Authors: Howard League for Penal Reform
Format: Online report
Summary: Briefing paper analysing freedom of information data from 43 police service areas in England and Wales and the British Transport Police. Findings include: there were 87,525 child arrests in England and Wales in 2016, a reduction of 64 per cent since 2010; every force in England and Wales has reduced the number of child arrests between 2010 and 2015, with 12 forces achieving reductions of more than 75 per cent; arrests of girls have fallen at a faster rate than that of boys. Includes case studies of the good practice that have led to reductions in child arrests at Hampshire Constabulary and Dorset Police.
Publication details: London: Howard League for Penal Reform, 2017
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