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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 statistics came as it emerged the region's courts handed out nearly 40% fewer Asbos last year than they did in 2005.
Over the last four months, Andrea Bradley, lead nurse at the Morriston Hospital casualty unit in Swansea, has written out around 20 Asbos to protect other patients and staff.
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.
The Association of Chief Police Officers has warned the Home Office in a consultation exercise that ASBOs are "important", "commonly-used" and should not be scrapped.
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.
THE Anti-Social Behaviour Order, or Asbo, was a flagship Labour policy aimed at cracking down on the UK's thug culture.