The number of children arrested by Essex police has fallen by 67% in the last six year according to a charity.
The Howard League for Penal Reform says the force arrested around two and a half thousand aged 17 and under last year which is down from seven and a half thousand in 2010.
The number of children being taken into custody in England and Wales has dropped in the last six years – by two thirds.
Chief Executive Frances Crook says: “It means that the police are directing their resources in a much more constructive way.”
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