The number of children arrested in the Avon and Somerset force area has fallen by 68 percent in the last five years.
According to figures obtained by the Howard League of Penal Reform, arrests fell from just above 9 thousand in 2008 to just under 3 thousand in 2013.
Claire Moody, who has reclaimed a European seat for the Labour Party has said it's because people are beginning to listen to Labour again.
The party doubled the vote it received at the last European Election. The new MEP also said that Labour are answering the questions that UKIP are raising.
Green Party candidate Molly Scott Cato says she isn't surprised by their success in the European elections.
The lead candidate from Stroud has been a member of the Greens for 23 years.
The party picked up its first ever European seat in the South West this weekend. They came in fourth place ahead of the Lib Dems nationally.
It's polling day across the south west - with Euro elections taking place - and, in many areas, local elections.
In Cornwall voters are making a little bit of history by taking part in the first UK trial of recyclable cardboard polling booths.
Seven hundred will be in use across the county. Polling stations are open until ten o'clock tonight.
New figures have revealed an alarming rise in the number of cases of scarlet fever in the South West.
According to Public Health England, there were 239 cases in 2013 to 2014 compared to 96 in 2012 to 2013.
Since last year there's been an increase of 23.5% in the number of scarlet fever cases in the South West.
The agency says it's investigating the reasons behind the increase.
Buglife, the invertebrate conservation trust, says up 75% of some of our most threatened bee species have been lost in some counties.Read the full story ›
75% of the most threatened bee species have been lost to some of the region's counties.
A report by nature conservation charity Buglife says the large garden bumblebee (Bombus ruderatus) is still found in Gloucestershire and Somerset, but over the past 50 years has disappeared from Dorset and the far South West.
The increased use of pesticides and unpredictable weather have contributed to their decline.
Kate Haskell has Wednesday's forecast for the region:
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