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Arrests of children in 2016, broken down by age, gender and ethnicity

Question

Q1. How many arrests of children aged 17 years and under were made by your police force in 2016?

Q2. Please break the figures down by age (e.g. 17 years old – 105 arrests; 16 years old – 110 arrests; 15 years old – 74 arrests etc)

Q3. Please break the figures down by gender (e.g. Male – 402 arrests; Female – 161 arrests)

Q4. Please break the figures down by self-defined ethnicity (e.g. White British – 162 arrests; Asian-Pakistani – 27 arrests; Black African – 7 arrests; White and Black Caribbean– 12 arrests etc)

Answer

In 2016 1533 individuals aged 17 and under were arrested.

Please find the information you have requested in the tables below: 

Age

Number of persons arrested

11

6

12

43

13

95

14

209

15

278

16

416

17

486

 

Gender

Number of persons arrested

Female

265

Male

1268

Self-defined   ethnicity

Number of persons arrested

A1.   Asian - Indian

4

A2.   Asian - Pakistani

2

A3.   Asian - Bangladeshi

2

A9.   Any other Asian background

21

B1.   Black Caribbean

72

B2.   Black African

57

B9.   Any other Black background

28

M1.   White & Black Caribbean

78

M2.   White & Black African

3

M3.   White & Asian

4

M9.   Any other mixed background

13

NS.   Not stated

22

O9.   Any other ethnic group

11

W1.   White British

1181

W2.   White Irish

10

W9.   Any other white background

25

FOI reference: 296/17.

Date of request: 02.03.17.