Quick Guide: Law and order
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Crime rate

Violent crime

Policing

Drugs

ASBOs

Prisons

ASBOs
The government wants to crack down on anti-social behaviour

The government believes that tackling minor crimes and anti-social behaviour is the key to reducing crime rates.

One of its key weapons is the anti-social behaviour order (ASBO).

This is a court order obtained by the police or local authority to prohibit individuals from disruptive behaviour.

The Tories say they have got off to a slow start, while the Lib Dems would like to limit their use still further.