Youngsters writing 'sorry letters' to resolve criminal matters as number of child arrests falls
Figures published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal that arrests of children in Cumbria have fallen by 45 per cent in the space of four years.
Numbers provided by police show that in 2011, a total of 1,864 children were arrested in the county, a figure which has consistently dropped over the years down to 1,034 in 2015.
Every police force in England and Wales made fewer child arrests in 2015 than in 2010. Thirty-four forces brought down their number of child arrests by more than half, including 10 who achieved reductions of more than 70 per cent.
In Cumbria, the reduction in... read more
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