Police arresting fewer children
Published: 5 Dec 2012 13:001 comment
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".