Fall in child arrests

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Fall in child arrests

The number of children arrested by Northants police has fallen by 66% in the last six years, according to a charity.

The Howard League for Penal Reform’s says Cambridgeshire police have also seen a drop – 71% in the last six years.

The number of children being taken into custody in England and Wales has dropped in the last six years – by two thirds.

Chief Executive Frances Crook says: β€œIt means that the police are directing their resources in a much more constructive way.”

 

You can find a list of the figures right here.

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