Children arrests fall in West Yorkshire

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Arrests of children by West Yorkshire Police have fallen by 69 per cent in five years, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

Research shows that the number of arrests in West Yorkshire dropped from 19,706 in 2008 to 6,148 in 2013.

It follows a successful Howard League campaign aimed at keeping as many children as possible out of the criminal justice system.

 

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