Police arresting fewer children

Published: 5 Dec 2012 13:001 comment

THE number of children arrested by Thames Valley Police is falling drama-tically, according to new figures.

Research by the Howard League for Penal Reform figures shows officers made 6,539 arrests of people aged 17 or under in the region - which includes Bracknell and Wokingham - during 2011.

This compares with 12,288 in 2008.

Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: "It is very pleasing to see that Thames Valley Police is arresting fewer children than it has in the past. I hope this trend continues".

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  • DunMoaning
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    Dec 8, 08:33
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    Ah but was the crime rate gone down.

    Just becuase your arresting less does not mean they are offending less.

    This is typical manipulation of figures without giving all relevant facts.

    How many crimes are reported relating to this age group would have been useful........

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