courts to anyone over the age of 10 for antisocial behaviour such as drunkenness.
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.
In the Northumbria Police force patch, Ms Baird said, the number of Asbos issued has declined from 40 in one year to 10 in the last 12 months.
Asbos have been used to curb the unruly behaviour of countless menaces on Tyneside.
Now that's interesting: Asbo children with something they really want to say.
ASBOs, created in 1998, can be handed to yobs as young as 10.
ALESHA KHAN Banned from station, two-year Asbo CERISE DALTON Station ban, one-year restraining order CARMEN JULIEN Banned from station, two-year Asbo JENNA CROSSLEY Banned from station, two-year Asbo JAMIE JONES Banned from station, two-year Asbo
The ECHO has applauded the imposing of Asbos when they have obviously been successful in preventing future criminal behaviour.
By contrast South Wales Police issued 360 Asbos but had a much higher breach rate of 6.
THE Anti-Social Behaviour Order, or Asbo, was a flagship Labour policy aimed at cracking down on the UK's thug culture.