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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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The number of orders in England and Wales fell 6% to 1,329 in 2012 compared to 2005, when 4,122 ASBOs were issued.
The number of Asbos issued in England and Wales fell 6% in a year, from 1,414 in 2011 to 1,329 in 2012.
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.
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." The would-be police commissioner is one of four candidates looking to take the top job in elections on November 15.
And the Labour member said that the authority still plans to use the name Asbo as he believes it is an effective deterrent to troublemakers.
Recently, a man on TV was insisting people could be trained to minimise the chance of Asbo kids being provoked.
The National Housing Federation told Mrs May: "The system appears to work - why mess with it?" ASBOs, created in 1998, can be handed to yobs as young as 10.
ASBO MARK TWO SLAMMED AS A 'CON' THE Government's plan to abolish Asbos was mocked as a "gimmick."
In 2009, the most recent figure available, just 29 Asbos were handed out, as opposed to 55 in South Wales.
"His mates seemed chuffed he'd got one, but he doesn't have much to do with them anymore." More than 2,000 West Midlanders have been issued with ASBOs and criminal ASBOs since they were introduced in April 1999, under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
A senior police officer has delivered a damning broadside at the use of ASBOS.
ASBOs typically ban targeted teenagers from entering certain areas or assembling with friends.