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  Curfews
What does a 'curfew' mean?
How do they work?
Do we need them?
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Curfews What does a 'curfew' mean?
A curfew is a rule that says people under a certain age should be off the streets and in their homes by a specific time of night, usually between 9pm and 6am.

Curfews were first introduced in 1998 in a policy called the Crime and Disorder Act for England and Wales. In Scotland curfew schemes have been around since 1997.

The 2003 Anti-Social Behaviour Act means they could become more widespread.


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