Arrests of children by Greater Manchester Police have fallen by 66 per cent in the last five years, figures published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today.
Research by the charity has found that the force made 3,714 arrests of children aged 17 and under last year, down from 10,903 in 2011.
Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said:
The statistics have been published in a Howard League briefing, Child arrests in England and Wales 2016, which shows how reducing the number of children entering the system has stemmed the flow of children into custody.
Child arrest figures for the region:
- Greater Manchester