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ASBO

abbreviation for ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ORDER.
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Of these, 9,992 - or 43 per cent of all Asbos issued - have been breached more than once.
Dyfed Powys issued just two ASBOs last year adding to just 67 orders ever issued in courts in the force area, since they were introduced in 2000.
The figures show 733 out of 1,250 Asbos issued in Wales since 2000 were breached.
Details of the Asbos are then sent to police to activate and repeat offenders with three or more Asbos against them must then be accompanied by police for any future hospital visits.
Home Secretary Theresa May wants to axe Asbos and replace them with fast-tracked court judgements, dismissing the current arrangements as "gimternative micks".
Mrs May says Asbos are too slow to obtain and there is too much bureaucracy involved.
Asbos came in under the Crime and Disorder Act during Tony Blair's Labour government.
Housing groups are also urging Mrs May not to bin ASBOs and Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions, which help them to tackle troublemakers.
Earlier this year "Whitebirk Witches" Tori Duxbury, 15, and Amanda Holt, 16, were given two-year Asbos for terrorising their Blackburn neighbourhood.
But John Concannon, James Potter, Kyle Owens, Sam Stutt, William Dodd, Kieran Lynch, Dean Welsh and John Laffey were hit with two-year Asbos.
Since anti-social behaviour orders were introduced in 1999, North Wales Police have issued 415, the highest number of Asbos in Wales.
END OF AN ERA: Home Secretary Theresa May, left, has called time on Asbos