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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16314: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many antisocial behaviour (a) offences were recorded and (b) orders were given for environmental damage in each year since 2011, also broken down by policing division.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 10 May 2018

Information on the number of antisocial behaviour offences recorded for environmental damage is not held centrally. The data the Scottish Government receives from Police Scotland is a general count of the number of crimes and offences recorded by the police, split by local authority, and the number cleared up by the police. We don’t receive further details on the specific characteristics of these crimes. This means we are unable to distinguish whether crimes have been associated with antisocial behaviour.

Information on the number of Antisocial Behaviour Orders given for environmental damage is not held centrally. The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 places a statutory requirement on local authorities to keep records of all antisocial behaviour orders and interim orders. You may wish to contact local authorities directly to request the information sought.